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|Comments:||Just a warning of sorts. . .that there are people who cruise parking lots at PVB shopping centers - and elsewhere in area, I assume - and cruise as well, public streets, looking for 'clients' - owners of cars with minor scratches or dents. They will stop you in parking lot or knock on your door and tell you they can fix problem 'for cheap' so to speak - while offering that they work locally. They are polite and not agressive; but suggest you avoid 'going there'; nonetheless. Do not know if this is prevalent or not; but they are 'about'.
There were many of these 'wandering repair folks' in Atlanta; so much so as to draw public and police attention; particularly during summer of 2001. This is a way these people earn money to support themselves and their agendas and best not to contribute!
|Comments:||Recently I have had the joy of having not one but TWO gentlemen stop by my door to have me help them sell their way to a better life. THey ring the bell and then stand off the porch so I guess I would not be intimated by them. I told the first gentlemen that I was not interested in buying magazines since I had all I needed. He said he was going to be a minister and his kids back home in Rochester, Minn were pulling for him. HE sounded like he was from south of the border, not north.
I happened to have just driven in and my garage was open and he pointed out that my life must be good since we had nice cars, I told him we had worked hard, not selling magazines door to door to live that life.
After some persuasion he left after calling his finacee to tell her he was going to the church on the corner to see if they would hire him. My encouragement here since he was dead set on being a minister.
Well lo and behold his buddy rings the bell the next day. I told this man that I had no need for magazines and said his friend and been here yesterday, he did not care, he was still trying to sell to me. HE also commented on the cars in the garage. When he finally left, and not happily either, I phone the police to ask what the policy is for door to door sales person ( I use the term tongue in cheek.) I was told there is none and that I can ask the person to get off my property and if they do not I can have the arrested. Something about telling the person I will have them arrested as they stand there eyeballing my home just does not do it. So ... I want to know if we can get some ordinance to not have this happen. I called my friend to tell her not to answer her door so she would not have to deal with them.
If you are outside or you have just come home, as i had, they know you are there so no use pretending you are not.
One gentlemen actually told me he was dropped off here since we have nice homes and it is an opportunity to learn how to speak to citizens! I did believe the part where they are dropped off since the saw the first gentlemen sitting o the bridge on Miranda the next day chatting on his cell.
How would we go about getting some ordinance in effect that we can have enforced?
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