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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGlitter View Post
    Good one, Patsy.
    I sometimes wear a rhinestone tiara and my 1950s rhinestone cat-eye sunglasses around town. With my jeans of course. I think it's funny because I'm the last one who should be wearing a crown. And if I go out with my friend we both wear our tiaras but she's too chicken to wear it in public so we have to take them off before leaving the car.

    Photo please!!!

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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    i used to have a sign on my front door saying
    "we shoot every 3rd salesman, the second one just left."
    WOW Minks!! Is that really you??? G'day Hon!!

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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    Quote Originally Posted by AussiePam View Post
    Photo please!!!
    Haha! Okay Pam, next time we do that, I'll remember to take a photo for you!

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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    Thanks Red Glitter!!

    I'm all for showing off ones jewels!!


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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    he he he.....Pam....

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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    When I get calls at home soliciting for phone/long distance service I politely tell them: "Sorry, we don't own a telephone".

    9 out of 10 times they say thank you for your time and hang up. I always wonder what their face looks like about 5 seconds after they hang up and realize what I just told them.

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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    Quote Originally Posted by AussiePam View Post
    WOW Minks!! Is that really you??? G'day Hon!!

    howdy AP. It is me, well I wish the Avatar was me.
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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

    She's certainly carrying, Minks!!!


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    Re: No Soliciting Sign - I laughed so hard...!

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    Cute sign I bet, patsy. Wish I had made it. Hope you don't mind if I include my story of those bold solicitors.

    Here's my recent showdown in regards to door to door salespeople: exactly one day before the Jehovah Witnesses visited me. I live in a vulnerable neighborhood. Modest.

    The doorbell rings and my wise daughter has enough sense to turn away a peddler of home repellent. Usually this would have sat right with me. Spray, solicitation, cold calls, I object! I'm an environmentalist at heart.

    Last years cockroaches put me in vendetta mode. All altruism went out the door when I learned my daughter had successfully turned away the one salesperson I wanted to drop by. I ran out the door and chased him down.

    We got to talking and I found out what he could offer, organic pesticides, wouldn't hurt my pets, etc... (etc just means I'm not sure of the advantages to organic pest control)

    I'm so eagar to sign a contract! (the **** roaches were much too shiney and black last year I could've eaten them off the grill! No, not really, they were disgusting), so he gives me his speel and I'm ready to shell out my sig and then I'm like, you mean 79 dollars for each application?

    You mean I have to have seven of these? Or something along those lines. So I'm considering his pitch. Then I try to calculate the total amount I'd spend on the service. 79 dollars adds up you know.

    I'm not so strong in math so at this point standing in the front yard with my bathrobe on and haircurlers, trying to calculate the amount, the guy reaches in his pocket and pulls out a calculator! Thank god for that! So I added it up and do you know it would have cost over 500 hundred for the complete service.

    I had to say no. He had to say no too.

    I was a wreck by the end of our conversation and I could tell all he wanted to do was flee and never come back.

    I bet he doesn't bother me again about buying his stuff. I'm hoping he decided to work for another organization that solicits from a different angle or markets a different kind of neighborhood such as one that can afford his business!

    ladybug

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