So I am not the kind of person who can just strike up a conversation with someone I don't know. I wish I were, but I am not, I'm working on it. I am also not the kind of person who can just say "No, thank you. I am not interested at this time." If I said that I would have such a guilty feeling that you would think I had just run over someone's dog. I never want anyone to think little of me to the point where it really interferes with my life. It is so very sad but also so very true. But hey, I can laugh about it. I know it's dumb.
So imagine how I feel 2-3 times a year when that unfamiliar knock is at my door and it is religious solicitors or book salespeople, talking about what they are most passionate about and I need to turn them away. I shudder just thinking about it. Actual human interaction!? With strangers!? Trying to sell me something!? OH NO! Yes, there is panic, I won't lie. I have been wanting to find something for a while that will discourage them.
|Behold, Attack Dog!|
Then of course someone had a brilliant and stupidly simplistic idea. A NO SOLICITING SIGN! Give me a second to smack my head, mmkay?
Okay. Yes, a sign, it's brilliant in a 'duh' kind of way. But that involved money where as none of the other options did, so it has been a long time coming. And yeah, a piece of paper with crayon writing is free, but really... I want it to look like I mean business. And I don't mean any business, I mean Step-any-further-and-I-will-bring-your-bottom-to-court-and-end-your-tyranny-on-my-emotions type of business.
So it had to be yellow.
Signazon has WAY more than Custom signs though, they have pre-made No Soliciting signs as well as for sale signs, store sale signs, and other business clings. They even have clear clings, so you could make yourself one of those stick families in Photoshop and put that bad boy on your window. Bonus: It peels off! Divorced? Cut the husband out and stick it back on!
I kid, I kid. But seriously, the possibilities really ARE endless and the design process is so easy! Please try it, if for no other reason than to just kill 20 minutes while you wait for Facebook to get more interesting.
The signs are pretty reasonable too. This one would set you back less than $37. But you could order a custom sized smaller one for less or a bigger one for more. Awesome note: You can order a full car window cling for your back window. The site will help you choose your Make, Model, and Year to find what size you need! How awesome is that!? I was totally impressed with the site and how easy everything is. Please check them out for any sign that you may need. Think book sale, baby shower, memorial sticker... what do you need?
Disclaimer: I wish that I could say that this sign is completely false and that I in no way would actually avoid my own home for weeks if I thought a salesman might come back... but I totally would. I would find SOMEWHERE for my kids and I to be for every second that I could afford to be using the family vehicle. Would I hide in a closet? No, but I would hide behind curtains as I peek to see if you have left yet. Will I cry? No. That one is false. At least I think it is.
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