Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Scary sales guy
Boy you know you are old, when a salesperson comes to your front door and you get scared.
Yesterday afternoon, I was home alone - the husband just left for work. (he works 4pm to midnight) I had the screen door open and was enjoying the nice day, listening to the birds in my front yard, when all of a sudden, this delivery truck pulls up real fast, parks across my driveway, partly on the sidewalk. The way he drove up, it was like he knew us. At first I thought it was my son. He came up the walk way fast, and told me he was at the end of his work shift delivering meat - and that he has some in the back of his truck, and wanted to know if he could "unload some of it for me".
Up to that point, he was pleasant enough to try and make a sale - but when I said, "No Thank you." he immediately, gave me a look, that was so dark - his eyes glared at me and he said, "Whatever!" and then threw his arm up in the arm, flipping me off. He then, yelled at my dog, who was barking at him, from my side yard,
"Shut up you stupid dog."
Normally, or in years past, I would of lashed out at him verbally. But this time, he scared me. It was his look. He changed demeanor so quickly, it startled me. I called the police to just let them know - He did not show any identification or give me a business card, which right there, is against city code. I also let our neighborhood watch know, on its website, alerting other neighbors.
I felt vulnerable.
The police called me back and let me know, they would be driving around the neighborhood. They also told me to call back if I see him again. I told my husband about it, while he was at work.
Years ago, when my boys were young and when I was doing daycare in my home, the kids had their bikes and toys in the front and some guy came and did his pleasant sales pitch and as soon as I told him, "No thanks." he started kicking my kid's bikes and toys. I called the police and he left but an hour or so later, he came back, pounding on my front door. The police came out and arrested him- told me he was on drugs.
Boy these door to door companies, need to teach their salespeople how to react to rejection,which anybody who has ever been in sales (I have) knows that is a huge percentage of the job.
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