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#31 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 10:26 PM

I usually start with something like "You can't see me. I'm a giant penguin."

Unless he then claims to be an Orca and shows you his teeth, in which case your sunk and must buy whatever he's selling.

That is messed up. Love it.
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 06:04 AM

Only thing I have ever bought from a door to door salesman was about 10 years ago...

I'm working on something in my driveway, a guy walks up to me carrying an old fashioned, Honest to Goodness Broomcorn Broom with a real wooden handle.

He looks me straight in the eye and asks if I need any new transportation for the missus.

I bought a good $8 broom that day...


Let me guess, you had to buy another one the next day, because the first one got broken over your head?
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 08:06 PM

I usually let them get the first few lines out, and give them a 'no thanks'. Meanwhile, the four-legged driveway alarm is going nuts in the garage. If they persist, I tell them to leave before I let the dog out.

On the Jehova side, I had an 'episode' when I was sixteen. A fine, sunny, Saturday morning; about 9:00 am. I have been home for about 5 hours, and awake for 15 minutes. Long enough to go from my upstairs bedroom to the basement and get in the shower. One minute into the shower, there was a persistent knocking sound. After realizing it was not just my head pounding from my hangover, I get out of the shower, towel off, and go up the steps to the back door. Two female 'Witnesses' ready to convert my sinful ways to the righteous path, I think. Their sales spiel lasted three words: "Good morning, young". That's it. Nothing. They turn and leave. I shrug, turn around to go back to the basement to finish my shower/fumigation of alcohol-clogged pores, and see my towel (that was supposed to be wrapped around my waist) lying at the base of the steps.

Even my Grandma Cleo thought it was hilarious.
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Oh Harold, just go to the door nekkid...That should do the trick!


...They turn and leave. I shrug, turn around to go back to the basement to finish my shower...and see my towel (that was supposed to be wrapped around my waist) lying at the base of the steps....


See Dan, it actually works!
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Posted August 29, 2012 - 09:28 PM

See Dan, it actually works!


Told ya! :rofl2:

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:20 AM

I get out of the shower, towel off, and go up the steps to the back door. Two female 'Witnesses' ready to convert my sinful ways to the righteous path, I think. Their sales spiel lasted three words: "Good morning, young". That's it. Nothing. They turn and leave. I shrug, turn around to go back to the basement to finish my shower/fumigation of alcohol-clogged pores, and see my towel (that was supposed to be wrapped around my waist) lying at the base of the steps.


I just wonder, could we all purchase a poster? Something we could stick on the door? Or anything else we want to guard???

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 05:13 PM

I just wonder, could we all purchase a poster? Something we could stick on the door? Or anything else we want to guard???

You want a nekkid poster of Cat38B Maybe we need to send more religion to your house.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 08:57 PM

I'm sorry! I repent! Honest!!! It was just a slip of the tongue. :angel:

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 09:03 PM

We dont get many back where we live thankfully.

I do remember when we were kids one summer day the AVON lady came up and knocked on the storm door. Dads basset hound took a running leap and jumped through the glass, the lady took off running down the sidewalk and around the corner of the block. Snoopy (original name huh?) the dog stopped at the property line, watched for a bit then came back to the door.

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 09:35 PM

You want a nekkid poster of Cat38B Maybe we need to send more religion to your house.
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a slip of the tongue. :angel:


Please don't use that phrase when referencing a poster of me nekkid, Rich. It's just not right.
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:52 AM

>sigh< You people are tough to please.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 05:21 PM

Since we are telling war stories: We had just moved from Ontario to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. That's due north of Fargo, ND by about 6 hours. Anyway, while I was at work, my wife was unpacking & looking after our new born son when the door bell rang. She thought it was the welcome wagon. She was not prepared for a full on Mennonite fellow holding up two dead chickens & asking "How many today?" The wife never did adapt to the town.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 06:21 PM

Our drive is long and crooked and as you leave the highway you cross a Pond bank and at the end of the bank a sign PRIVATE PROPERTY and the drive curves to the right and when it turns back a sign WE DON'T CALL 911 FIRST don't get many strangers past it. The signs were there when we bought the place.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:01 PM

Since we are telling war stories: We had just moved from Ontario to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. That's due north of Fargo, ND by about 6 hours. Anyway, while I was at work, my wife was unpacking & looking after our new born son when the door bell rang. She thought it was the welcome wagon. She was not prepared for a full on Mennonite fellow holding up two dead chickens & asking "How many today?" The wife never did adapt to the town.


Now that would be awesome. Fresh chicken delivery. Yummmm
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:46 PM

Like DS I tell them "I'm not interested and have a nice day!" As Achilles is standing beside me, he is a 135 lb Rottweiler and we have a black German Shepard mix in the back yard.

That would make me retreat.






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