Lately I can’t even hide my normal disdain for the telemarketer or the dinnertime knock at the door.
I’m not interested in their books, magazines, insurance or whatever else they are selling.
I used to carefully check the peephole in the door to see who it was. I didn’t want them to know I wasn’t answering. Now I don’t care if they see or hear me. I feel like they are invading my space and time.
I don’t let the phone salesperson even get through their whole spiel before I cut them off with, “Sorry, not interested”.
I’ve never been so blatantly rude and I understand they too are trying to earn a living but, it’s not for me.
I never know whether to let them get through their whole speech or is it kinder to cut them off early than make them think you are somewhat interested?
Now if it’s kids, that’s different. I buy more Girl Scout Cookies than anyone I know. I buy popcorn from Cub Scouts and everything else kids are selling. I’m a sucker for that.
I am just not interested in vacation packages from a guy on my front porch at 8:30 in the evening.
How do you handle the occasional intrusion?