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Standard Practice

I have a rather unique doormat outside my front door. Instead of the traditional and sappy “Welcome” mat, mine simply says “Go Away”. Most people chuckle when they see it, like, “Ha ha. Isn’t that cute?” but the problem with that is, I mean it. I’m not trying to be ugly, but let’s face it: The majority of the people who knock on my door either want to sell me something or are delivering a package. I’m not interested in the solicitors, and if it’s a delivery, just leave it on the porch. I have two very eager dogs who are hard to wrangle out of the way just to answer the door. They are a flight risk. On top of that, I’m a woman home alone in a strange town. A town where the news is eager to report on home invasions every day. And although we don’t live in a dangerous neighborhood by any stretch of the imagination, I like to feel safe in my own home. So while I’m not trying to be rude, I am sending a message.
If you ever happen by this way, and you see my doormat, I’d suggest you give me a head’s up that you’re right outside my door. Because while my door is ALWAYS open to family and friends, the traveling salesmen can just move on along to the next house. Unless it’s a Girl Scout. I’ll always answer the door if there are Thin Mints involved.

4 Responses to “Standard Practice”

  1. Corey Says:

    I like that one. I think I may get it for outside; I still have this inside:

  2. Melissa Says:

    Bizarre question: Are you Merrin who went to TVS in elementary and middle school? I stumbled across you blog when I searched for a link on Fanblogs. If so, we used to know each other. If not, I’ve made a fool of myself. =)

  3. Merrin Donahue Says:

    @ Melissa: Behold the power of Fanblogs! Yep, that’s me!

    @ Corey: Yeah, I like yours, too.

  4. Michelle Says:

    You need this:

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