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To be hiding from jehovers witnesses

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Iloveanimals Sat 13-May-17 11:29:01

Hiding in my own home grin crazy!
What do you think of religious people who come to your door? Do you answer it or ignore? If you answer what do you say?!?!?!

Gingernaut Sat 13-May-17 11:30:32

I've just opened and closed the door on a pair of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Do not feel guilt.

NavyandWhite Sat 13-May-17 11:32:02

I say that I'm serving dinner and can't talk and slowly shut the door. No matter the time of day wink

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 13-May-17 11:35:17

I grew up on a farm and once the JWs came to the door while he was cleaning his shotgun (this is 30 years ago!). He answered the door with it broken over his arm and was pretty rude to them. We got blacklisted as they never came back!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 13-May-17 11:35:54

Open the door OP, and ask them to write down in their notes, that you would like them, not to call again, I did, and they don't call anymore. If they did, you could report them to your local Kingdom Hall.
If they try to pass you a leaflet, tell them you don't want it.

Aethelfleda Sat 13-May-17 11:36:27

They have a list. Open the door and ask to be taken off the list. Bonus points if you "forgot" to put clothes on before doing it.

MadamPatti Sat 13-May-17 11:39:20

I must admin around here they come in twos and one always loiters around the gate, so if i creep around the living room door and see the loiterer, I generally ignore.

I couldn't be rude to them tho. I have religious parents (not witnesses) who have been known to door knock and I couldn't bear the thought of anyone being rude to them. That's probably why I told the JW lady my name (she probably thinks I'm now interested aagh).

Iloveanimals Sat 13-May-17 11:41:05

Lol at answering the door naked grin or answering the door naked with a gun wink

rightwhine Sat 13-May-17 11:43:15

To any knocker I don't want to speak to I just politely say I'm not interested thank you, and close the door on them.

As a student many moons ago I did some selling door to door. You were trained with answers to every type of "excuse" as to why they werent interested, to keep them talking and overcome their objections. Most people came up with an excuse of some sort and then it was harder to extricate themselves. Most people don't like to be outright rude. You couldn't argue with I'm not interested combined with the politeness of a thank you and a closing door.

It works on nuisance phone callers too.

yaela123 Sat 13-May-17 11:43:58

No need to be overly rude, just say sorry you're a bit busy atm and can't talk

Sn0tnose Sat 13-May-17 11:51:14

I'm always polite, smile and say no thank you. They've always smiled back, said thank you and we've both gone about our days.

Fortunately, our evil neighbour is a Witness and has told them that we're the spawn of Satan, so they don't knock anymore.

PastysPrincess Sat 13-May-17 11:51:26

I never do anything door to door at all, nor with street vendors. I simply tell them that and shut the door. If they manage to get me long enough to ask why I say it's my policy on all due fraud/identity theft etc. Then shut the door.

Mulberry72 Sat 13-May-17 11:52:37

During my clubbing days (many moons ago) it became a thing to invite the Jehovas Witnesses in if they came to the house when there was an after party going on, I'm sure they left a little more enlightened! grin

kel1493 Sat 13-May-17 11:57:56

I ignore them sometimes.

BattleaxeGalactica Sat 13-May-17 12:02:33

Get a no cold callers sign. We got one from eBay with a whole sub list of categories who aren't to knock (including religious groups) grin. If they do, point to it silently with a raised eyebrow and close the door.

MingeFog Sat 13-May-17 12:02:49

Honestly, the last time this happened, I lost my temper and went ballistic. It was 8.30am on a Saturday and I thought that something had happened to one of the neighbours (every one of them is 70+) and it was an emergency.

I'd also gone to bed at 5.30am blush perhaps not an excuse for rage-morping into a banshee, but that combined with the fact that I feel very strongly about not trying to influence other people on religion... they got the full force of my wrath. They haven't been back.

expatinscotland Sat 13-May-17 12:06:29

Why hide? Just tell them NO, thanks and take me off your list.

SnapJack68 Sat 13-May-17 12:06:48

Take their leaflets and give them some back about the benefits of blood donation.

Whenever I get asked to sign up to anew charity and been made to feel guilty if i politely say no... I say ok.. as long as you sign up to one of the ones I am currently supporting monthly too... that shuts dien the conversation pretty quickly

WindyWednesday Sat 13-May-17 12:14:00

Ha, they came to me last week. I was cleaning up cat sick. I waved my rubber gloved hands at them through an open window and told them it wasn't a good time. They scarpered pretty quickly.

If they had wanted to come in and chat about religion I'd have told them they'd have to help clean the cat sick up with me while we chatted. grin

Evil ex neighbour was a JW and I think she told them we were Satan's children so they stayed away. She's moved on now, so they are back knocking again.

TheNaze73 Sat 13-May-17 12:16:38

Just politely tell them to Fuck off

onalongsabbatical Sat 13-May-17 12:22:32

Fine to hide.
Also fine to just say not interested to them.
Just because they've got the balls to knock at your door and the arrogance to think they have meaningful perspectives on your life, doesn't mean you owe them any kind of response at all.

Dogsmom Sat 13-May-17 12:35:37

We used to get them calling here most weeks despite me telling them every time we're atheists, one day my Mom was here and wasn't polite at all she asked them (whilst holding my newborn dd) why they think it's ok to let a baby die other than have a blood transfusion, they were very flustered and left and we haven't had another one in 2 years.

MrHankyTheXmasPoo Sat 13-May-17 12:37:49

Ask for their address and say you will pop in when it's least convenient to them and talk about your religion

StickThatInYourPipe Sat 13-May-17 12:38:47

I open the door and stare at them like a creepy child in a movie, then slowly close the door with said look. I never say a word. The same ones never come back grin

Oldraver Sat 13-May-17 12:41:06

We've had them round twice this week...when I saw them the first time I put a note on the door....'Do not knock, night worker asleep' I had previously asked them not to knock, and we had been put on the DNK list...which lasted just a few rounds.

My Blood Donors sticker doesn't seem to faze them

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