I related the story to Bryan and the kids at dinner. "Well Mom," said Rebekah. "Of course they come to our house...we're practically the only ones without a 'no soliciting' sign in our window."
"Wait...what did you say?" asked Brandon. "I thought all those signs said 'no socializing'!"
This gave me a bit of a giggle. Seeing as our neighborhood is chock full of the most social people you'll ever meet.
A more thorough definition of the word soliciting was next on the dinner conversation agenda. Along with how much I dislike door-to-door salesmen...conflicting with my thoughts on sending our LDS missionaries out to knock doors and how I hope they are received kindly even if they are being turned away. That it is a good reminder for me, when faced with a door-to-door salesman, to add some kindness to my dismissal.
"So, are you going to make a 'no solidifying' sign for our door now, Mom?" asked Brandon when I was done.
Yes, that's exactly what I'm going to do! "No solidifying" at my door. No siree bob. If you knock on my door you better be prepared to stay at least 60% liquid!