Date: January 03, 2018 02:03PM
Someone said they didn't want to accept missionary lessons anymore and how can they turn down the well meaning lady mishies?
"Well meaning" is a nice phrase. Many pests and bothersome intruders mean well. Used car salesman are just trying to make a living and telephone solicitors don't have important job skills, so do we need to support them to our own detriment?
I don't think so. Doing that only emboldens them to take advantage of us and others.
I think it's healthy to put out own interests ahead of strangers who hope to take advantage of our compassion, time, or dollars. There's usually no need to be rude, but neither is there a requirement to play along with their schemes.
It's fine to say, "It's been nice talking to you, but I've decided on another plan of action. Please respect my choice."
Or, "I've given this a lot of thought and I won't be having any more missionary lessons. Please put you time and effort elsewhere."
Or, "I'm not interested in being a mormon. So please don't expect to visit here again. If I ever decide to change my mind, I know where to go. But that seems extremely unlikely."
After a few of these polite responses, someone could say, "I've told you I'm not interested. Leave and don't come back. Goodbye."
Being open and honest is the best course as I see it. Sales people can't make deals if we lie and waffle forever and don't let them use their time on those who are interested.