a letter to the editor of local paper, april 24, 01 (vancouver, bc)
thought you might enjoy
I am writing this to inform the people of Chilliwack of a plague that seems to affect well-groomed, articulate individuals living in our fair city.
Many months ago we posted a sign on our front door that says "NO SOLICITING' due to the fact that the sanctity of our home was constantly being invaded by individuals seeking to save us, sell us something or wanting money or some kind of donation. After posting the sign we have had relative peace for about six months.
Now, people who claim to know how to read seem to think that we have to hear what they have to say!!!!!! NOT!!!!!
We posted that sign so that we could enjoy our home in peace and quiet and now certain people seem to think that this does not apply to them.
We do not want to be asved, we have no money, we work so it is our responsibility to support those above and below us. We pay taxes to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed, which, by the way, is a lot more lavish than our lifestyle.
What do we have to do to have peace? Do we have to go to City Hall and ge a sign permit (which costs money) to post a 10 foot x 10 foot sign on the front lawn telling people to leave us in peace?
We would never turn someone away from our door who was genuinely in need of assistance, but we also want to have our wishes respected by not having strangers knocking on our door.
The rude individuals who seem to think that they have the right to disrespect our wishes to be left in peace should know that they have no right to ring our doorbhell when we have posted a sign asking them not to invade the sanctuary of our home.
Thank you, b.j.perry