There's been a spate of Jehovah recently. There's also been doorknocking from power utilities.
I object to both. My religious views are complicated and private and i'm not going to be able to explain them fluently at my doorstep to a total stranger with an eerie smile.
Similarly, I've been against power utility door knockers since one claimed he was here to read the meter and then physically and verbally intimidated me until I rang the police. They're subtler nowadays, but they're still arseholes.
The last power straw was a smarmy man from E-On. "Hi! We're here because we're alarmed that you pay too much and we want to stop that."
"No, really, I don't. My last power bill was £18. Please... I don't like..."
"But we can honestly reduce that."
"Look. Please. Honestly. Very bad power salesman experience. So I won't let you in and I will not change supplier."
"Well, sir, I don't think that was with us, now was it? Who is your current supplier?"
"I'm fairly sure it's E-On. And please. I won't let you in."
"I can assure you that it's not E-On. And you'll be missing out on fantastic savings. Please let me in."
Just once I would like to date someone who stands outside my door, pleading through my letterbox to be let in. But not a utilities salesman.
A couple of days later I got a bill confirming that, yup, E-On do supply my electricity. So, I took action.
I have a sticker from Camden on my letterbox that says "No Junk Mail". With a sharpie I added "No Gods" to it, but couldn't fit in "No Electricity Salesmen" so instead wrote "No Power". I stood back to admire my handiwork.
Scrawled over my letterbox is the phrase "NO GODS - NO JUNK - NO POWER". Which makes me look so mad. I'm going to have to get another sticker from Camden.