Anyone get any of these recently?
I just had a couple of younger guys ring my door bell. Naturally the dog starts going nuts. I didn't think I would like a dog until I started living with someone who had one. Very handy when anyone shows up unannounced.
I step outside to greet them and they begin telling me about what they offer. The "boss" is talking so fast I have no idea what he is saying. I respond with a few general yeses and oks. Before I know it the other guy is pulling a bag and large box out of the car. He is introduced to me. I say hello.
At this point he asks me to get the door for him. I stopped at this point and ask him what it is he is selling. After determining it is a vacuum I tell him I own one and am not interested. He asks to come in and demo it, stating he gets paid based on how many demos he does. Apparently sale do not affect his income. Seems strange for a salesman. After a few times repeating I am not interested he starts to get the idea. He is still telling me it will only take a few moments. In response I tell him that I have to leave in a little while and have no time.
In hindsight I would have preferred to not have stated that, but they see me sitting on the porch as they try other houses. I think they get I was blowing them off.
Two lessons learn in all this. Carry at home. Trouble makers may not let me run up to my nightstand. Second, courtesy is not entirely necessary with door to door salesmen. While the two individuals appeared upstanding and did not trigger and major red flags it was definitely an eye opener.