Heaven those are great answers! Made me laugh too.
I guess I never did field service right. I'd actually listen to the person at the door most of the time. I listened too many times, and some of what Christians would tell me would make sense.
It's part of the reason I'm no longer associated by choice. People's testimonies of faith at their doors would truly move me at times.
The rudeness of the behavior is all explained away by the fact that they're "saving lives". But, they don't seem to realize that nothing they do imitates the first century Christians.
First century Christians preached in public in the public squares, the market places or "forums" in Roman cities, designated for that very purpose. It was where the common folk bought things, heard new ideas, got their news and had debates and discussions about religion and other matters.
It was never rude or intrusive for the disciples to preach that way, it was a normal part of their society. They only went to private homes from these public forums by invitation. They didn't just show up on someone's doorstep preaching!
That would have been a good reason back in that time for someone to attack you in defense of their home for showing up unannounced, as those were violent times. You'd probably be thought a robber or insane.
The people that come closest to imitating what first century Christians did are those that ask you to call if you're interested in their public ministry through a church or a TV program or a website, and you get sent information BY REQUEST.
Not this rude, intrusive and unscriptural thing that the JWs and Mormons do. Again, the WTS fails to get the lesson from the scriptures.