(quote) Helen-881220 said: If someone contacted you with numerous messages, and you charitably answered each one and then explained why you are not interested. How long must you put up with it?
How many times must a person say no, and have to spell it out to them, without being mean and use the last resort of blocking them?
Now the contact feels guilty about "not having a conversation " and wished she/he had been more charitable.
How can you base a relationship on a scenario like this, if you felt it "in your gut" something is wrong?
Why or what influenced that person to change their mind?
Does any one have an answer?
In my book, the last one you made it plain should be the last one.
Don't reply to any more.
Not replying to subsequent ones is not uncharitable. The other party just needs to learn that a "no" means a "no".
Now, on the other hand, when the Jehovah Witnesses come to my door, although I really want to tell them no, I instead invite them in saying: "Well, welcome folks, you've come at a good time! I was just going to start praying the Rosary. Please join me!!! We can talk about your stuff, after that." Guess what, they NEVER come back