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Is this to of a heavy handed warning to solicitors?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BAMCIS, Jun 4, 2014.


    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Used to have a "no soliciting" sign near the front door. It blew down and became generally unserviceable last fall and haven't seen the need to replace it until last night when a college aged girl showed up. The tanktop she wore made it look as though her boobies were going to pop out. She asked if I wanted to help her win a trip to Italy and tried to sell me some magazines.

    The conversation went something like this:
    "Magazines?" I asked.
    "Yes, magazines", she said.
    "Cool, I can always use more magazines for my AR or Glock 17."
    Then when I learned they were the reading type I ran her off.

    The wife said I may have to make up a new "NO SOLICITING" sign and post it. So I came up with this:


    She said it may be a little to heavy handed in that I might scare off the Girl Scouts.

    What are your thoughts?
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  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Hahahahahaha! "Magazines? Oh, wrong kind, get out of here you goofy kid!" I just don't answer the door unless I'm expecting you.
  3. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    And what is wrong with that once in while:oops:
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I cant believe I never thought of the magazine idea, thats pretty funny.
    The girl scout idea is pretty funny as well.
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  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We have a door bell that sounds like the one on the front porch of the Addams Familys house. took forever to find the correct fog horn recording but it was worth it.
  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks fine to me.
  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Mine reads,

    If you are not a Girl Scout selling peanut butter cookies then YOU ARE NOT WELCOMED ON THESE PREMISES, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
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  8. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha! They won't even read the two words on my straight up "no soliciting" sign. I always answer the door and ask "are you giving away free money?". When they say "no" I just say "too bad....have a nice day" and shut the door.o_O
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  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was at a hospital visiting a friend when I spied a paper recycle cart waste basket that had a sign stating;

    "Quarantined Area - Contagious Diseases - Do Not Enter Without Protective Garments"

    Hung it on my front door. You should see how fast the solicitors beat feet after reading that, especially if I open the door coughing my lungs out for special effects.
  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would have invited her in! That's how xxx movies start out man!
    Ehemn! Or so i've heard.

    I did door to door sales for a couple months out of high school. I've seen guys tear down "no soliciting" signs and walk right upto the door.
    Most of those people are good, honest folks just trying to make a buck, but some are low sales scum.

    College girl, tank top, nice rack. I might listen for a few minutes.
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  11. U201492

    U201492 Well-Known Member

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    Well it's a great idea. I've been polishing it a bit mentally- if there was some way you could mix the "Johnny Appleseed shooting program" with the "Girl Scouts" it'd be awesome. "Here kid- I'll hold your cookies while you practice your shooting skills,,,," Awwwww- you're out of ammo. That's good- cause well, you're now out of cookies too,,,,,,=D
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  12. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    I would not put up a sign like that, any criminal would see past that, If you give them a challenge most of the time they welcome it.

    Do not advertise for assistance is the thinking philosophy.
  13. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    I would highlight the Girl Scout part. Maybe put it in bold or increase the font size.
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  14. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I have a no soliciting sign next to my door and it only stops some of them. A few years back a guy showed up at the door and rang the bell. As soon as I opened the door he started chatting me up. I asked what he wanted and he started telling me about some cleaning products he was selling. I pointed to the sign and asked if he could read. He smiles and said "I'm not smoking" and chuckles. I asked him if the cleaner he was selling would clean up blood from my front porch. He quit chuckling and left.

    We have a camera so we can see who is at the door before we open it. I normally will answer the door, always with my CC pistol on my person and often with our German Shepard at my side. If they ask if my dog is friendly I tell them "he is to me". We had a lab before this dog and if the door bell rang he would head to the door barking, many people walked away as soon as they heard him. I don't know why he acted that way as he loved everyone he met. I think a door bell of a growling barking dog would be a nice
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  15. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    We had a split level home, with a throw rug on the lower landing. We also had a locked, glass storm door and often left the wooden doors open, so we could look down and see who was at the door. Our dog (a Sharpe Mix) would sit at the upper landing and if a stranger rang the bell, she would fly down snarling and hit that rug with such force, it would slide halfway up the door. Good thing the UPS guy wore brown pants....:eek:
  16. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Two very polite young men dressed in dark suits came to my door Saturday and rang the bell. I answered and the youngest one said "May we come in and talk to you about your eternal soul?"

    I said "Absolutely, come right in and sit down on the sofa!" They did and then I said "What shall we talk about?"

    They glanced at each other for a second and then the older one said "We don't know, we've never got this far before!":D
  17. bugeye

    bugeye Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Our Aussie Shepherd goes absolutely violent crazy and lunges at the window near the door while making noises quite worthy of a mid level demon in Dante's Inferno, whenever the door bell rings. I've tried to discourage this behavior but this is the one thing this dog simply won't stop doing. I felt bad for the cookie selling girl scouts who soiled themselves after the encounter, or at least I used to, before they raised the prices.
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  18. BBQ Guy

    BBQ Guy Portland Member

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    This thread is useless without pictures of the boobies that were about to pop out...

    Oh, you asked about the sign, looks fine. ;)
  19. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I find putting cameras up everywhere tend to scare people off.
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  20. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Darn it. Then I could have posted what BBQ Guy referred to. :D