Door-to-door sales

Dear Editor:I am new to the neighborhood but I noticed that lately there are a lot of kids going door-to-door asking for money. Some are selling over-priced chocolate, some offer to paint the address on my curb, and one was trying to "raise points" by selling newspaper subscriptions. Trying to be nice, I purchased a Helen Grace chocolate bar from one kid, I gave money to the kid offering to repaint the address on my curb, and even gave money for a newspaper subscription. Sadly, the kids never did paint the number on my curb and I never got my newspaper. Another kid knocked on my door the other night trying to sell me the same newspaper, but when I questioned her about that she just ran away. What am I to do? I am more worried that if I don't give them money they may return to vandalize my home. - Claudia Nieto, Downey

********** Published: April 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 2