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big "no soliciting" sign is pretty clear

2013-11-08 04:31:11.632796+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The big "no soliciting" sign is pretty clear, you have to be a special sort of asshole to tell us "but I'm not a solicitor, I'm a canvasser"

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-08 12:05:48.250525+00 by: meuon [edit history]

In 10 years of the house on Lower Brow, we have had 3 "door knockers" while we were home. You have to really want to knock on our door, it's a climb. Nancy gave the neighbors kid that was learning how to beg for money (selling overpriced stuff) disguised as a school fund raiser a decent reception (and an order). The other 2 have gotten cold receptions. Very cold steel. Delivered with a line like: "people like me buy places like this so that we don't get unwanted visitors". I've even been tempted to put a remote controlled gate across the bottom of the driveway.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-08 14:27:18.831257+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, the worst part is that I'd like to encourage discussions with local politicians, and am happy to help out local school kids.

But not big "non-profit" organizations that don't have audited financials or post their 990s on their web site.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-08 15:54:07.302412+00 by: markd

I'm happy to help out the school kids, but I don't want five pounds of overpriced processed cheese product. "I'll be happy to give you fifty dollars directly for the band, but I don't want to buy anything". Their eyes glaze over and run away thinking they need permission from their keepers, and never come back :-(

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-09 13:17:07.255639+00 by: meuon

Mark, I showed up at our local elementary school once upon a time, gave the Principal his stack of coupon books, a check for $200 for the school fund, and $20 cash for him (on most of the programs there is a cut for the teachers) and told him this was not the kind of crap I wanted my kids learning in schools. For another daughter in "Jr High", we used to give the teachers Office Depot gift cards.. because many were buying supplies out of pocket.

Most of the parents I know do similar things. Joe (my biz-partner with 2 in school) buys a stack of coupon books, and then just hands them out to people as gifts.

Which reminds me, I need to donate a trombone in my garage to the local school band..