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Patsy Warnick
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Post by Patsy Warnick »

I could see this guy walking from door to door in the neighborhood Saturday.

So, I run and make a sign real quick - sign read :

No Soliciting 5/24/08

Don't Bother - Won't Buy - Don't disturb

I hurry and hang this outside next to my front door.

Up walks the salesman - so I hurry and go to my Spy Hole in the front door.

Out comes the Salesmans Cell Phone & he's laughing...

I fly open the front door - scared the salesman, he nearly dropped his cell phone.

I said - your going to take a picture of that ? Salesman chuckles - yeh, I've never seen anything quite like it. He took his picture & as he was walking away laughing, he was calling someone & laughing all the way.

I never thought of what kind've reaction I was going to get - too funny.:wah:

I know - my husband calls me a brat..:-2

What do you do for fun ?

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Post by along-for-the-ride »

:wah: It sounds like you made his day.

I wish I had the nerve to have a nameplate made the says "The Diva" (you know, professional looking, wood, goldplated) and put it on HER desk.:sneaky:
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Along

Do you call her" The Diva" on a somewhat regular basis ?

If Yes, then do it.

My husband calls me" Toots" - I love the presents TOOTS receives..

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Good on ya Patsy,

I'd hire you in a sec:-6
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Post by along-for-the-ride »

No, I don't call her Diva so this would be an ornrey thing to do with a nameplate. She is one...but I don't call her one. But.............she's the only one in the office who wears a smock with her name on it.:wah:
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Good for you, Patsy!
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Patsy Warnick;874848 wrote: I could see this guy walking from door to door in

What do you do for fun ?

Patsy
Tip over the neighbour's cows :wah:
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My customers know I have a thing for scotch tape. When they go to the bathroom, and I have a free second, I tape their drink chips, money, cigarette pack, lighter, eyeglasses, etc. There's a few who I think are actually disappointed if I don't have time to torture them. :wah:
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Good one, Patsy.

I sometimes wear a rhinestone tiara and my 1950s rhinestone cat-eye sunglasses around town. With my jeans of course. I think it's funny because I'm the last one who should be wearing a crown. And if I go out with my friend we both wear our tiaras but she's too chicken to wear it in public so we have to take them off before leaving the car.
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i used to have a sign on my front door saying

"we shoot every 3rd salesman, the second one just left."
�You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.�

― Mae West
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RedGlitter;874950 wrote: Good one, Patsy.

I sometimes wear a rhinestone tiara and my 1950s rhinestone cat-eye sunglasses around town. With my jeans of course. I think it's funny because I'm the last one who should be wearing a crown. And if I go out with my friend we both wear our tiaras but she's too chicken to wear it in public so we have to take them off before leaving the car.


Photo please!!!
"Life is too short to ski with ugly men"

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minks;874954 wrote: i used to have a sign on my front door saying

"we shoot every 3rd salesman, the second one just left."


WOW Minks!! Is that really you??? G'day Hon!!
"Life is too short to ski with ugly men"

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AussiePam;874965 wrote: Photo please!!!


Haha! Okay Pam, next time we do that, I'll remember to take a photo for you! :wah:
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Thanks Red Glitter!!

I'm all for showing off ones jewels!!

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he he he.....Pam....:sneaky: ;)
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When I get calls at home soliciting for phone/long distance service I politely tell them: "Sorry, we don't own a telephone".

9 out of 10 times they say thank you for your time and hang up. I always wonder what their face looks like about 5 seconds after they hang up and realize what I just told them.:wah:
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AussiePam;874966 wrote: WOW Minks!! Is that really you??? G'day Hon!!


howdy AP. It is me, well I wish the Avatar was me.
�You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.�

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She's certainly carrying, Minks!!!

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Post by watermark »

Cute sign I bet, patsy. Wish I had made it. Hope you don't mind if I include my story of those bold solicitors.

Here's my recent showdown in regards to door to door salespeople: exactly one day before the Jehovah Witnesses visited me. I live in a vulnerable neighborhood. Modest.

The doorbell rings and my wise daughter has enough sense to turn away a peddler of home repellent. Usually this would have sat right with me. Spray, solicitation, cold calls, I object! I'm an environmentalist at heart.

Last years cockroaches put me in vendetta mode. All altruism went out the door when I learned my daughter had successfully turned away the one salesperson I wanted to drop by. I ran out the door and chased him down.

We got to talking and I found out what he could offer, organic pesticides, wouldn't hurt my pets, etc... (etc just means I'm not sure of the advantages to organic pest control)

I'm so eagar to sign a contract! (the **** roaches were much too shiney and black last year I could've eaten them off the grill! No, not really, they were disgusting), so he gives me his speel and I'm ready to shell out my sig and then I'm like, you mean 79 dollars for each application?

You mean I have to have seven of these? Or something along those lines. So I'm considering his pitch. Then I try to calculate the total amount I'd spend on the service. 79 dollars adds up you know.

I'm not so strong in math so at this point standing in the front yard with my bathrobe on and haircurlers, trying to calculate the amount, the guy reaches in his pocket and pulls out a calculator! Thank god for that! So I added it up and do you know it would have cost over 500 hundred for the complete service.

I had to say no. He had to say no too.

I was a wreck by the end of our conversation and I could tell all he wanted to do was flee and never come back.

I bet he doesn't bother me again about buying his stuff. I'm hoping he decided to work for another organization that solicits from a different angle or markets a different kind of neighborhood such as one that can afford his business!

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