Those awful marketing phone calls are bad enough (and I've been known to ask telemarketers if they can just 'hold on a sec' and leave the phone lying there off the hook ... for an hour - and yes, we're now on the Do Not Call Register), but I really really really hate being accosted in my own home. Whether it's people trying to sell me a new roof, cable TV, or spiritual salvation (which I have my own strong views on, thank you very much), I can't stand it.
I've had a homemade sign at our front door for years now, reading :
(In fact, my sign isn't so polite, I don't have 'thank you' on it.) It works a treat - sales people (of all types) walk up, turn around, and walk away. Good for me (less stress), good for them (they're not wasting their time or being shouted at).
Due to popular demand, I've designed some 'Nothing door-to-door' stickers and put them on my CafePress shop, so you can have one too.
38 puzzles and 13 days to go; we have a Christmas tree with no decorations on it, and not much else, LOL ... Merry Christmas everyone!