I've just had a man knock on the door (late Saturday morning, me still in housecoat) telling me his name, asking mine (I said he didn't need to know along with "what do you want?), and explaining something about a religious happening next weekend concerning Easter.
I just told him we already had an expert in the house, and thanks very much. There wasn't much he could say.
Machka has a degree in bible studies, so it's true -- we really do have an expert on this sort of stuff in the house. I doubt he would have understood this, though, as he walked away.
Then Machka and I got discussing how to get rid of annoying sellers. Things like "I already have one" came to mind.
What have you said that is closer to the truth than canvassers might think?