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Topic: WTF is this?

Anonymous A started this discussion 1.6 year ago #26,211

Guy comes to the door, says "Hi, how are you doing today".

I ask if he's selling something, he says "No.".

The silence. He doesn't think "Well, fuck, maybe I should state my business here", just kind of stands there awkwardly.

I close the door. I don't slam it, I just close it as I normally would. Back up a little, pull it around, and the guy has a good 7 seconds to ask me to wait, or say anything, but he doesn't fucking say a thing.

I swear to god, is human communication so impossible?

The guy walks off, and I have no idea if I just turned away a neighbor, or perhaps some proselytizer, or what.

So the guy is walking off, and I'm peeking out my window, and he doesn't go to another house or anything, just walks down the street, and I'm thinking he either came specifically to say something to me, or I discouraged his sales pitch, for god or whatever and he's going back to wherever.

So I'm sitting there, and this is such a minute thing, but I wonder why people act this way.

Before long I'm thinking of getting one of those "No soliciting" signs, but does that make me come off as an ass?

I end up having a bowl of cereal at 12 noon, and using this encounter to justify the graphomania.

buspup !!x+kkCmnF4 joined in and replied with this 1.6 year ago, 1 minute later[^] [v] #396,133

Maybe he was thinking of killing you.

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1.6 year ago, 1 minute later, 3 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #396,134

@previous
It wasn't awkward like that, just I didn't sit there waiting for him to get on with it.

Meta !PARAdoxiHw joined in and replied with this 1.6 year ago, 19 minutes later, 22 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #396,135

The no soliciting signs don't work. Whenever someone calls or knocks on the door and asks "how are you today?" it's always a sales pitch.

Great handling it, OP!

TheSheep !kJ.A4PF7.k joined in and replied with this 1.6 year ago, 37 minutes later, 59 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #396,141

Maybe he had questions about MC, but realized he'd rather post them on here anonymously than asking you face to face.

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1.6 year ago, 42 seconds later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #396,142

@previous
I feel like there is a reference there I'm not catching.

TheSheep !kJ.A4PF7.k replied with this 1.6 year ago, 5 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #396,143

@previous
Nope there isn't. We shall just watch the board for new threads.

Anonymous E joined in and replied with this 1.6 year ago, 7 minutes later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #396,145

@OP
Maybe he had the wrong house and just couldn't find a way to tactfully say, "Who the fuck are you?" before you closed the door.

Anonymous A (OP) replied with this 1.6 year ago, 39 seconds later, 1 hour after the original post[^] [v] #396,146

@previous
The way he greeted me wasn't like that. He had something to say.

Anonymous F joined in and replied with this 1.6 year ago, 1 hour later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #396,197

You should have followed him.
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