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. After all, I had the best security system a guy could ever want locked up in the master bedroom! 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.
For the next 3 or 4 nights this young man was going through our neighbourhood, clipboard in hand, going back to the houses that he obviously had no response from on his previous rounds. I felt a little sorry for the kid. What a tough way to make some bucks.
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.