Door to door salesman

@SomeCowgirl (32271)
United States
July 29, 2010 10:08pm CST
Are you nice to those that come knocking on your door and asking to take a few minutes of your time? Today I woke up to the sound of the hall closet door being opened, and the vacuum cleaner being taken out and set up. Apparently a salesman was there to try to sale a vacuum, and they were comparing the good and bad of the different kinds. The lady seemed to be young, and she is, a college student. She was a wee bit loud at times and if she wasn't the vacuum sure was. My husband and I were trying to sleep as he works third shift and needs his sleep. We were both a little perturbed at the salesman. I don't think I actually did go back to sleep, and if I Did it was only for a few minutes. In any case, it's not our house so we can't say too much about it. However, we were a little upset because we felt like they should have just said no I'm sorry I am not interested or atleast taken the vacuum's to another part of the house for a test drive. Had it been my husband's father sleeping, we would have respected him sleeping, or been told / made to respect him sleeping. However, we were woken up and that's what kind of got us both upset. Hubby wanted to say something but I hushed him about it. The college girl was getting paid to show it, even if they weren't interested in buying it... So would be kind at the expense of disturbing someone else?
4 responses
• China
30 Jul 10
First I will empress sympathy to you.when I was study in high school I meet the same things many times.they will said to you that it will only take you a little times,but if you don't buy it there will talking all the times.If you don't want to buy it,the best method is refuse at frist times.and
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
30 Jul 10
My husband and I live with his parents, we weren't the ones who opened the door, his father was. We were asleep when we heard the racket, and it woke us up. I know they're just trying to make a living, but I think some of the policies they have are down right rude.
• Canada
30 Jul 10
If its a little kid selling chocolate bars yes im nice lol. otherwise not really. there just out to make money off you, they put on the smile and nice attitude just to rob you of your money. thats spitting in your face. if everyone didnt buy into door to door sales they would learn the lesson once and for all get a real job.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
30 Jul 10
Yeah little kids selling cookies are a must to open the door for as they're doing it for their school, or to raise money for a field trip or something. I think that in this recession a job is a job no matter what you get.
@vect0r85 (41)
• United States
30 Jul 10
This reminds me of a very odd door to door salesman experience I had recently. I opened the door to find a man with some bottles of water and a cell phone on speakerphone with music playing. He was trying to sell a home delivery purified water service. The problem was that he was on hold with the DMV while trying to make a sale. Every time the computer would come one and say "your expected wait time is...." he would stop talking and listen. Finally the operator picked up to talk to the salesman. What did he do? He asked me to wait until he was done with his phone conversation.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
30 Jul 10
That isn't very businesslike of him, and not very smart either. You could have easily booted him out of the house. I realize people are always on some sort of a time frame schedule but really he could have waited to get through with the call before knocking on your door, or he could have waited to call on his lunch hour.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Jul 10
I don't even want to answer the door, much less talk to them. R seems to enjoy talking to them even if he knows he has no intention of buying anything. I'd rather not waste my time.