They don’t harass us anymore

Our home.

Since the pandemic started in early 2020, we have not been bothered by Mormon missionaries and Jehovah’s Witnesses. They no longer come to our door, demanding that we listen to their spiel about how wonderful their religion is. Once they start proselytizing, they won’t shut up. What a nuisance! So, we are overjoyed that the Covid has stopped them from harassing us.

Our house is wide open. There is no fence in front of it. Anybody can walk up to our door and knock. We considered installing a fence, but it would be expensive and inconvenient.

However, we have a monitored security alarm system, which deters burglars, rapists, and murderers from committing their horrible crimes on our premises.

So far so good. Fingers crossed that only good things will happen to us now and in the future.

17 Responses to “They don’t harass us anymore”

  1. DavidH Says:

    That is great that these people have stopped their harassment. I must note that one of them sent me a personalized handwritten letter. How they got my name I do not know. Fortunately this happened only once and it was easy to toss the letter in the trash can.

  2. Cathy Says:

    Perhaps they have been wary of picking up the virus during their visits Gigi. Of course if you are worried about who could be at the door you do have the choice of not answering the bell or even opening it.

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …everything has a silver lining.

  4. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Yes, these visits are always awful. I say ‘no, thank you’ and close the door straightaway. Have a great day, free of unwanted visitors! Valerie

  5. Iris Empereur Says:

    Once in the Australian desert when I filled up the car I was asked to deliver batteries to a homestead, as the woman needed them badly and the postman would only come three days later.

    When I stopped at the homestead – and I could bite my butt for not having taken a pic…. – a sign “No “Jehovah´s Witnesses”.

    I hope it was a joke!!

    And I agree, some good comes from Covid, like distance. I hate strangers in my neck…

  6. DJan Stewart Says:

    I guess there are some good things that come from this virus.

  7. Olga Says:

    My response is, “I plan never to buy a vacuum cleaner from a door to door salesperson and I am certainly not going to buy a religion from one.”

  8. Wisewebwoman Says:

    I love Olga’s response and really can’t top it!!

    XO
    WWW

  9. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Now that you mention it, I have only gotten Witnesses in the mail. I never had a problem with them and have had some kind gestures from some. Once one fixed the tire on my bike that I was struggling with in the front yard and another time a group found homes for my rescue dogs. Think always having a fence had made my experiences more pleasant. Not that many made it in.

  10. Douglas Morris Says:

    I live in a security apartment building so I never have to worry about anyone (besides another tenant) knocking on my door–but I’d give up my apartment for a nice house in Hawaii!

  11. Elephant's Child Says:

    It is years since I have seen them. Thankfully.

  12. AC Says:

    Now there’s an example of a silver lining. 🙂

  13. Christine Says:

    one good thing out of covid.

  14. Nancy Chan Says:

    I too avoided them at all cost. They will walk and go from house to house but we have our gate. Have a great weekend.

  15. Joared Says:

    I’ve had the JW’s and other church groups, but no Mormons at my door in the years before the pandemic. I don’t accept their literature or allow them to go into a long spiel. They usually start by asking a question I don’t answer and instead I politely say I have my personal beliefs, am familiar with theirs and I’m not interested in talking further, then close my door.

    I have known a few personally in my past elsewhere, also Mormons, am aware of some good these groups have done, so try to be courteous though I don’t share their belief systems. Some I’ve found much more objectionable to me than others, especially the aggressive types.

    All other door–to-door sales people have to possess a city license they must show when asked which I demand. Rarely they have one and will say their mgr. has it but that’s not acceptable our city says, and I tell them so. We’re also asked by local police to report such individuals since some may be casing the area. Our police will check them out further down the street since we describe them and report which way they walked. Haven’t had any of these sales people either since the pandemic.

  16. Jeana Pettes Says:

    Great Site!

  17. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    I had to laugh when I read this post. My late husband was a Jehovah’s Witness. He studied with them for over 40 years before he got baptized. When he started going from house to house he would come home with stories of how the day went. He was such a good looking mellow person with a natural way that everyone liked him. When he began going house to house, I asked him to first ask the person at the door if they were busy, and then to respect their response.

    I would be the type to not answer the door if the JWs came because they always would start off with a crisis question and they weren’t really interested in my answer (on the few times that they “caught” me.). They really believe that it is their life’s mission to promote and spread the word of God. I find that admirable and also incomplete at the same time.

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