>Half an hour earlier we had some hawker at the door, wifey answered it and
>was chatting for quite a while. She came in and said this guy is selling all
>sorts of stuff like this chamois leather for £15, he says he's been a bad
>boy but is trying to change his life etc etc, yes, I know, hook line and
>sinker. So I kindly asked him to sling his hook.
Might I suggest you try the following with grateful thanks to "Paul C
"Come the next election, I'm going to hang some garlic in the porch
lest Gordon mac Shite-Features tries canvassing despite the sign
"The following are NOT welcome: Hawkers, salesmen, peddlers, box-
wallahs, vagrants, mendicants, proselytisers for religion or politics,
canvassers of any description whatsoever, putative fishmongers,
antique dealers 'on the knock', vendors of animal droppings or folk
who are 'just doing some work up the road'. If you fit into one or
more of those categories, just bugger off." "