We are having a little problem.
Jehovah's Witnesses have been visiting our house. Every Saturday, between 10 and 11 am, they show up without fail.
We live in a secluded area. Our house in hidden by 300m of trees. Our house coud be blown up and you could not tell from the main road.
Due to our seclusion, my first instinct when I hear a car coming up the driveway is to meet whomever it is with a shotgun in hand. We haven't got a dog yet (not sure if I want to deal with twins and a dog at the same time), but once we do, I will feel a bit more comfortable.
Don't get me wrong, we live in a nice area and have never had a break in or heard of one in the area. However, on 2 occasions, a car has driven up to the house, turned around and left. Both times I was not fast enough to confront them, but only caught a glimpse as they left.
I am a nice guy, so I do not want to be rude to the Jehovahs. They are really nice people and are very earnest in their beliefs. However, I already have one religion I am not practicing, and if I felt a need for religion, I would become a more active Catholic and not convert.
I like to argue and explore new ideas, and I actually enjoy hearing their view of the world. However, I am afriad I am being a tease. If you engage these people, they will keep coming back. I do not want to lead them on, thinking I am serious about a religion I consider to be just this side of a cult.
Last week the wife and I hid from them. I dislike people coming to my home uninvited to sell me something. This week, they saw me watching tv, so I answered the door. A man should not be a prisoner in his own home.
I enjoy my weekend, I do not want each one interupted by someone trying to sell me something. We left the city to get more privacy.
The wife has some relatives that are Jehovahs, so we are pretty sure it is not for us.
The question is, how do we let them know that they are wasting their time without being rude?