Yesterday afternoon while I was in the kitchen and my granddaughters were playing in the living room, one of the girls told me someone was at the front door. Once the doorbell went, Max, as usual, went crazy, so I put him in the bedroom and went to check who was at the door.
It turned out to be a young man from Vivint Security Systems. After about a minute I politely told the guy we weren’t interested, but thanked him for his time. He continued with his pitch and again I cut him off. This time he got the hint. Vivint has actually been in our neighbourhood a couple of times over the last couple of years. I don’t know how the company does, but I’ve never seen a Vivint sign on any of the lawns where I live.
I can’t imagine going door to door selling a product. That’s got to be one tough job. I know I wouldn’t want it.
I remember when I was working in Drumheller back in the mid 80’s, there was a knock on my door. When I answered it, it was a salesman selling vacuum cleaners. The surprising part is that I actually knew the guy. He used to manage a furniture store in Medicine Hat and I had broadcasted on location from that store when I worked at CHAT radio in Medicine Hat in the early 80’s! What a small world.
He came in and we chatted for a while over a cup of coffee. Things had gone south for him after I left Medicine Hat and he went from furniture store manager to door to door salesman. I actually felt so bad that I bought a vacuum cleaner from him! Sometimes I wonder whatever happened to the guy.
So, to all of the door to door salespeople out there, keep slugging. You’ve got one tough job.