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|Wed, 05-25-2005 - 11:01am|
I have a question for the group...how kind are you to people who "cold call" at your home?
How do you react to people knocking at your door asking for things..like local high schools & grade schools...do you give because you feel you have to or not?
Last night we had a teen from a local hs knock at our door. He was taking part in a public speaking competition and if we bought a magazine he would get points. I told him I didn't want a magazine, but wished him good luck with his contest. He asked if I could sign a form so he could get credit for stopping by the house. I said "yes, let me get a pen". When I went up the stairs he had stepped into the hall way and was coming into the house. So he's showing me the list of magazines again and I really felt pressured to buy one. But #1 it didn't list a cost & #2 you had to sign up for 3 yrs!! So I just told him I wasn't intersted in the magazines and he left.
Now my SO was furious with my for letting a stranger into our home. How do I KNOW he is in HS! I'm just curious to know how would you have dealt with this situation? Has anything like that ever happened to you?
I was just trying to be nice and helpful, but didn't realize that it really could have been anyone!
Let me know your thoughts,