I'm ashamed to say, I cringe. Years ago, some came to my house and tried to give me some pamphlets. I politely told them that I was a Catholic and really did not have the time to visit with them. They left. When I was about to leave my house, I found a pamphlet on my windshield with the title "10 things wrong with being Catholic". I respect their faith, they should respect mine.
They most certainly do. They are very pushy. I had a similar experience and they were surrounding me at a bus terminal and wouldn't let me pass.
I engage them, either at my door or on the street. I have found that they are polite, well-meaning and, in most cases, open to discussion.
that is good to hear.
NO. If one comes to my door with the "no soliciting" sign they will be met by a large naked man drinking a beer.
Slowly start walking faster until we're both sprinting through the store.
I'd run, I'd run so far away. (though I do this for most strangers anyway) but still...
Just listen to them. That is all.
I smile, they're nice people
I back away. I respect other peoples views and opinions but I do not appreciate being force fed views I don't necessarily agree with.
I say no thank you and walk away.
Look really enthusiastic, wide eyed and smiling, then say something lengthy in Gaelic and if they respond with nothing more than a distant idiot-like smile. Wave at them, happily and walk away.
Lets chat, I can out argue you.
I don't answer the door. or if they catch me off guard i just say sorry, no thank you.
Pray to God they do not talk to me.
Hmmmm ....guess he got what he wanted.
..i immediately attempt to convert them to satanism.
******* is it too late to change directions? is it too late to turn around? Yep too late they're coming towards me, ****.
Did their mother iron those shirts??
Run or say "no that's okay, have a good day"
If I'm home, I answer the door in the nude. That has historically been very effective to truncate the exchange. On the street, I'd probably move swiftly in a direction away from the JWs.
Invite them in, and then give them the questions that always make them go back to their elders for answers. I figure if you are going to have faith, it should be strong enough to withstand me shaking your tree.
An interesting response to my admission of something I've done on many occasions. Just curious, but what exactly am I lying about?
I tell them i am agnostic and i am not interested in any discussion they hope to offer