Tuesday, May 04, 2010

No Soliciting

No, I don't want to seem unfriendly. But this same trait keeps me smiling and asking questions and being oh, so kind to the strangers who persistently come knocking on my door wanting me to support them in their selling ventures -- magazines, cleaning products, knit hats. "Don't need any of these products?! No problem! You can still help the seller by purchasing products and donating them to an organization that does need them!"

I've stopped buying but I can't find a QUICK way to extricate myself from the LONG listening and nodding and smiling until I can say, "No, thank you!" I did have a handwritten "No soliciting" sign stuck to the door jam with blue painters tape up for months. Didn't bother me and helped keep the solicitors away, but everyone commented on it which makes me think it was unattractive. (Yea? You think so?)

Talked to my friend Angie of "jamjewelrydesigns" and she created this cute alternative for me! And she even gave it to me for free because she's going to use my idea! I think everyone should have one...but I promise I won't come selling door-to-door! If you think you should have one too, follow this link to her etsy site!


Sheree said...

That is cute! And now that I can't hurry and call Jared to come home when one knocks on my door, I think I'm going to want one of those.

Leslie said...

Reminds me of a day when someone came to my door and I pointed to my sign and he said, "Oh, I thought it said No Socializing. So, let me tell you a little about my product..." I was ticked.

Julie said...

Love the idea! Thanks.