I don't let trades people in at all, you can't get rid of them, got physical with one bloke a few years back, had him in for a quote for new windows and patio doors, would not leave, kept pretending to ring his boss for discounts. In the end I got hold of his folder and him and threw him out of the front door. Turns out he had stacks of complaints for trying to intimidate young couples and the elderly
I love hearing when someone like that gets the treatment they deserve, when you're in someone's home you should abide by their rules / requests and leave when you're told and accept no for an answer.
The ones I can't stand are cold callers, fucking hate them with a passion, iv'e resorted to sticking one of these on my door right next to my doorbell...
Knocking on someones door and disturbing people in their homes to convince them to buy shit should be flat out made illegal, sometimes iv'e had 3 different ones in just a single day turn up, and at least 1 cold caller every week which was really starting to piss me off so stuck the sign on. Luckily it actually has worked I think as I haven't had any for several months now, they prob see it and know they aren't gonna get anywhere with you after seeing the sign. Not everyone abides by it though, when I put it up I still had 3 or 4 of the slimy fuckers ring the bell anyway, the last one I had on a Sunday was banging the door with his fist really fast and loud while repeatedly ringing the bell really fast at the same time, he prob seen the sign and thought "ha have that".. well they all got a good piece of my mind when I opened the door to them put it that way.
When I get one now I open the door and start insulting them and practically telling them to fuck off, you don't knock on someones door and disturb someone when there's a sign saying I do not want to be disturbed, for all they know I could be very ill or really vulnerable, or working nights and sleeping in the day which I have done in some jobs over the years. So I have every right to tell them to fuck off, or maybe even throw a bucket of water over them which i'm getting closer and closer to doing every year,
you see a sign and ring the bell anyway then you deserve it. I was working nights once years ago when living at my mates flat, getting back at 7am after a 12 hour shift and going to bed at about 8, got woken up at about 12 noon by the door being banged so raced down the ladders half asleep out of my loft bedroom then down the stairs thinking it was an important call because of the banging, opened the door and nobody was there. Went back upstairs and looked out the window and seen some bible bashers waddling off around the corner so I opened the window and screamed fuck off!!, after all it was about 3am to me.