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#25 catfang


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

I just get women texting me their pics of themselves in lingerie for the hop that I may want to photograph them.

Pretty annoying.

Thanks for forwarding them to me, preesh.

#26 Doyle


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

Just answer the door with your dick out.

#27 thefuzz


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Normally, if I don't recognize you, I will answer the door, but I have my pistol behind my back.

I will apologize later if you are asked to come in or if we need to carry on a conversation.

#28 CCS


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

One time my Dad got one of those door to door salesmen to vaccum like our entire house then didn't buy poo.

Good times.

#29 Guest_Tom Cat_*

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

I dont let any strangers into my home- and I keep a loaded weapon inside the front door.

Dont mean to sound rude but with this pushy bitch Id have told her to get off my land immediately

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

So, I'm watching my kids, hanging out around the house earlier and get an unexpected ring of the doorbell. I look out the peep hole and see a woman, probably late 30s-40s. I don't recognize her, but figure she might be a new neighbor or something because our neighborhood is still doing a lot of building.

My kids are still running around playing, I open the door and in hindsight, I think the woman was walking upwards, as though she was forcing my hand to let her in... So, per usual, I step out of the door and shut it so she can't come in or look in. She's holding a spray bottle and hands it to me, shakes my hand and says it's a free gift she's giving out as part of "her business."

Then she starts to tell me that she's going around doing in-home demonstrations for her products and so "we're just gonna come in and do that. okay?" I told her no, that I was home watching 3 kids and didn't really have time for it (now wishing I would've just told her no and not been cordial about it and gave her any other info).

She continues, saying "you've heard of Kirby vacuums?" I told her I have, but I have other stuff going on. I said the kids are playing and everything so I just can't do it right now. She keeps badgering me and made it a point to say at least 3 different times, that she's not asking me to buy anything, she just gets paid for doing the in-home demonstration. Regardless, I don't like strangers invading my personal space or having the opportunity to check out my family, our home, our property, etc.

I tell her that I'm all about supporting people's businesses and entrepreneurship, but I'm just not comfortable with it. She asks what I'm not comfortable with and I tell her "I don't know. I'm at home watching my kids, we got other stuff going on... I'm just not comfortable with it. I can't do it." She then asks if they're my kids, I tell her yes, and she says it's okay, they can watch the demonstration. She also asked if I was the homeowner and how long I've been in the home (which I lied about and said a year because it was none of her business).

I reaffirm that I'm not comfortable with it and I can't do it because I'm not going to buy anything from her anyway so there's no point in doing it... She acts pissy, takes her magic green spray bottle gift and says "well, let me have that for the next one then..."

The whole time she was talking to me there was a dude sitting out in a beat up Astrovan or something with a magnet for Kirby sales on the side and he was eyeing me down the whole time. One good thing that happened during this was that my alarm was set to stay when I opened the door so I had to run back and turn it off before I came back to the door and talked to her. So, she knows we have a legit security system.

Anyone had any similar experiences? Think anything sounds extra fishy about this or is it par for the course?

We've only been here since May or so, and that's about the 3rd different door sales pitch I've encountered. I hate that stuff... I find it disrespectful and unprofessional. No to mention this lady was dressed like she was going to the club and not to work.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:00 PM

Whenever someone unexpectedly comes to my front door, I have this movie cued up that makes me sound gangster, and then I throw some firecrackers in a pot and light the fuses to mimic gunshots... If you time it perfectly, it is awesome!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

more patience than I.....I would have just said no thanks and closed the door.

Yep, I tell them I'm not interested and while I'm shutting the door I say have a good day then shut the door, no chance for them to say another word. Works every time.