I don't know how things are where you live, but here, we have people who stand outside of stores and ask for money for charity, or ask people to sign a petition to get certain measures on the voting ballot. Sometimes there are people selling things like newspaper subscriptions, or girl scout cookies. None of these causes is bad, but I really dislike that they are there, waiting to talk to me when I enter the store, and waiting to talk to me when I exit the store. I've even resorted to entering through a different entrance at some stores. (like the one they use to bring in the shopping carts. lol)
I think I wrote some time ago about how the "Target" store has a sign on their door that says something to the effect, "We want our customers to have a peaceful, distraction free shopping environment. Therefore, we do not allow solicitation of any kind, no matter the cause." I wrote about how upset I was to see people sitting outside their store asking for donations, and asking for my signature on a petition. Today I went to that same store, and once again saw solicitors out front.
I was at the store returning something, but I couldn't resist complaining to the sales person. She told me that California recently passed a law that allows these people to be there, even if the store does not want them there. She told me that if I wanted, I could call the police to have them removed. I wouldn't do that unless they did something illegal. I'm not that much of a scrooge. Yes, I am a scrooge though. But isn't it sad that this store can't decide it's own policies? I would have loved to have that distraction free shopping environment!