One Hoboken411 reader was obviously very “angry” about the menus that are delivered to her building despite the “No Advertisement” sign she put up.
“Hey do you have the info on how you report when menus are left when there is “no soliciting”?”
What to do when solicitors disobey signs?
Even though the Hoboken City website proudly displays the “No Advertisements” sticker on the home page (and instructs you how to obtain one), I couldn’t find any actual ORDINANCE online that punishes those that choose to ignore the polite request. (Please correct me if there is actual restitution for a violation).
My suggestion to the reader is, that if it bugs you so much that you’re willing to “report” the offenders, why not try and call the establishment, or if you can catch one of the offenders, kindly explain what that yellow sign means (perhaps they don’t know?) But it’s likely they won’t understand English the minute you complain.
Another way of managing this “I can’t control these guys” anger, is to try a different approach, and simply just toss them in the garbage.. How long does that take? 3 seconds? You’ll be on to the next most important thing in your life before you know it.
However, we certainly could have some fun with this, rather than “reporting” it, right?
Revenge of the Menu-Haters!
Think outside the box.
What are some fun, creative, witty, genius ways to “get back” at that those menu-doling robots?
I’ll get a lame list started, and you can continue your brilliant ideas in the comments section!
- Pull a juvenile stunt and order food and have it delivered to another offending restaurant! Kill two birds with one stone!
- Grab the 1000’s of unread Hoboken Reporters and drop them off at their restaurant every Monday! If they say “no,” respond with “I don’t see any ‘No News Rag’ signs in your window!”
- Call up and claim you’re Mayor Roberts, and to put it on your “house account.”
- Order a gallon of soup. Insist that it gets delivered in one container, and you’re REALLY hungry. Ask for a giant spoon, too.
- Next time you spot a person stuffing the menus, ask for a few hundred of them. Say they’re for your friends at work. Proceed to place dozens of them on each Hoboken Police car. That’ll stop the menus in a hurry.
How would you approach this situation?