I'm with Chutzie & Julie on this. Don't let anyone push you around, especially in your own home. Next time ask him politely to leave or you will call the police. I'm sorry you had to go through it. I know how important those good days are. They are few and far between & I try to do as much as I can on those days.
I had to hang up on a telemarketer the other day because he ignored me and kept on talking. I told him nicely 2 times that I wasn't interested, but he just kept right on. I know it's there job but too much is too much. I finally just hung up. Even that little thing upset me and took a bit of my strength. Enough to slow my good day down.
Good luck next time & hope you get to feeling better!
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I have had this happen also. A bunch of very nice people came knocking at the door wanting us to donate soda cans for redemption to send kids to camp. I got the bag of cans and the next thing I knew they wanted the hubby and I to join their church and handed us a stack of info...The hubby told them he was Jewish and thanked them politely but he wasn't going to convert ....that just gave them more ammunition. My dogs were jumping at the door and barking and that didn't even discourage them. I went back in the house and let the hubby deal with it, but it took about fifteen minutes.
Even though we are on the 'No Call' list for telemarketers they get through because they have become crafty and can legally call if they are out of the US. Also, folks like Banks that you do business with or companies that you have bought things from before can leagally call. A bank trying to sell us credit card insurance was calling us three or four times a week and even on our cell phones. After telling them a million times to stop(a call came at ten o'clock at night from the Union of South Africa)...I did a terrible thing. I blew a rape whistle in the receiver. I have also said to other callers that I am busy but if they give me their home phone number I will call them back around midnight. Click! Once, I handed the phone to my four year old grand daughter.
Telling these people you will report them doesn't seem to stop them...they are on computerized dialing and they keep on and on until you finally answer. I know they are trying to make a living...I worked for a telemarketing company while going to college. But when someone said No thank you, I would leave it at that!
OK... this is an area where I have some expertise. I was the director of the chamber of commerce for many years. Here's my advice:
The most important thing to remember is if you act the least bit interested they will take advantage of you. Close the door in their face... but Really .. JUST DON'T ANSWER THE DOOR AND IF THEY SEE YOU JUST YELL FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR. "I DON'T open THE DOOR FOR STRANGERS... GO AWAY!!!"
Remember ... this is your home and property and YOU are in control of it.. Not some ****who feeds on the sick and elderly.
Hope that helps!!!
I know what you mean about how they can zap us of our enery. I had to deal with my cable company this week. I got this guy on the phone explaining to him how we had a power surge in our area and it knocked out their modem for the computer.
He started to go on and on. I told him don't bother with the troubleshooting part because my son and his friends did all that. Then he tried to sell more packages for the cable that we get. I kept calm and told him I was not interested in them and that I was happy with what I have. I got off the phone with him and I was drained! Maybe I should give him a call today and just start rattling off how my day is going and then maybe start talking about fibromyalgia, the weather, etc., etc. Hee-Hee.