Hey Mormons, stop pestering me.

busydude

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It happened 3 times last week.. it's getting pretty annoying. I try my best not to be hostile to anyone.. but they leave me with no other option.

They start off by asking "Do you believe in Jesus?".. and they act surprised with an offended look on their face when I say "I don't". I am in Indian for FFS.. what do they expect?

I just go the easy way out.. by telling them I am an Atheist(which I think am not.. have not yet figured out that part yet).


STOP being preachy and let me live my life.. Even if I felt Jesus was my savior.. I would never in my wildest dreams choose to be a Mormon.

/Rant
 

highland145

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Malak

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It is more fun when you are the one asking the questions. Derail their visit.
 

blinblue

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Is it always the same person/ group of people? If so, just politely ask them not to come by again.

If its someone different each time, your only solution might be to install that knocker seen in the post above :)
 

apac

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Answer the door naked. Parents had a neighbor who did this to some Jehova's Witnesses and, surprise, no more witness visits.
 

Scotteq

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I've found it's simpler just to tell them "I'm Catholic, and you aren't welcome here." This approach also works with Jehova's Witnesses.
 

AstroManLuca

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I've had a Jesus salesman once. Politely said I wasn't interested and that was that.

Don't see what the fuss is all about. No, I don't appreciate being interrupted by someone who wants to preach of all things, but it's not exactly difficult to get rid of them.
 

ichy

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Oct 5, 2006
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Answer the door while drinking coffee.

Saying you're a doctor who performs abortions would probably also work.
 

Scotteq

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I've had a Jesus salesman once. Politely said I wasn't interested and that was that.

Don't see what the fuss is all about. No, I don't appreciate being interrupted by someone who wants to preach of all things, but it's not exactly difficult to get rid of them.


Perhaps it depends on where you live - The ones in my area are notoriously persistent.
 

illusion88

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Oct 2, 2001
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I used to get them when I lived in California. Now I live in Utah and not a single one has knocked at door!
 

Locut0s

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Go and find the most explicit porn you can find on the net and print out a bunch of it. When they come a nocking go and grab your pic album and tell them you want to show them your family album. Or get your laptop and play 2 girls 1 cup for them.
 

Homerboy

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Why are you telling us? Tell them.

I find it interesting that it happened 3 times in 1 week as they tend to be more or less efficient about it. It obviously doesn't make sense to spend missionaries time canvasing the same neighborhood every other day.
 

TheNinja

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I used to have Jehovah's Witnesses come by ALL THE TIME. I made the mistake of being nice and taking their pamphlet thing. Then they came by for months giving me hand outs, which I immediately threw away. They weren't overly annoying, but just a pain to answer the door and stand there for 5 minutes on Saturday morning.

2 months ago they gave me their monthly handout like they always do and I said "To be honest, you can keep it. I won't be reading it anyway. I don't want to waste your materials". He said "Oh, I thought you read them all. I won't bother you anymore". I haven't seen them since.
 

AstroManLuca

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Jun 24, 2004
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I used to have Jehovah's Witnesses come by ALL THE TIME. I made the mistake of being nice and taking their pamphlet thing. Then they came by for months giving me hand outs, which I immediately threw away. They weren't overly annoying, but just a pain to answer the door and stand there for 5 minutes on Saturday morning.

2 months ago they gave me their monthly handout like they always do and I said "To be honest, you can keep it. I won't be reading it anyway. I don't want to waste your materials". He said "Oh, I thought you read them all. I won't bother you anymore". I haven't seen them since.

^^^ there ya go. Although I really wonder if I would stand there listening to someone talk at me for 5 minutes about something I don't care about.

Exploit their weakness - Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons are kind and polite to a fault. If you just politely say you're not interested they probably won't bother you anymore. And you have to do that right away. Don't feel bad about interrupting them in the middle of their spiel, after all, they're the ones who are bothering you.
 

brainhulk

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I set up wireless cameras at front door and side-yard door. No more answering door for pesky solicitors, mormons, or jehova's witnesses
 

zinfamous

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where do you live? is there an anti-gay measure, possibly gay marriage initiative coming up in your state this year?

This tends to bring them out in droves.
 

BoomerD

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Put them to work around your place...
"Hey, I'd love to hear what you have to say, but I have all this yard work that needs to be done. If you want to help, you're welcome to talk while you work."
 

Codewiz

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We have more of an issue with Jehovah's Witnesses. However, I solved it. Purchased a small little "No soliciting" sign that went on the front door.

2 months and no knocks......
 

Away

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I look out my window to see who is at the door. If I don't recognize the person/people, I won't answer the door. Works the same way with telephones and caller ID.
 

ShawnD1

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I look out my window to see who is at the door. If I don't recognize the person/people, I won't answer the door. Works the same way with telephones and caller ID.
You were traumatized by Robocop as a kid weren't you.

bitches leave
 

69Mach1

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Hey if you think that knocker will get them to stay away I've got news for you. Mormons are prolific breeders, you'll only encourage them. They are sneaky and persistent. I'm a jack Mormon and I've told them repeatedly that I don't want home teachers, but they keep sending them anyway. I finally resorted to yelling profanities at them and slamming the door in their face, so they made my ex-brother in law my home teacher. I actually like him, so throwing him out won't work. Very sneaky.