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Old 01-26-2016, 11:10 AM
 
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And you are going to look like a total whiny idiot if you write the lady a letter.......
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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I rolled my eyes, but my 8 yr old daughter was a bit shaken up, she could not understand why she was being treated like that.

Thoughts?
Tell her it's because a lot of people don't like salespeople. Or being bothered in their own homes. Maybe what she doesn't want to be when she grows up is a telemarketer.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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May I suggest https://ring.com/. I am seriously considering getting one or more of these. I've been home for the last few days with the kids, their friends, the dog and my sick husband. Someone suggested one of these because some boys were playing doorbell ditch which lead into people ringing the doorbell to see if you're at home. I like it to make my dog stop barking everytime my kid's friend rings the doorbell.
Yeah, I've seen that before. It still wouldn't solve the problem of people coming up to the door and soliciting, it's just going to tell me they're doing it even when I'm not at home.

My home has a pretty large covered sitting area in front our front door, framed by a brick entryway. I've been thinking about just getting a wrought iron gate installed with a lock or keypad. That would keep everyone about 20 ft away from the front door unless they had the key or the code to get in.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Why are these cookies now 5 bucks a box
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:43 AM
 
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When I was 8-10 years old (I don't remember exactly), I was selling candy bars door to door for my school. I was alone, which wasn't a big deal back then.


I'll never forget the time a man came to the door and started yelling at me that he was diabetic. He said that if he ate my candy bars he would die. He asked me why I wanted to kill him. At this point, I had tears in my eyes and my lip was quivering.


I turned and ran all the way home and never told anyway. I was so ashamed that I "almost killed someone" and never sold door to door again.


Many times, I wish I could find that guy and punch him right in the nose on behalf of that little girl I used to be.


BTW, I never answer my door.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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But the OP said HE did not agree with his wife sending the letter. HE is not asking people to come to the defense of the daughter--he is asking people to come to HIS defense from his wife, lol.
He didn't agree with his wife at first. He came off sounding like the more sane and rational parent. Then when people began pointing out the rudeness he himself exhibited and allowed his child to exhibit, he decided that he might write a letter after all. Yeah, I know that doesn't make much sense. Don't like the response of random strangers on City Data? Write your neighbor a nasty letter and take it out on her...after you've already ticked her off by lurking uninvited at her front door.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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well how about sending a nice card and apologizing and say we are sorry if we offended you by coming to your door to sell cookies for the girl scouts ...and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and again we are sorry to have approached you at an inconvient time . what is wrong with a lil kindness shown towards this lady instead of anger ? send an apology card not an angry letter .

Hmmm, if this was someone who lives fairly close to your house and you may interact with in the future, this would be something to consider doing.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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PS- I have been reping so many people on this thread, it won't let me do any more. I agree whole-heartedly with the majority of the posters on here.

Also, to me it sounds like the OP is purposely not listening/twisting other posters' replies because he is not getting the reaction he originally wanted when he made his first post. I think he is surprised that everyone did not come to the defense of his daughter. That is just my opinion though.
Agreed. Did OP abandon his thread? I read most of the replies and haven't seen any from him unless I missed something. It's really funny how sometimes people start threads, expecting a specific kind of response (usually sympathy) and often get completely different answers. It catches them off guard, like OP's daughter did to this woman
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Agreed. Did OP abandon his thread? I read most of the replies and haven't seen any from him unless I missed something. It's really funny how sometimes people start threads, expecting a specific kind of response (usually sympathy) and often get completely different answers. It catches them off guard, like OP's daughter did to this woman
He's replied, like, three times.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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I was assisting my 8 yr old daughter selling girl scout cookies, going door to door. We approached this one house, daughter rang the doorbell. Since the door had side glass panels, we could both see inside the house. My daughter peeks in, and we can both see a lady sitting on the couch, looking at us, waving and shouting "GO AWAY", over and over. By her tone, she was not happy to see us there.

I rolled my eyes, but my 8 yr old daughter was a bit shaken up, she could not understand why she was being treated like that. I can understand a person's reaction to any type of door-to-door sales person, but to an 8 yr old girl selling girl scout cookies, i thought it was really rude, inconsiderate and over the top. My lesson to my daughter - that person is exactly the type of person you do *not* want to be when growing up. One can not be interested, but polite at the same time.

Now here's the dillema. My wife was extremely angry over what had happened, and wants to send a letter to that home, calling her out on her rudeness. At the same time she would be polite about it, including a "no solicitors" sign so they can ensure other girls are not impacted by their rudeness. I'm saying leave it be, if that person wants to be rude in their home, that is their right.

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Are you serious? You are pissed off? The bell rang and nobody answered. That's it!! buh bye....

But no you have to push it further to make the woman have to respond to you. And you want sympathy?

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