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door to door salespeople....

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TwinklingWonderland Thu 06-Dec-12 14:03:06

I live in an area where chuggers/salespeople etc cold call door frequently. I was getting about two per day which was driving me mad with two dc to look after,so I put a polite sign up by the door bell saying 'no cold callers'.

It has been great, except I still get about one per week who thinks they are exempt (the sign is very visible). It is very annoying and often I have to disrupt putting ds for a nap/getting lunch etc to answer the door as I assume its a delivery.

Wibu to take the details of all future callers and complain to their company/charity/trading standards?

or as they've ignored my sign, should I 'miss' the doorbell and accidentally happen to throw a bucket of water out the door at the time they call

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 06-Dec-12 14:06:10

YWBU to complain, because it would take up more of your time and leave you irrationally angry. YWBU to chuck water at them too, no-one does door-to-door because they love it.

(Apart from missionaries, perhaps.)

I can see it's annoying, though.

TwinklingWonderland Thu 06-Dec-12 14:07:55

Thanks, the second option was a joke grin

badbride Thu 06-Dec-12 14:08:59

Here's what to do when the doorbell rings:

Doorbell: Ding Dong!
Twinkling opens upstairs window, addresses caller thusly:

Twinkling: "Are you making a delivery?"
Cold caller: "No"

Twinkling shuts window without further ado. Cold caller eventually exits (hopefully also pursued by a bear)

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