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Dealing with canvassers

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:10 am
by Phil White
While out walking with Sheba today, I was, for understandable reasons, pondering how to get rid of canvassers at this election-tide.

The following occurred to me:

Ding dong

"Oh excellent! Is that my copy of the Watchtower? Do come in so that we can have a chat."

Any other ways? I am open to suggestions.

Re: Dealing with canvassers

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:41 pm
by Bobinwales
Once upon a time when I was out canvassing the bloke who opened the door to me said, "We are Jehovah's Witnesses and take no interest in politics".
I said, "Well, you come and bother me on my doorstep!". He wasn't impressed, and I have no idea if he did vote for me.

Re: Dealing with canvassers

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:45 am
by trolley
Early one morning, there was a knock at my door. I opened it to see a young couple standing there. One of them held up a Watchtower pamphlet and said "I'm sure you've seen this before." I replied " I'm sure you've seen this before" and closed the door. It seemed so perfect, I almost opened the door again to ask them if that wasn't the best response they'd had all day.

Re: Dealing with canvassers

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:07 am
by Erik_Kowal
Buy a few packets of those cheap sweets/candies that nobody buys for the pleasure of personally eating them -- things like tootsie rolls, strawberry laces, Refreshers, hard candies, blackjacks and milk duds. Stir them all together in a big tin or cardboard box.

Half fill a foil cupcake holder with these unappetizing things and set it down ready by the front door. If the sun or humidity causes them to clump together after a while, so much the better.

When a canvasser calls, ignore whatever they are saying and reach the foil holder out to them with the words, "Here you are, little boy! [or girl, as the case may be]. Happy Halloween!", regardless of the time of year.

Then close the door.