So I put up a No Soliciting sign. And it cut the salespeople in half... but still- people were coming to try and sell me stuff! I had just about had it, so I broke out the Sharpie marker on the front of an envelope and wrote in super-big letters:
No Soliciting, Please!
(I tried to be nice, but I was mad, so under that, I wrote:)
Seriously, we don't want whatever crap you're selling!
'Cause I was serious about this. NO MORE.
And that did it. No more pest control guys. No more alarm system shmucks.
But there was a side-effect. Everyone who was invited over would always comment on my little sign. One of my friends even expressed that they thought it was a little mean. And I don't know, but some people find the word "crap" a bit offensive? So I took it down this weekend. I didn't want to be the mean lady. I replaced it with a polite, simple, regular No Soliciting sign.
Two. Days. That's how long it took for pest control guys to start ringing the bell again. Seriously. This is exactly why I have to be mean about it. I am tired! So I'm putting up a crap sign. Yep.
You know who's fault this is? Why I have to use "language?" It's the sales people. You annoying peddlers of stuff I don't want.
Let's see how this will work.