I have two signs on the door. They are a little snarky. Mr K thinks the first one is absolutely hilarious. I would have thought the second one was overkill if not for the fact that I STILL got my bell rung.
The first sign that is up all the time reads: "Absolutely no soliciting. Ever! We are not interested in your scam, scheme, or religion! We are happy with our hot water tank and our hydro. We do not want a quote for lawn care (go away, [SpecificCompany]). We are happy with our church and do not need a new vacuum. Thank you. Have a nice day. (Girl Guides are always welcome)."
Mr K finds that one hilarious. There's a reason SpecificCompany is called out by name. They keep calling us and coming to our door repeatedly. We had an awful experience with them once and will never EVER use them.
The second sign, which is written on bright pink paper and gets taped up when LK is napping or in bed for the night used to read: "Baby Sleeping! Please knock. Don't ring the bell!"
That sign was ignored.
The new one reads: "Baby sleeping! If you don't have a LEGITIMATE reason to be here, please go away. Otherwise, please KNOCK! Don't ring the bell. Thank you."
Just wondering... is that overkill? Rude?
Here's what happened just now:
We've been getting a ridiculous amount of scammers coming through our neighbourhood. It drives me crazy. Really crazy. The latest one is someone knocking asking if we've gotten our energy rebate yet. She wouldn't tell me who she is with, even though I asked. So I told her that she had no business ringing my bell. She told me that she wasn't "soliciting" so my "very rude sign" doesn't apply to her.
If she wasn't soliciting, she would have started by telling me who she was representing - the correct answer is either my energy company or the government. Any answer but those two means she's scamming. She wasn't forthright with that info, so I know she was not legit.
I managed to keep myself composed long enough to close the door in her face and not actually say what I was thinking. It wasn't polite.
Does anyone else have suggestions for signs that might actually work?
If not, coping techniques for door-to-door scammers (or ridiculous stories on the same) will suffice.
(edited because I forgot the subscript at the bottom of the first sign.)