That Poor Door-to-Door Salesman
Apparently, last Sunday, while I was off doing a long run with E2, E had to answer the door when a door-to-door carpet steam-cleaning salesman rang. I am told the exchange went something like this:
Salesman: Hi! Are your parents home?
E: Ummm... no. [Thinks: Wow. Great sales move.] This is my house.
Salesman: [Not to be deterred] Oh. Great. I see you have carpet [points to carpet], and I'm here to offer to steam clean your carpet. Is there a particularly dirty area where I can show you the benefits of our services?
E: Ahh yes, you see the carpet, but do you see that? [points to stack of hardwood boxes]. That's hardwood flooring that will be installed next week. So, we aren't too worried about how dirty the carpet is.
Salesman: ... Well, I could steam clean your couch...
E: I admire your persistence, but, as you can see, our couch is leather.
E: Have a nice day...
I know this was probably one of the worst sales calls this guy has ever done. But I just can't stop laughing at the hilarity of how it played out.