Actually, they came to the house later on.
I asked them if they keep a Do-Not-Call list. They said no. I told them "Well, you'd better start one, because if I ever hear about you sneaking around neighbourhood parks trying to lure little kids into your church with puppet shows, I will be calling the local by-law officer and will be submitting a formal complaint. Am I making myself CLEAR, Elder James and Elder Richard??"
I kinda feel bad... they're just young guys... doing what they think is right... what they have been "ordered" to do by the tenets of their faith.... just like we used to do. They were skeeeered of me!! LOL They must be maybe 18 or 19. Talk about trial by fire!!
Anyway, when I saw that they were upset, I told them that I had a VERY bad experience in the past with people who take their religion door-to-door, and that I would appreciate it that they or anyone else from their church NOT call again. I also told them that my children did NOT have permission to go to their "puppet show" and that I expected these young men to be courteous of that and inquire ahead of the "puppet show" that if children did not have their parents' permission to be there, the children should run along home. I asked "Does that seem like a reasonable request to you?" and they agreed that it was.
As they were leaving, I said "Oh by the way, one of the neighbours around here is a police officer. I'll be having him keep an eye on you too."
heh heh heh