Solicitors peeking in your windows... totally wrong... but what do you do?

@vivasuzi (4126)
United States
October 4, 2009 2:42pm CST
I was just sitting on my couch watching a movie and minding my own business. I have vertical blinds so from the street people really can't see in. However obviously people on the porch can see in if they look. So I'm sitting here and I have the blinds turned so that I can see people in the driveway and such, this is how I usually do it so no one can surprise me at my door. I see a young teenager coming up, walking across the grass no less, to the door. As he's coming up, he must have seen the tv and he was really looking to see what I was watching. It was just A Knight's Tale, so nothing bad or anything, but the point is, why was he so intensely looking at my tv. I gave him the stare down and eventually he turned to see me starring him down, so he quickly put the flyer on the door and left. In this day and age, people scope out houses to see what they got so they can come back and rob them. This was the first thing I thought of when I saw this kid starring at my TV so intensely. I don't think he was really planning to rob my house now or later, but still that's the thought that crosses your mind! In other instances, I have seen solicitors peeking in my window when I wasn't answering the door, to see if I was home I figured. That's wrong too! Basically, don't look in my dang window for any reason unless you think I am dying and you want to save my life. Seriously. Strangers have no business peeking in my window whether it is to see if I'm home or what. Knock on the door, if I don't answer, leave. What would you do if you had this teenager doing that? I went to the door and watched him walk to the neighbors houses to leave flyers. Then I saw he was with an older woman who was giving flyers on the other side of the street. I know some people hire these teens to do the flyers, but maybe they need to teach them some manners! It sucks that now-a-days the only way you can get pure privacy is to shut all your drapes completely. That's not fair. I should be able to sit in my living room, get some sunlight, and not have to worry about other's coming by and peeking in while they do their soliciting. Oh, by the way, I have a No Soliciting sign which most of them ignore. I have seen the sign work for a few people, but most don't even care.
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@erikmama (12934)
• United States
4 Oct 09
As for me, I do not look in people's windows, door,etc. unless something is going on that causes me to take a peek. I am sure that most people have done it though, even if it was not an intentional thing. I do not think it s to big of a problem, unless it becomes inapprpiate or on a regular basis, at which time I would ask them to stop, what they are looking for or call the police.