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Old 23 July 2019, 06:26 AM   #1
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Sign Above the Doorbell Says, No Soliciting!

Anyone have this problem?

Its clearly posted, they ring the bell, dog goes crazy and they go into their spiel. Not Cool!
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Old 23 July 2019, 06:38 AM   #2
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A lot of people in the uk would struggle to understand the word, such has been the dumbing down of people here.
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Old 23 July 2019, 06:40 AM   #3
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Huge problem in my neighborhood. The signs at both entrances say it but they can’t read I guess.
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Old 23 July 2019, 07:30 AM   #4
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Perhaps they thought it meant prostitution.

And not Girl Scout cookies, siding, lawn services, maid service, roofing, soccer team and saving your wretched soul from eternal damnation.

That's not soliciting, that's doing you a favor.

Just spitballin' here......
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Old 23 July 2019, 07:33 AM   #5
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Put the sign over your doorbell.
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Old 23 July 2019, 07:35 AM   #6
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Just don't answer the door. It's your house. They eventually go away.
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Old 23 July 2019, 07:40 AM   #7
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Sometimes I supplement my sign with one that says "No Trespassing." That usually works. If not, I ask to see the permit that my city requires of all door to door salespeople. They don't have one 99% of the time. I don't think the local law applies to non-profits or political campaigners unfortunately.
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Old 23 July 2019, 07:59 AM   #8
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Nope. Folks don't come knocking on my door. The dogs don't let them.
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Old 23 July 2019, 08:20 AM   #9
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Answer the door in underwear lol
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Old 23 July 2019, 08:24 AM   #10
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A lot of people in the uk would struggle to understand the word, such has been the dumbing down of people here.
Really? Speak for yourself. Not our country.
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Old 23 July 2019, 08:25 AM   #11
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What about Girl Scouts? They have cookies
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Old 23 July 2019, 08:25 AM   #12
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Old 23 July 2019, 11:43 AM   #13
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Old 23 July 2019, 12:54 PM   #14
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Answer the door in underwear lol
I'm going to open the door in the buff next time!

I will not apologize If you are a door-to-door sales person or if you think I'm a grouch. It just makes me mad that sales people come to my door. They make my dog made too!

I've never had a prostitute on my doorstep ringing my door bell maybe No Soliciting is working.
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Old 23 July 2019, 01:59 PM   #15
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Do you also have a wireline phone?
Do you answer it?

Why do you still have a working doorbell?
Pull off one of the wires and reinstall it just to have fun with them.

Get rid of the sign and put in a Ring doorbell on there and yell, “Get Off My Doorstep” in your best Clint Eastwood voice.


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Old 23 July 2019, 06:14 PM   #16
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An electric fence for your pup (Boxer too, if I recall) will solve this (and many other) problem(s).
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Old 23 July 2019, 06:17 PM   #17
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Why didn’t you buy any Girl Scout cookies from me Larry?
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Old 23 July 2019, 06:34 PM   #18
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Old 23 July 2019, 09:16 PM   #19
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Your sign is too close to the door. They are already in your face by the time they read it.

Move the sign to the end of the walk so that they pass you by. You can add this one for emphasis.
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Old 23 July 2019, 11:34 PM   #20
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They've fallen out of favor in recent centuries, but I've always liked the idea of a mote and drawbridge.
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Old 23 July 2019, 11:45 PM   #21
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Why didn’t you buy any Girl Scout cookies from me Larry?
Toss one or two to Koda on the way to the door, if you would like to try for this Larry.
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Old 23 July 2019, 11:52 PM   #22
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I get them from time to time. One recently asked me, "Are you in a huge rush, I don't understand why you aren't considering our services". The service was not an exterminator, but someone that could "get rid of the spiderwebs in my entryway, and treat the lawn"... Whatever that means...

me, "I'm not interested." "but, but....."
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Old 24 July 2019, 01:31 AM   #23
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That would indeed be very annoying, especially if it's still happening often.
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Old 24 July 2019, 03:13 AM   #24
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Times are tough so I feel sorry for them...
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Old 24 July 2019, 03:47 AM   #25
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It's hard to stay polite, they consume my time and invade my privacy. Hate them.

I'm fine with neighbourhood kids doing a fundraiser for a sports club or something. I always support that.
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Old 24 July 2019, 04:51 AM   #26
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I feel your pain. My "No Soliciting" sign is very easily seen from the sidewalk, as it is mounted right on my front door.

On my days off I usually have my kiddo (2 year old) and it seems like someone rings the dang doorbell selling something right about 30 minutes after I put him down for a nap. Even if he sleeps through the door bell, the barking dog usually wakes him up.
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Old 24 July 2019, 05:05 AM   #27
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Old 24 July 2019, 05:17 AM   #28
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I'm fine with neighbourhood kids doing a fundraiser for a sports club or something. I always support that.
That’s about it in our neighbourhood
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Don't get many, but recently they slipped a letter under my door.

It was addressed to me by name and mentioned that they had stopped by several times and I wasn't home.

Also mentioned a bunch of stuff about "salvation" and how they had the answers that would save me....
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