Okay, I am fed up with solicitors. Do any of you guys have this problem? Growing up in the country we were lucky if the mailman or UPS guy would make the trek to the house. When my wife and I lived in appartments, the gate was usually enough deterant. We've been in our current house for about five years now, and we get between 5-10 solicitors knocking on our door a week. I work from home, so it's never out of the realm of possibility that a courier is dropping off something or that I am getting some samples delivered. Which means I encounter the majority of these a-holes. This weekend I lost my nerve. My wife had just got back from errands and was taking our son to the park. She left the garage door open, so everyone could see we were home. The moment she walks in the door bell goes off, followed by knocking and the doorbell again. "It's a sales man" she tells me, so we decide to ignore the door and pack for her trip to the park. He knocks and rings the door bell two more times. When we think he has left, we go outside and he is just standing there looking into the garage. I ask him if he has a problem, and says "No sir, I just wanted to talk to you about..." I point at him and tell him we dont answer the door to solicitors and that he needs to leave. He starts his pitch again and I yell "Leave" in my most threatening, pissed off voice. This time he leaves. But, the next day he shows up again. I'm working in the garage under my car. I hear someone come by and roll out expecting one of my neighbors. It's that guy again, with a friend dressed in their polos and carrying clipboards. "Didnt I tell you to leave yesterday?" I ask him. "Yes sir, but we wanted to come back to the neighborhood to extend a special offer. Can we ask who handles your home security?" "None of your damned business, now get out of my yard!" "I'm sure if we could come in for a moment.." "Leave!" Now I know most of you are going to say they were casing the house, and yes that is likely. The house is secure, I'm here during days and I have total faith in our systems. It's gotten so bad that we rarely even answer our door anymore. We're about to get camera's installed so we can screen them at the door from now on. Anyway - how many of you get harrassed by these parasites? Is there anyway to stop them from showing up? Have you ever actually bought anything from these guys? Some of our neighbors have posted No Soliciting signs on their door, but that just comes off as being more annoying than helpful to me.