Just had some jehova's witnesses come to the door


how do you turn people away without being rude and feeling sad about it?

any tips for the future?


while i do not actually advocate this, the exact perfect comedy answer here would have been for a mod to lock the thread


“Please come in, you’re late but I have the tea and biscuits ready for your arrival”


Pretend you don’t understand english


for posterity my answer was “I’m not interested thanks, cheers, thank you” followed by a sympathetic smile.

I don’t know how to be nicer


that’s good


I like their leaflets. I normally take one, try not to visibly laugh at them like a smug prick too much and then tell them I’m busy.


feel like it could be better


“good luck with your day!”


I think you’re being too hard on yourself, that’s a perfectly polite way of declining them. Unless you shouted in an evil banshee voice?


H to the Izz-o, V to the Izz-A


This seems perfect.

I’m not religious at all, so I’ve absolutely no interest, but fair play to them. Seem to put the most effort into recruitment.


Nah you can’t really. It’s not like a sales opportunity, they have basically just Damned you to hell and you’re saying, “nah mates, I’m cool with that”. You can’t really be politer with out engaging with them and confirming their belief that invading your privacy is a good thing.


Just say you’re a baptised Catholic so you’re already saved


PS I am gay


There seem to be loads in Bournemouth. Had their conference here.
Often see them stood on street corners saying nothing,but with their leaflets. Never when it’s raining though. Pfffft


I find it really hard not signing up to charities. Whilst they’re obviously doing good work, their methods royally piss me off. I don’t want to be rude as they’re nice people, doing something noble, but I hate they way they pounce on and guilt the fuck out of you.



I heard they aren’t bothered as long as they are seen by god to be putting the hours in, thats why they just stand there holding leaflets and have no sales technique at all


clearly god is very easily pleased. maybe there is hope for us lot after all!