I can't stand solicitors!!!

@cynddvs (2949)
United States
August 7, 2007 9:01am CST
I live in apartments and there is a nice little sign at the apartment entrance saying "NO SOLICITORS". Well just the other night we had a couple of 18 year olds come to our door trying to sell some sort of cleaning product for $50. My fiance is the one who answered the door so he was the one who had to deal with them. I was in the other room just overhearing what was going on. When he first answered the door he tried to politely tell them we're not interested and busy and close the door. The guy practically opened the door back up and told my fiance if he is only playing video games then he's not to busy to hear their sales pitch. Can you believe that?!?! He continued to bug the crap out of my fiance. Just about the point when I was going to go to the door and tell them our apartments have a no soliciting policy and they need to go away my mom called. So I started to talk to her VERY loudly about how we have these guys soliciting in our apartments when we have a no soliciting policy. I made sure they were able to hear me. Just about that time our security officer came to the rescue and ran the guys off. I guess someone else called security on the guys. Does this ever happen to you? Why do sales people feel the need to blantantly ignore no soliciting signs and come to try to bug the crap out of you when you're just trying to relax at home?
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
7 Aug 07
We don't answer the door if we don't know who is there. But one time, just last week, there was someone that came and knocked at the door, and I looked out my son's window (we were in there playing, my husband was at work). I didn't know who it was, so I didn't answer, but the dogs started barking and going crazy. The guy started trying to look into my house, and said "I know someone's home! I hear you guys!" I called my husband, and he told me to call the cops if the guy didn't leave, or if I saw him drive by again, but he didn't drive by again. And he did go bug the neighbors, so he was probably just trying to sell something. But since then, I haven't been outside by myself after dark.
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@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
7 Aug 07
I swear the nerve of some people! That would have scared the crap out of me!
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
7 Aug 07
This is good to see the security came and they ran away. Our apartment had the policy too and we have really not faced anything though but my old apartment had much problem with this kind of things. once they helped me in a way! I for got my key on my door and one sales guy knocked on my door and told me that my key is on the door. I was really scared on that and thankful to him, afetr that my door lock was changed
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@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Wow that's good that he told you about your keys. I'm always paranoid about that happening to me.
• United States
8 Aug 07
Probably because even although there is a sign 99% of the time the apartment complexes do not do anything about it. You could compare it with myLot there are rules (guidelines) posted but they are also ignored if someone wants to make money.
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