3rd Trimester

Ok, this really pissed me off.

I'm on bedrest. DH is at work, I'm half in pajamas/half nekkid in bed, and there's a knock on the door. The dogs are barking so I corral them into the spare room and make my way allllll the way down to the door. Who is it? A freaking Jesus pusher. I'm sorry, but GFY! If I wanted to be a part of your church, I'm sure I'd find my way there on my own. Grrrrr!!

I don't think I'd be nearly annoyed except for the fact that these women seem to be SWARMING our neighborhood lately. I am so freaking tired of it!! I didn't NEED to get out of bed for that.

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  • Wow- I'm definitly not a "go to Church every Sunday" type of gal, but maybe you shouldn't have posted this. It just seems.....inappropriate. (ie. Jesus Pusher....)
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  • How was that inappropriate? She was just venting. I would be pissed too, especially if I was on bedrest. We had a problem with church recruiters in our neighbor not too long ago. It got some many complaints to the homeowners association that we were told any type of solicitation was to be reported to the police. Our neighborhood already had a no solicitation policy, but people just kept ignoring it. To the original poster, I would complain to my HOA about this if I where you. Just my opinion though.
  • How is this "inappropriate" or any different than, say, a telemarketer calling your house?? I'm sure YOU appreciate it when someone calls you, unsolicited, when you're trying to put your kid to bed. It's no different. I didn't ask for her to come by, and her timing SUCKED.

    I have NO issues with people going to church, following God, etc. But coming to MY house, unsolicited, and trying to push me to join your church? Inappropriate.

  • image mypeanut2010:
    How was that inappropriate? She was just venting. I would be pissed too, especially if I was on bedrest. We had a problem with church recruiters in our neighbor not too long ago. It got some many complaints to the homeowners association that we were told any type of solicitation was to be reported to the police. Our neighborhood already had a no solicitation policy, but people just kept ignoring it. To the original poster, I would complain to my HOA about this if I where you. Just my opinion though.

    I'm not saying I wouldn't be seriously annoyed if I were on bed rest and someone who didn't have any business being at my door rang my bell. I was just saying maybe the way she worded it was a bit innappropriate, thats all.

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  • image mypeanut2010:
    To the original poster, I would complain to my HOA about this if I where you. Just my opinion though.

    Unfortunately we don't have one, so I'm not sure what we could do. Maybe DH can just put a "no trespassing" sign out front? I dunno.

  • Imagine this scenario when you just put your newborn to sleep FINALLY and your boobs are hanging out from BF. UGG. I got so tired of it I had a friend make a cute sign that said Please Do Not Ring Doorbell and underneath it says No Soliciting. I hung it next to my door and it has worked like a charm the past 2 years! Girl Scouts don't even bother us anymore!
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    image mypeanut2010:
    To the original poster, I would complain to my HOA about this if I where you. Just my opinion though.

    Unfortunately we don't have one, so I'm not sure what we could do. Maybe DH can just put a "no trespassing" sign out front? I dunno.

    That would work. Then if it continues, you can call the police because they would be trespassing at that point. Good luck. Try to get some rest :)

  • We put up a No Solicitors sign in our window this winter, because I was on bedrest and didn't want to deal with the doorbell ringing/dog going insane. They have to abide by it, and it took care of the problem.

    I plan to leave it up for good, to hopefully avoid anyone waking up the baby when she arrives.

  • I totally understand. I dislike anyone coming to my door to "sell" me something.
  • image dbertagni:
    Imagine this scenario when you just put your newborn to sleep FINALLY and your boobs are hanging out from BF. UGG. I got so tired of it I had a friend make a cute sign that said Please Do Not Ring Doorbell and underneath it says No Soliciting. I hung it next to my door and it has worked like a charm the past 2 years! Girl Scouts don't even bother us anymore!

    Great idea!

  • It's okay, I'm an evangelical Christian and I totally understand. We're all exhausted and grumpy. If I were on bed rest, I'd probably put a sign on the door saying so and asking people not to knock unless it's absolutely necessary. My UPS guy likes to knock every time he leaves a package, and by the time I waddle myself to the door, he's gone and the package is there waiting safely for me. If I knew who it was, I'd leave it for DH to grab on his way in. Kind of annoying, but people don't realize it.
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  • P.S. I don't go door to door, though! Don't hate! Wink
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  • I completely feel your pain, I had just fallen asleep for a nap yesterday when my dogs went crazy cause the door bell went off. I live in a town house so I had to get up, go downstairs to be greeted by the same thing. I am not very nice in those situations (8 months prego with severe swelling)  so I believe a sign will be going up. And to further note they also leave those stupid pamphlets for everyone not home. So now I have them flying around outside since it's been windy. 
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    P.S. I don't go door to door, though! Don't hate! Wink

    LOL!! To each their own...I'm not a hater. Just annoyed!

  • Oh please! There's nothing inappropriate about "Jesus pusher.". I hate it when those people show up at my door! Or anyone selling anything at all. I personally don't answer the door when I'm home alone during the day. The signs are a good idea too.
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    image mcginnie86:
    P.S. I don't go door to door, though! Don't hate! Wink

    LOL!! To each their own...I'm not a hater. Just annoyed!

    I'd be annoyed too, especially being on bedrest. People shouldn't push their beliefs and religion on you... that's a personal choice anyways!

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    Wow- I'm definitly not a "go to Church every Sunday" type of gal, but maybe you shouldn't have posted this. It just seems.....inappropriate. (ie. Jesus Pusher....)

    agreed...

  • When we built our house we didn't put in a doorbell.  We have a fence leading up to our house and people still come to our door!  I normally don't answer it and let my two 80 lb dogs lunge at them through the glass french doors.  The annoying thing is that some people continue to knock.  I am not nice.  I find it very intruding to knock at someone's door.  Of course, they seem to only come during my son's nap time.  I'm going to have to put up a sign. 

    OP- your use of "Jesus pusher" is a spot on description

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  • I would have been pissed too, Im not on bed rest and I hate when I have to get up to go answer the door mostly because it requires that I climb over 2 baby gates.  But I got annoyed with the Jesus pushers too, my last straw was when one actually argued with me about my beliefs. 
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  • That would annoy me too. I need to get a no soliciting sign before this baby comes. The only problem with that is it might keep away candy sellers. I need a sign that says "Unless you have chocolate....move along."
  • Ugh, I HATE these people. Believe whatever you want to, but please do not try to push you beliefs on me. We just had some JW's knock on the door this weekend. DH tried to answer, but I wouldn't let him. He's too nice and that only makes them come back. I politely told them I have my own religion, do not wish to discuss it, and would appreciate it if they did not return.

    I think I need a "no solicitation" sign. A few weeks ago, a cable company sales person knocked on the door. I was doing laundry and didn't answer, but he left a business card and note saying he could get us a bigger package for a better rate. (We have DirectTv.) I was livid (possibly irrationally.) Do these a-holes traipse through the neighborhood looking for dishes so they can try to sell you? This reminds me, I still want to write the cable company a letter about this.

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    That would annoy me too. I need to get a no soliciting sign before this baby comes. The only problem with that is it might keep away candy sellers. I need a sign that says "Unless you have chocolate....move along."

    An important point. I thought we had scared off the Girl Scouts and was kind of upset about it, until my neighbors told me they didn't come around this year because of the weather.

    Which...whimps. So there was a blizzard. I need my Thin Mints! Where is their dedication to the cause, I ask you?

     

     

  • If I am by myself I don't answer the door anymore unless I know someone is coming over to visit. We had too many people come the door during the last election about a local measure and I got fed up with hearing the same argument over and over. DH is much better than me with shooing people away so I let him deal with solicitors when he is home.
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  • Honestly, if you have a front window, put up a sign. Something to the effect of "We won't answer the door for salespeople, evangelists, or Voldemort (or whatever, make it funny), and we reserve the right to make fun of anyone fitting those descriptions." Some of our close friends have a sign like this, I love it.

    ETA: Ooh, or you could say something like "don't bother knocking/ringing unless you have Girl Scout cookies or chocolate"

  • Ugh that would annoy me too.  We get them fairly often in our neighborhood and I've just stopped answering the door.  My toddler would always throw a tantrum when they came by because then she'd want to go outside.

    I think the no solicitations sign is a good idea.  I'm going to have to do that, because if they come by and wake up my newborn or me, I'm going to be seriously pissed. 

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  • Ummm....do you live on my street?!?!  This is EXACTLY what happened to me this morning at 10:30!  I just got put on bedrest, DH was at work, doorbell rings, dog starts barking, I get to the door, and it's an older lady passing out tracts about Jesus and inviting me to her church.  Surprise  I just stared at the screen when I read your post! 

    Now I'm a born-again believer and believe in Jesus and appreciate what she was trying to do, but I was definitely annoyed.  I felt kind of bad about it, but at the same time, I'm really trying to rest per doctor's orders and it stressed me out to wake up and hop out of bed like I did.

    I like the idea of posting a sign near your door, though.  I honestly think I'm going to do that.  Thanks!

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  • I actually thought the Jesus Pusher was funny. She could have said Jehovah Pusher or Islam Pusher if that was the case - don't think it is the religion so much as the action of pushing that is the worst bit. And frankly people need to get thicker skin - she didn't say anything really outrageous here.

    I have my belief - which are extremely complicated - and don't want to discuss, debate, or explain them to anyone: let alone in a somewhat confrontational manner at my door. If I want to discuss/debate/partake in religion I seek it out.

    I actually see the name plates or the book and say: "I'll have to stop you there. We don't do religion at the door. Good luck and please tell all your friends and colleagues not to come to our door again. Ever." 

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  • I am on bedrest as well and am having very similar problems. Like I feel as though I have told these people several times I am not interested and I go to shut the door and they just keep trying to pressure me into letting them into my house! I started off being really nice, but after it happening time and time again I just started slamming the door shut after I say not interested. I didn't even think about putting a sign up! I am definitely going to make one and have my hubby hang it up! Thank you ladies for this idea, I really hope it works, I'm at my wits end with sales people/ church people. The thing I dislike most about the church people is that they are trying to shove their religion down my throat, especially when they make comments like "your baby needs Jesus Christ" or "your baby has to be baptized or will go to hell". Who says stuff like that? It makes you concerned for your safety and your family's safety!
  • When I see things like this, I am never more thankful that I grew up in a town that doesn't allow people door to door with a few exceptions (exceptions being the ones that typically sell chocolate and GS cookies).  If anyone came to the door, we just told them they better stop or we'd call the police and they would be arrested.  The only one I ever seen not listen was a vacuum salesman.  It was funny to watch when the police showed upBig Smile Now I live the in country so I still don't have to worry.

    Maybe you can see if you have a similar law in your area. 

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  • The best "no soliciting" sign we ever had

    NO SOLICITING
    Our souls are fine
    & we don't have any money

    This kept them away, & got a lot of good laughs. 


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