Sunday, October 11, 2009
is the above sign so difficult for the average college student or adult to understand? Am I missing something here?
I have a "No Solicitation" sign displayed prominently on my front porch door, and yet it seems people don't understand what it means. I am not writing about the little neighborhood kids selling girl scout cookies or asking if they can make a couple of bucks raking leaves or shoveling snow, I am writing about adults who go door to door selling knock off colognes, candy bars, magazine subscriptions (always at a 'substantial discount'), and peddling for donations for the cause Du Jour.
There is a reason why I have that posted, and it is very simple. I don't want to buy knock off colognes, or buy candy bars, or buy magazines, or donate money to causes I know nothing about, know nothing about their non-profit status, or what the donation vs. administrative cost ratio is. Plus, it is irritating, to say the least.
I give generously to the local home for abused and abandon children, and to the local girl scout troop. I also give generously to the local homeless shelter canned food drive each Halloween that the neighborhood college students do each year, so I am not about not giving to causes I deem worthy,but I get in a very 'Get Off My Lawn' mode when I am interrupted at home.