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(CTV News)   Door-to-door solicitors for the "Children's Joy Foundation" who insist you at least give them the loose change they saw in the cup-holder of your minivan might not be legit   (calgary.ctvnews.ca) divider line 49
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2014-06-10 09:51:03 PM  
Just wait until all those Central American kids down on the border start marching north and need to make a living.

¡Gracias Obama!
 
2014-06-10 10:18:48 PM  
We get door-to-door solicitors in our apartment complex from time to time. First question out of my mouth before they start their sales/charity spiel is to ask them to show me their permit from the city, afterwhich I ask them to show me written permission from management that they have permission to solicitor on the property.

Strangely enough, none of them seem to be able to produce either document and I've had a few get mouthy at me & try to argue that they aren't required to have either. My response to that is to tell them that they either leave the property or I will call the police (non-emergency number, obviously).
 
2014-06-10 10:36:06 PM  
Door-to-door solicitors for the "Children's Joy Foundation" who insist

"I'm sorry; fark off."

/"insist" my fat white ass
 
2014-06-10 10:37:33 PM  
That 70 year old grandma in another thread seems to know how to give children joy.
 
2014-06-10 10:38:17 PM  
www.adagio.com
 
2014-06-10 10:42:18 PM  
this is in Canada, so you at least know they said "please"

/and sorry
 
2014-06-10 10:47:17 PM  
See we didn't have this problem back when we shot foreigners on sight.

/and when "foreigners" meant outside your neighborhood/clan/tribe unit
//and when "shot" meant with a spear
 
2014-06-10 10:50:18 PM  
If you can make it past the dogs and up on the porch long enough to knock, you deserve a tip.
 
2014-06-10 10:57:54 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: See we didn't have this problem back when we shot foreigners on sight.

/and when "foreigners" meant outside your neighborhood/clan/tribe unit
//and when "shot" meant with a spear


True, but we did have to deal with that nasty 'Uncle Joe just got eaten by velociraptor' problem.
 
2014-06-10 10:58:35 PM  
On fark I've read about people being successful going door to door doing vaginal exams in Florida. I don't think the Americans should even start making fun of this one.
 
2014-06-10 10:59:15 PM  
We get kids around here selling eggs and items like that, good way for the less fortunate families to supplement their income in my opinion.

But aggressive sales people all get the same lecture from me: we live in the best economy in Canada where companies are begging for all sorts of workers.  You can walk onto a construction site here and push a broom for $25 an hour and you're going to feel a lot better about yourself at the end of each day than when you get doors slammed in your face for selling snake oil.
 
2014-06-10 11:01:01 PM  
I automatically assume that all charity solicitors are fakes. Every time I ask for ID, they go "Huh?"
If they're Roma, I give them a few coins and hope they don't slash my tires (Yes, that happened.)
The kids coming around to the house, selling canned goods are the saddest. I call the police when I see that.
 
2014-06-10 11:01:56 PM  
Well, we're all somebody's children.

/ did screw with you a little
// here's a free Funzo
 
2014-06-10 11:02:21 PM  

Salmon: We get kids around here selling eggs and items like that, good way for the less fortunate families to supplement their income in my opinion.

But aggressive sales people all get the same lecture from me: we live in the best economy in Canada where companies are begging for all sorts of workers.  You can walk onto a construction site here and push a broom for $25 an hour and you're going to feel a lot better about yourself at the end of each day than when you get doors slammed in your face for selling snake oil.


Companies in Calgary and Edmonton are begging for workers right now but they still have minimum requirements.
 
2014-06-10 11:02:34 PM  

toraque: Fark like a Barsoomian: See we didn't have this problem back when we shot foreigners on sight.

/and when "foreigners" meant outside your neighborhood/clan/tribe unit
//and when "shot" meant with a spear

True, but we did have to deal with that nasty 'Uncle Joe just got eaten by velociraptor' problem.


RIP Uncle Joe. NSFW.
 
2014-06-10 11:03:44 PM  

Russ1642: On fark I've read about people being successful going door to door doing vaginal exams in Florida. I don't think the Americans should even start making fun of this one.


Knock knock
Who's there?
V'Jehovah's Witness. Here to proselytize your V'JayJay.
Well what are you waiting for, Gide'ins!
 
2014-06-10 11:06:38 PM  
These scams run through my community all the time: 1) last it was paving scams, 2) this year meat truck scams, 3) next year [let's think really hard]
 
2014-06-10 11:16:41 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: We get door-to-door solicitors in our apartment complex from time to time. First question out of my mouth before they start their sales/charity spiel is to ask them to show me their permit from the city, afterwhich I ask them to show me written permission from management that they have permission to solicitor on the property.

Strangely enough, none of them seem to be able to produce either document and I've had a few get mouthy at me & try to argue that they aren't required to have either. My response to that is to tell them that they either leave the property or I will call the police (non-emergency number, obviously).


They likely don't even know which suburb or township they're soliciting in that day, let alone know the permit laws for said district, let alone follow them.
 
2014-06-10 11:20:56 PM  
I only give my money to the Joy Division. At least they gave me a t-shirt.

global3.memecdn.com
 
2014-06-10 11:25:05 PM  
Those farking girl scouts didn't give me my god damn thin mints a few years ago. Granted, one of them was taller than me and had a beard, but she was wearing the uniform so it seemed legit.
 
2014-06-10 11:25:21 PM  
I remember getting a call when I was at my brother's place. He was out. The conversation went something like this:

Guy Can I speak to [brother], please?

Me: I'm sorry, but he's out at the moment. Can I take a message?

Guy: No, but maybe you can help me out.

Me: Okay, I'll try, if I can. What can I do for you?

Guy: Well, I'm with the local Benevolent Sheriffs' Charity Organization for Horribly Burned Orphans, and I was wondering if we could count on another donation from him this year.

Me: Well, I'm afraid that's something you'll have to discuss with him, and I'm not sure when he'll be home. Tell you what...why don't you give me a number where you can be reached, and I'll have him call you as soon as he gets in.

Guy: No, that won't really work. He's given to us many times before, so maybe you could just get his credit card and give me the number. I'm sure he won't mind.

Me: Well, if he's given to you before, of COURSE he won't mind. Unfortunately he keeps all his credit card in his wallet, and as I said, he's not here.

Guy: Well, is there any credit card number there you could give me?

Me: Sure. I've got one here from "Fraudulent Scammers Exploiting Local Law enforcement Agencies to Swindle Honest People out of Their Money, Inc.". Will that work?

Guy: *click*
 
2014-06-10 11:32:59 PM  
Just like the people at the off ramps legit
 
2014-06-10 11:34:02 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: These scams run through my community all the time: 1) last it was paving scams, 2) this year meat truck scams, 3) next year [let's think really hard]


Given the year I'd guess "concerned Christians against Obama's re-election"
 
2014-06-10 11:35:06 PM  
a boy and girl, who were playing a guitar and a violin.

Door-to-door buskers are not welcome. Especially in December, when they come caroling.
 
2014-06-10 11:37:59 PM  

LordOfThePings: a boy and girl, who were playing a guitar and a violin.

Door-to-door buskers are not welcome. Especially in December, when they come caroling.


I've never had carolers come to the door but I would gladly slam it shut in their faces. It's not holiday cheer but rather annoying music sung out of your tune brought right to your front door.
 
2014-06-10 11:43:40 PM  
what's in your cup holder?

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-06-10 11:44:30 PM  
i.ebayimg.com

I've helped put a lot of women thru med school.
 
2014-06-10 11:44:47 PM  
A few years ago it was the kids who sold overpriced candy bars who always made my scam sense tingle.
 
2014-06-10 11:46:22 PM  

nytmare: Bathia_Mapes: We get door-to-door solicitors in our apartment complex from time to time. First question out of my mouth before they start their sales/charity spiel is to ask them to show me their permit from the city, afterwhich I ask them to show me written permission from management that they have permission to solicitor on the property.

Strangely enough, none of them seem to be able to produce either document and I've had a few get mouthy at me & try to argue that they aren't required to have either. My response to that is to tell them that they either leave the property or I will call the police (non-emergency number, obviously).

They likely don't even know which suburb or township they're soliciting in that day, let alone know the permit laws for said district, let alone follow them.


Exactly. The ones we get most often are the teens/young adults that are hired by scummy rip-off sales companies. These companies pack the young people in vans and drive them from city to city where they're made to go door to door selling whatever the company is hawking. The company puts these folks up in cheap motels, often 10-12 to a room & feeds them on the cheapest fast food possible. If you don't meet your quota it's not uncommon for these companies to abandon an employee in a town miles away from home with no money. No way to get home, no money for food & water, nothing.

While I do feel sorry for these young people, who in some cases don't know or understand what their scumbag employers are up to, I do what I do in the hopes that they'll have less of a chance in scamming a vunerable elderly person.
 
2014-06-10 11:46:31 PM  
I can never get them to come inside for some reason...
fe867b.medialib.glogster.com
I'd FARK me so hard
 
2014-06-10 11:47:48 PM  
Through the closed door "Who is it? Who? I don't recall inviting you over, fark off."
 
2014-06-10 11:49:07 PM  
Last few I had come by have all been "Hi, I am a recovering addict and selling these magazines helps me stay clean..." type scams.  For some reason "print is dead and I have so much student debt my entertainment budget is 20 cents a month anyway" didn't get through all that well.
 
2014-06-10 11:51:00 PM  

Mr. Ekshun: Those farking girl scouts didn't give me my god damn thin mints a few years ago. Granted, one of them was taller than me and had a beard, but she was wearing the uniform so it seemed legit.


www.screeninsults.com
 
2014-06-10 11:52:26 PM  
I'm safe. I hate children.
 
2014-06-10 11:52:42 PM  
I don't get a lot of these folks at my place. Not many of them want to walk up a 300 foot driveway when the odds are pretty good they'll get a door shut in their face and then have to walk back down empty handed. I have had a few though and after they get the door slam they tend to spend a few minutes catching their breath before going on their way.
 
2014-06-11 12:01:01 AM  

itsaidwhat: Russ1642: On fark I've read about people being successful going door to door doing vaginal exams in Florida. I don't think the Americans should even start making fun of this one.

Knock knock
Who's there?
V'Jehovah's Witness. Here to proselytize your V'JayJay.
Well what are you waiting for, Gide'ins!


JW: *sproing*

me: Oooh, I'm sorry...looks like your Watch Tower is much too short if you're hoping to get the second coming.
 
2014-06-11 12:04:28 AM  
Release the hounds.
 
2014-06-11 12:08:44 AM  
Next you'll try and tell me the 3 new water heaters I got last week are also a scam.
 
2014-06-11 12:11:14 AM  
jmtalkback.com
 
2014-06-11 12:24:19 AM  
Whenever anyone comes to asking to donate to save the "kids", I tell them to send the kids over the my grandmother's house because she'll take care of them.  You can't miss her house, it's in the woods... made of candy.
 
2014-06-11 02:30:36 AM  
Anyone who comes to the door any more is a scammer. Those kids selling magazines or chocolate for 'leadership class' or whatever the excuse of the day is? Yeah, they're scammers. Teens in a kidnap van transported cross country, beaten and kept on drugs and any money goes right to their pimps.
 
2014-06-11 05:42:16 AM  
Years ago when I was working at a club there were kids out front selling overpriced candy for their "football" team.  It was like $4 for a regular Snickers bar. They later it got the worse they got "Buy my farking candy!", great sales pitch there kids. Finally had enough of them once they tried sneeking in.
 
2014-06-11 06:47:42 AM  
99% of charities are a scam.
 
2014-06-11 07:11:34 AM  
http://www.clb.org/donate/ They help blind people. Plus, if  anyone ever asks for a donation anywhere else, you can honestly respond with, "I give to the blind." I have never had them ask me twice. I mean, who wants to take money that is going to the blind?

Blind people are all around us. In books and movies and in real life.
http://brailleworks.com/fictional-characters-who-are-blind/
 
2014-06-11 07:45:29 AM  
Here's an idea. Keep a list of the street addresses of the crazy people in your neighborhood.

Every neighborhood has crazy people....you can usually find them biatchin' about the HOA, demanding speed bumps/nicer landscaping, warning others about vaccines, or some other non-issue on your HOA website.

Give that list to ALL door to door scammers. (But be sure to title the list "Most Wealthy Neighbors")

Enjoy!
 
2014-06-11 08:14:03 AM  

EnormousGreenRageMonster: Last few I had come by have all been "Hi, I am a recovering addict and selling these magazines helps me stay clean..." type scams.


Did you ask them how to launder money?

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-11 08:39:00 AM  
These children's joy scammers came with the large influx of Filipino workers to our community.They don't go door to door but they hang out in the superstore parking lot and rush your vehicle the moment you park. I always tell them "no thanks, it's a scam", reinforcing a Canadian stereotype.
 
2014-06-11 09:17:55 AM  

toraque: True, but we did have to deal with that nasty 'Uncle Joe just got eaten by velociraptor' problem.


That was my absolute favourite episode of Petticoat Junction.
 
2014-06-11 09:25:46 AM  
Sometimes you just need a sign that will keep people away.

lbsommer-author.yolasite.com
 
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