Thursday, March 25, 2010

Once Bitten, Twice Shy

Some of you may remember my previous posts about the horrible experience I had with the salesmen of Dead Sea Cosmetics (I still shudder at the thought). Well, in case you were wondering if I've learned my lesson, let's hope today's post will be an encouraging one :)

Two days ago someone gave a few hearty knocks to the front door. I normally peek out the window to see who's interrupting my glorious solitude - well, as alone as one can get with a little one around the house - when said little one changed my plan by getting to the door first. My chest literally tightened when I saw two young men with clipboards in hands.

"We're not selling anything today..." were the first words out of the leader's mouth. You just know you're doomed when they say that. Of COURSE they're trying to sell something, otherwise they wouldn't have knocked on the door in the first place!

He began giving his spiel about needing to get in a certain amount of presentations done in a month and he realizes we all ready have a vacuum but could he just take a look...

The next thing I know he's pushed past me and is checking out my entire living room. So there I am with a stranger who went into my house without my permission with my little girl clutching my leg, when the other guy came in as well!

The first thing to go through my mind was my experience with the Dead Sea guys, and my ornery side went right up.

"You need to leave my house right now," I said, pointing to the door.

"But," he started.

"Nope. My husband is not home and I did not invite you in. You need to leave now."

The guy huffed and walked out. Had he not, my next move would have been to call the police.

Oh yeah, I've learned my lesson! Hopefully those guys have learned theirs (probably not, after all, they're salesmen).


Jen said...

Good for you Laurie! Way to go!!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Scary. You need to go to the dollar store and pick up a "NO SOLICITOR" sign.

LaurieW said...

As a matter of fact I put my No Solicitor sign back up. It had fallen off a few months ago. Hopefully that'll curb a lot of the salespeople :)

Herbie said...

That's my girl!

Momma Ellen said...

Woohoo!!! Laurie, I'm so proud of you!! I hope I remember your example the next time someone comes knocking at my door.

Greg and Talena said...

Good for you I am sorry they pushed their way in there.