The door knocks.
You weren’t expecting anyone, but a few things can happen.
- You simply ignore it, not knowing if it was a visitor you needed to take.
- You answer, only to be bothered by someone selling you cheaper energy, pest control, books, makeup, insurance, etc. You wait and listen to be polite or say you’re not interested, only to be answered with
persistencepushiness, or a knock at your door later that evening.
- You do or don’t answer, and the ‘solicitor’ is really just casing your home, learning your schedule, and seeing if you’re a good target.
Either way, solicitors generally mark an uncomfortable, annoying, or even dangerous moment in your day.
In my neighborhood lately, we’ve had the same pest control company making its way through our community, leaving many moms at a minimum, annoyed, and at most, downright scared. That’s why I wanted to put together some information about solicitors, your rights, and what to do when you’re called upon.