Fed up with aggressive charity canvassers in their neighborhood, creative workers at Portland ad firm Wieden + Kennedy (makers of the infamous Old Spice commercials) have come up with a clever card that reads:
I know you’re just doing your job,
but the methods you’ve been asked to use are manipulative and make me less trustful of friendliness in general
and that, not indifference towards your cause,
is why I’m not going to talk to you.
The issue of aggressive charity canvassers (known to the fundraising industry as “dialoguers”) is covered in depth in this 2008 Village Voice article, “You Can’t Escape the Canvasser’s Pitch.”