I have a notice on my front door which says, in as polite a way as possible, 'no cold callers' - pretty obvious what it means you'd think... only it seems it isn't.
I really don't want anyone calling with a view to recruit me to their religion or sell me goods I don't want or get me to enrol in something.
Lately I had a guy from the air ambulance. He asked if I would like to contribute towards the charity and I agreed that I'd set up a standing order and asked for the details to set it up. At this point he got a tablet out and asked for my bank details - I refused. He got really shirty and said that I obviously didn't trust him as a person. I told him that I would never give personal information to anyone I didn't know, no matter who they were. He went off in a huff. I was so concerned I called the non-emergency police number and they came out straight away. The police asked a few of the other residents in the area if they'd had him call and if they had been suspicious - no-one said they'd been alarmed. Of course if they hadn't agreed to set up a direct debit they wouldn't have been asked for their bank details as I had and that was the crux of the issue.
Since then I've had JW's and other assorted religious people trying to convert me from my athiest viewpoint, just out of prison sellers of various overpriced and unwanted household goods, a 'local' fishmonger who was selling frozen prawns, now they were massive but at over £50 a bag, I don't think so!
Am I being unreasonable to think that people should respect my right not to be disturbed?
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