Thanks, if this new sign doesn't work, that will be the way to
go (and conveniently there's a glass tinting place right in the
office complex about 200' from me). Solicitors don't come
by at night, so people seeing in at night isn't an issue.
Since you have a tinting shop right there in the same complex, I would
have them over there tomorrow.
"Should" only cost you about $25 (or less) to tint the glass. Then of
course there is always the option for, you do something for me, I do
something for you.
I used to have a glass business in a place exactly like what you are
describing, it was pretty cool the amount of exchanged services that
went on there.
I just can't believe those solicitors won't leave when you say "NO
I never had a problem, they would just leave.
For the most part, they do just leave when asked, but with
the numbers that come in the door, I want to stop them from
even entering, and to make them think twice about bothering
us. It has gotten to the point where work is disrupted. Even
after they leave, my people sit around for the next 10 minutes
and talk about how persistant and annoying they are.
Is it possible to use a venetian type shade at the door that could be
positioned to let light in but would only afford a view of the floor or
ceiling. Or if the louvers are vertical only a view where you can't see
anyone. Or maybe one with fabric louvers that will let light in but not
allow looking in. I'll wager that most of the time the delivery people are
regulars who cover the same route. Teach them the "secret" knock.
That's a pretty good idea too. My wife suggested something similar
this evening. (The guys at the office wanted to put a bead curtain
up, I'm not sure if they were serious or not :)). This is more practical
if we can attach it to the door.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! Another one walked in today
despite the new sign with the NO TRESPASSING
and the POSTED AT DIRECTION OF THE NBPT
POLICE (I called and they recommended the wording
yesterday). I also included the text from the MA law
regarding trespass and postings. The guy left after
I told him he was trespassing, but then stood outside
the door with a notebook taking notes from my new
sign. ARGGGHHH!!!!!!!! (Yes, I left the door
unlocked today hoping the new sign would deter
them. You need a key to get out if it's locked
and that's a PITA - I'll change the lock once I
decide if the door needs to remain locked).
"Did you see my sign?" Yes. "Then why are you
here?" The bank sent me. "The bank? Which
bank? This 'bank' sent you to my business,
told you to ignore any signs you might see
and to trespass? You're TRESPASSING!"
He then walked out without a word. I have to get
into the habit of taking their cards first. I just hate
being nice and then turning into a dick. I don't mind
being a dick right off the bat, but I feel like a phony
if I pretend to be nice just to get their card ... sort
of like lowering myself to their level. Argh!!!
The police told me to call them next time it happens
just so they have a report (and perhaps the town can
use that data to enact new town ordinances).
I've put them on speed dial. I'll take the card next
time then immediately speed dial the police on speakerphone
while they stand there wondering who I'm calling.
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