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Postby Novograd IV » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:54 am

Farnhamia wrote:
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You absolutely can. I do. I think it's almost something of a courtesy, too - if you tell them off the bat (politely, mind, no need to be rude), they can thank you for you time and move on to the next apartment/house. I don't see why you'd listen to the talk and get the phamplets and such just to throw them away and never think about them again...

Absolutely. I simply say, as pleasantly as I can, that I'm not interested and firmly close the door. There's no requirement that I listen to their schpiel. And as Serrland says, this way neither of us wastes the other's time.


Personally I'd wait for their acceptance of me saying that I'm not interested if I were being polite. Closing the door in their face is a little rude
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:59 am

Novograd IV wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Absolutely. I simply say, as pleasantly as I can, that I'm not interested and firmly close the door. There's no requirement that I listen to their schpiel. And as Serrland says, this way neither of us wastes the other's time.


Personally I'd wait for their acceptance of me saying that I'm not interested if I were being polite. Closing the door in their face is a little rude

Why? I don't slam the door. I say, "Thanks, not interested," wait a second or so and then just close the door. Seriously, if they've been at this for any length of time, they have to be used to that response. If they take it personally they shouldn't be out proselytizing.
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Postby Serrland » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:04 am

Farnhamia wrote:
Novograd IV wrote:
Personally I'd wait for their acceptance of me saying that I'm not interested if I were being polite. Closing the door in their face is a little rude

Why? I don't slam the door. I say, "Thanks, not interested," wait a second or so and then just close the door. Seriously, if they've been at this for any length of time, they have to be used to that response. If they take it personally they shouldn't be out proselytizing.




Obviously political canvassing is different from religious proselytizing, but I go door to door fairly frequently in election seasons, and this is the second-best response I could get. If you're not going to be receptive, and if otherwise I would spend several minutes discussing something while you stare at me blankly only to throw out anything I may give you, etc, I really have no problem with you closing the door on me. Don't be a prick about it, but go ahead and say you're not interested and close the door.I have no desire to speak to someone who doesn't want me there any more than they desire to hear me speaking when they don't want me there.

You're right about taking it personally. The people don't know me as an individual, and there should be no expectation to be treated as such. When you're canvassing you're just a nameless face. Doesn't mean you should be treated with any less respect, but it also doesn't mean people have to be chummy.
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Postby Caninope » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:08 am

Novograd IV wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Absolutely. I simply say, as pleasantly as I can, that I'm not interested and firmly close the door. There's no requirement that I listen to their schpiel. And as Serrland says, this way neither of us wastes the other's time.


Personally I'd wait for their acceptance of me saying that I'm not interested if I were being polite. Closing the door in their face is a little rude

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Postby Greed and Death » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:13 am

Jehova's witnesses appear more prevalent in the North East. In the South and west the Mormons seem more prevalent. Kinda miss the Mormons they have a better sense of humor. Such as when I ask if they would like a cup of coffee.
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Postby Gidgetisms » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:13 am

Novograd IV wrote:
Gidgetisms wrote:I've had people literally sic their dog on me. I'm fine with being told you're not interested, but extremes isnt going to do anything


more than scare the person away for good?

IRL I'm actually very much open to discussion, if someone gets too preachy in a holier-than-thou fashion that's when I break out the 'innocent heathen' deal

It didnt scare me away. and the dog didnt break the skin, so dont worry, I was ok <.<
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Postby Der Teutoniker » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:13 am

Sakurakoku wrote:That said, what's a good way in dealing with them if they come around later?


Chat with them. They are really nice, and are people too. When the conversation turns spiritual, simply firmly let them know that you are uninterested in their beliefs.
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Postby Xarem » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:19 am

just say, "I'm sorry but im in a rush, but can you hand me a leaflet and I'll read through it later." then next time they come knocking hand them the leaflet and say "are you interested in becoming a JW?" before they can get out any words.
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Postby Zibeline » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:48 am

Kingdom-democracy wrote:
The Sun Peoples Empire wrote:I know this is a stupid question... But what is a JW?

They are a religious group who studies the same bible that the cathlics have they are one of the few religions where people from the group knocks on your door like a door to door sales men.




Just a correction of misinformation: The JW NWT bible is not the same bible of the Catholics, the JW's have a different translation of the bible and language is changed to support the JW doctrine.

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Postby Kalaspia-Shimarata » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:55 am

Genivaria wrote:Appear at the door naked with a butcher knife covered in ketchup.

Yea, whilst playing this music:
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Postby The Murtunian Tribes » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:02 am

Xarem wrote:just say, "I'm sorry but im in a rush, but can you hand me a leaflet and I'll read through it later." then next time they come knocking hand them the leaflet and say "are you interested in becoming a JW?" before they can get out any words.


Ha.

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Postby Xarem » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:05 pm

The Murtunian Tribes wrote:
Xarem wrote:just say, "I'm sorry but im in a rush, but can you hand me a leaflet and I'll read through it later." then next time they come knocking hand them the leaflet and say "are you interested in becoming a JW?" before they can get out any words.


Ha.


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Postby Vorond » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:43 pm

Xarem wrote:just say, "I'm sorry but im in a rush, but can you hand me a leaflet and I'll read through it later." then next time they come knocking hand them the leaflet and say "are you interested in becoming a JW?" before they can get out any words.


Why not simply slam the door?

Edit: the last time they tried it took me two seconds to identify them and then the door hit the frame, simple as that.
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Postby Genivaria » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:47 pm

Vorond wrote:
Xarem wrote:just say, "I'm sorry but im in a rush, but can you hand me a leaflet and I'll read through it later." then next time they come knocking hand them the leaflet and say "are you interested in becoming a JW?" before they can get out any words.


Why not simply slam the door?

Edit: the last time they tried it took me two seconds to identify them and then the door hit the frame, simple as that.

Meh. its considered rude.
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Postby Vorond » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:48 pm

Genivaria wrote:
Vorond wrote:
Why not simply slam the door?

Edit: the last time they tried it took me two seconds to identify them and then the door hit the frame, simple as that.

Meh. its considered rude.


Well, trying to convert me I consider just as rude... not to mention at bloody 7am on saturday.
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Postby Genivaria » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:49 pm

Vorond wrote:
Genivaria wrote:Meh. its considered rude.


Well, trying to convert me I consider just as rude... not to mention at bloody 7am on saturday.

Very much so. If its that early then they can't complain when I show up to the door in my underwear.
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Postby Kalaspia-Shimarata » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:40 am

If they invite themselves in, bring them closer to you and scream in their ear:
"GET OFF MY PROPERTY YOU SPASTICATED TRESPASSER!!!!!!!!!!"
And blow a megaphone in the other ear. But if the law forbids it, stupid people who allow tresspassers, turn on the bugler alarm
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Postby New Hayesalia » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:35 am

My mate had some JW. They told him that IVF babies weren't real babies and only naturally concieved babies were. Then he told 'em by that logic Jesus wasn't a real baby. Then they walked off...

I laugh every time I remember that.

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Postby Great Nepal » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:55 am

New Hayesalia wrote:My mate had some JW. They told him that IVF babies weren't real babies and only naturally concieved babies were. Then he told 'em by that logic Jesus wasn't a real baby. Then they walked off...

I laugh every time I remember that.

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Postby Drackonisa » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:21 am

Over here in my home country, JW is a banned religion. And those that remain adamant in their faith, they usually spend their 2 years of NS in db for refusing to serve lol.
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Postby Caninope » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:23 am

Drackonisa wrote:Over here, JW is a banned religion. And those that remain adamant in their faith, they usually spend their 2 years of NS in db for refusing to serve lol.

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Postby Drackonisa » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:23 am

wasnt referring to my ns country lol!

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Postby Caninope » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:24 am

Drackonisa wrote:wasnt referring to my ns country lol!

What home country are you from then?
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Me wrote:Just don't. It'll get you a whole lot further in life if you come to realize you're not the smartest guy in the room, even if you probably are.

Because Caninope may be in that room with you.
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Postby Drackonisa » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:25 am

singapore.

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Postby Sagatagan » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:29 am

We got JWs once. My mother and I drove up the driveway and saw them standing there. I got out and headed towards the house, being a little kid, and my mom grabbed me and said loudly, 'looks like they're not home!'. Then she dragged me back into the car and drove off. We went and got ice cream.
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