Okay so a few weeks ago I had a knock on my front door in the evening. Getting knocks in the morning and afternoon is fairly common in our neighborhood expecially since the Jehovah Witnesses roam the neighborhood in hordes. I always ignore the door if I look out and don't recognize the person.
This time with it being so close to dinner time ( after 6) I figured it was too late for it to be Jehovah Witnesses and when I looked out and saw a woman standing there with an adorable little girl about the same age as my six year old son. I just figured ( hoped) they were selling girl scout cookies or maybe new to the neighborhood.
When I answered she sounded nice enough at first but then reached into her bag and said "I wanna talk to you about this book" and pulled out a copy of L. Ron Hubbards Dianetics.
I was quick then to say "I am probably what you would call a suppressive person."
I think she was shocked I knew enough to know what term they use and said not a word and they went on their way.
My son then was mad I didnt invite them in because he was watching through the window and wanted to play with the little girl.
I just explained to him " they were selling something I don't want to buy."
Now I am curious if they do this, and if anyone else has had an experiance such as this? I have never had that happen before in the six years I've been in my house, and neither have my parents who have lived a few houses down the street for 20 years now. I had no idea scientologists went door to door like this.
I wonder if they do it now out of desperation for converts due to the fact Catholicism is pretty rampant here.
Anyone else had an experience like this?
A Scientologist knocked on my door in Arlington Texas about 30 years ago, before I had much of a clue what Scientology was. I made the mistake of talking with him and ordering a book. They've been sending me junk mail ever since, despite many attempts to get them to stop and me moving at least 9 times.
This is really depressing. Another bunch of door knockers. My dog sucks at running off the local churches witnessing. Need a one that can intimidate door knockers. There are a bunch of earnest looking young men on bikes with neckties and suits. I don't know the denomination, but suspect, they are some kind of religious recruitment group. Thanks for the "suppressive " tip. If they decide to ignore my Beware of Dog sign. And turn out to suffer from diabetics. It will help!