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RO# 10414

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  12:37:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope this doesn't offend any ROs here, but I am so angry.

Bad enough in the Spring, we get bombarded with them boldly strutting up & down our street, gathering on private properties, ringing doorbells & refusing to take polite hints that we are not interested and returning again and again, leaving litter on the lawns & stuck in front doors .

Now to add insult to injury they are CALLING OUR HOME (unlisted and "no call" registered)
and leaving messages!! What nerve!

I'm talking about the J W's and they are starting to annoy me to the point of forgetting to be polite the next time they show up at my door. What's wrong with these people who can't take no for an answer because of their beliefs. I don't want anymore pamphlets, or phone calls.I 'm done being nice!
Anyone have some solutions? (other than guns)
I consider this harassment.

Homeport: Seneca River, NY

carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  12:52:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They don't come to my house anymore and haven't in about 6 years...Can't say how I did it as it would be deleted from here...Stop being polite to them...get the hint...

Edited by - carver 2557 on Jan 01 2009 12:54:03

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Bob J

RO# 181

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  12:59:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're 100% sure it's them at the door; try this: Answer the door naked with a beer in each hand & invite them in. Have a porn CD playing on the TV with the volume up high. If they come in; you're in trouble....resort to Plan "B" !

Bob J

Homeport: Waretown, NJ Go to Top of Page

OBX Boater

RO# 5301

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  13:06:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, they may see that as an indicator that they are really needed to help save that soul and take it as a challenge.

Sunny, is it usually the same people coming each time? If so, perhaps having them served with papers to keep them off your property would solve the problem.

OOPS....just realized this is the women's only forum...Moderator, please delete my post if you need to.

Edited by - OBX Boater on Jan 01 2009 13:07:31

Homeport: Manteo, North Carolina Go to Top of Page


RO# 10414

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  14:04:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The same ones keep coming, sometimes with the addition of new rosy-cheeked blood. They are relentless! We have made our feelings clear time & time again. Last summer while backing out of my garage, I almost hit two of them who were in the driveway!
Scared the -- out of me! I wonder how this would play out legally?

Homeport: Seneca River, NY Go to Top of Page

carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  14:23:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was a rosy-cheeked blond that was my way of stopping the visits...I simply asked if the blond would return favors if I bought their Watchtower...I went into detail about the favors...Haven't seen them since...

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RO# 13515

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  14:41:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Used to have a buddy, since passed away, that found a solution.
He would tell them he was praying his rosary( He wasn't catholic) and if they would join him til he finished he would be glad to talk with them. They must have marked his door somehow because after 2 visits they never showed up again.Whatever works-works.

Edited by - dumy on Jan 01 2009 14:42:10

Homeport: Lake Champlain - Orwell VT Go to Top of Page


RO# 15327

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  14:55:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Usually. telling them you are Catholic will stop them from returning.

Take a lesson from your dog. No matter what life brings you kick some grass over that sh*t and move on.

Homeport: Shreveport,LA Go to Top of Page

carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  14:57:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you have to tell them Harlan...

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RO# 10414

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  16:13:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, we're lousy Catholics, but Catholics just the same, I'll try it, and an exorcism if that's what it takes.

Homeport: Seneca River, NY Go to Top of Page

carver 2557

RO# 11591

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  16:43:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try putting Moth Balls around the door...Apparently Moth Balls are a cure all fix all...

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In the know

RO# 20824

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  17:22:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last time they knocked on our door (we do not have a doorbell) I was in the middle of re-assembling an H&K .45ACP after cleaning it. I answered with it in hand. Never said a word, they took off and have not been seen since.


The enemy of society - the HUTAL

Homeport: The Ocean State Go to Top of Page


RO# 4570

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  20:28:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I had 2 approach me last year just before Easter, I invited them to worship with us at our church, they declined because they had services at the same time ... I then said that we had THREE services and surely ONE would fit into their busy schedule ... I then asked for their address so I could send them some literature ... they left and I have not seen them since!!


Homeport: Fayetteville, Ga Go to Top of Page


RO# 28240

Posted - Jan 01 2009 :  20:49:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sunny...tell them you're gay...worked for me...of course I am, but if it works, it works.

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Homeport: Cedar Point Marina, Ohio Go to Top of Page


RO# 10414

Posted - Jan 02 2009 :  15:33:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The creeps showed up at my door this am! I was just out of the shower & couldn't answer it. I was ready to try some of the suggestions or worse! I did find this however: I'll save it up because I know they will be back.

Homeport: Seneca River, NY Go to Top of Page

lil red truck

RO# 25758

Posted - Jan 03 2009 :  02:52:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Harlan

Usually. telling them you are Catholic will stop them from returning.

Funny. I was raised Roman Catholic and I was always told to tell them I was Baptist if they bothered me.

1987 Bayliner Ciera 2450
Matthew 7:12
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." ~ George Sand

Homeport: Yonkers, NY Go to Top of Page


RO# 3238

Posted - Jan 03 2009 :  03:28:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I told them I was pagan, and if they came in, we would read from my book, not theirs. The plan worked.


"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." - Kenneth Grahame

Homeport: MS Gulf Coast Go to Top of Page


RO# 29321

Posted - Jan 03 2009 :  11:24:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't seen a J.W. in our area in over 20 years.
There are just not many of them around here.

Homeport: Lake Charles, La Go to Top of Page


RO# 20462

Posted - Jan 05 2009 :  16:24:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a carful of black ladies who come 'round every few months. They've begun to preface their spiel with "I knows y'all has a church home already, but,"... and that's where I stop them. "That's right- and we're quite happy at St. Paul's. No thank you, we don't need any literature. Good bye." Takes all of 12 seconds, and only minimal rudeness required.
Your mileage may vary.
The JWs used to come to call on my grandfather. He'd always invite them in, and gravely listen to what they had to say. A non-churchgoing man, he nonetheless knew his Bible thoroughly, and was a brilliant, if quiet, debater. He'd take each of their scriptural citations, and contrast it with a contradictory one, and regretfully ask how that could possibly be. The poor folk were so confused about what it was they believed, since it was ALL in the Bible- somewhere, he was able to send them away gratefully thanking him for the Book of Mormon the previous week's proselytizers had left for his edification. No word on how the Mormons fared in the battle of wits, but with Granddaddy, few of those so engaged survived unscathed.

Homeport: Edenton, NC Go to Top of Page

To the Max

RO# 11796

Posted - Jan 07 2009 :  23:22:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Only one thing works and it works for all manners of door-knockers.
Put a big sign on your front gate BEWARE OF THE DOG - preferably one of those with a picture of a big ugly bull-dog on it.
I laugh when I watch them stop outside, think twice about opening the gate and keep walking to the next house.
Downside, Of course this will only work if you have a front gate.

My dilemma is how to stop the Indian call centre phone company reps from ringing me on my mobile, at home , and at work...



Homeport: Sydney, Australia Go to Top of Page


RO# 12640

Posted - Jan 08 2009 :  00:06:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just talk dirty to them, start out normal, don't ever let them in your home, can be a blast. When I had time to entertain this, it was so much fun, one time, I thought I was having a heart attack,wound up I was laughing so hard, it was muscle cramps

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

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RO# 10414

Posted - Jan 08 2009 :  11:40:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Just talk dirty to them, start out normal, don't ever let them in your home,"

Easy for you Walter, I prefer not to go that route, so could you come over & do it?
I did put up a No Trespassing sign, but you can ignore it if you know the password. (careful now!)

Homeport: Seneca River, NY Go to Top of Page


RO# 3617

Posted - Jan 08 2009 :  12:28:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I was in college, I had a young lady who was constantly preaching to me. I finally told her that I was a Satanist and that I'd be happy to listen to her views if she'd take a minute and listen to mine. I even invited her to our ceremony on Saturday night where we'd be spiritually stomping on a baby duck. She hastily rplied no thanks and never preached to me again.

Blue Skies,

As light fades, vision increases
Blind people have vision!

Homeport: California Delta & SF Bay Go to Top of Page


RO# 14378

Posted - Jan 08 2009 :  23:26:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a good one Dave!

Edited by - Flutterby on Feb 22 2009 18:42:11

Homeport: California Sierras/Gold Country Go to Top of Page


RO# 8116

Posted - Jan 09 2009 :  08:56:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can personally attest answering in nothing but underwear with a beer in hand does indeed work. (I thought I was the only one who thought about that) Unfortunately I'm sure it might have the wrong effect in your case. That was my first house.

I really do hate (and that's a strong word) them too.

I was at my neighbors and I told them don't knock on my door my wife is taking a nap, she just had a baby.

rb2rb2@gr5tgr5t#!%ers knocked on the door anyway! My two neighbors held them while I let my big dog out and told her to bite them the next time they even looked at my house.

Homeport: Chesapeake City, MD Go to Top of Page


RO# 30796

Posted - Feb 21 2009 :  11:10:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the summer we're on the boat most weekends, so we don't see anyone coming to the house. During the off-season, if I'm not expecting someone or I don't know the person, I don't answer the door. The dog barks and growls and they go on to the next house. No confrontation needed.

Homeport: edison, nj Go to Top of Page


RO# 26

Posted - Feb 21 2009 :  12:33:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Strange. We don't have such folk in Fort Lauderdale. No instance in past 16 years in my riverfront neighborhood. Perhaps our reputation has been adequate to deter any thought of coming to this haven of casual behavior and well known sunny, boozin' fun.


Homeport: New River, Ft Lauderdale Go to Top of Page


RO# 13472

Posted - Feb 21 2009 :  21:43:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have started a competition in our house to keep unsolicted callers on the line as long as possible. At first we gave grossly exaggerated responses, which resulted in a quick hang up by the caller. We learned that our answers needed to be reasonable (but obviously fictitious). We have sometimes kept stringing the caller along for 10 or 15 minutes before they realize they are wasting their time. The ultimate victory is when they are the ones who get rude.

Now we almost enjoy getting the unsolicited calls. They are good, cheap, harmless entertainment.


Homeport: Pasadena MD Go to Top of Page


RO# 2743

Posted - Feb 22 2009 :  08:43:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't had a JW knock on the door in ten years. Reading here I see many of you still get visits. Did they give up on our little village? I was feeling a sense of abandonment-a sense of lose. You know the feeling-you don't know what you've got 'til its gone. Maybe they really cared about us but finally lost hope. Oh dear.
Soooo, I googled and found that their address nearest our home had been sold last November. It is now a Sunni mosque.
----Which brings up a moral question. Which is the greater sin to steal shoes at a boat show or from my local mosque.

Homeport: Reef Point Racine, WI Go to Top of Page


RO# 29527

Posted - Apr 19 2009 :  18:44:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just follow Tom May's lead...

Homeport: Acworth, GA Go to Top of Page
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