Door to Door

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

OK. I just got another of those door to door meat saleman here today.

"I hate to bother you on such a fine day as today. But, I just needed to ask you a quick question?" [as my dog is barking and whining to get past me so he can go pee on this guy].

"Yeah, do it quick." [as I am holding back my back-up plan, promising him treats if he stays put for now].

"Do you or anyone in your family eat seafood or steak?"


"Are you sure?"

At this point I should have just let my dog go pee on him. But instead, I just said that I wasn't interested as I shut the door.

Geez! Door to door meat? Are you kidding me? Really, who would buy that? That just sounds so wrong.


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Blogger SierraBella said...

We had the same thing happen over here a couple of weeks ago!

We're on a private road, clearly marked "No Trespassing," in an area where everyone has dogs (plural intended) and rifles...

We do eat meat, but no way was I going to buy from a door-to-door salesman!

Yep, you should have let your dog go pee on him.

August 30, 2005 2:20 PM

Blogger evilsciencechick said...

mmmmmmmmmmm...door to door meat.

no, you're right. that's gross.

now, if someone showed up at my door selling freshly baked bread? COME ON IN!

August 30, 2005 3:27 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Sierrabella, maybe you should consider a more direct notification, such as: Trespassers Will Be Shot And Maimed On Sight.

ESC, when I lived in Costa Rica for two months for a high school journalism project, I remember the bread peddlers (no pun intended) riding around on their bikes every morning yelling, "Pan! Pan!" Oh the bread was sooooo goood!

August 30, 2005 5:20 PM

Blogger noelle feather said...

Door to door meat? That's just sick. What would have been neat is if you'd said, "Sure! I eat meat all the time and so does my puppy! What do ya got?" :)

August 30, 2005 10:36 PM

Blogger Dr. Who said...

Hmmm I never heard of door-to-door meat before! I know about books, perfumes, maps, calendars, flowers (at least that's what is being sold in Greece), but meat????!!

What worries me more, is that is if this kind of salesmen have been around for a while, they must make some kind of profit. And if so, some people must eat this (kinda) meat...

August 30, 2005 11:50 PM

Blogger Sandy said...

That is very odd. I hate anyone(strangers) coming to my door. Let alone someone selling dead animal meat. Gross.

August 31, 2005 12:00 AM

Blogger OldRoses said...

I had no idea that door-to-door sales people still existed. So, where was the meat? Did he just take orders and then it is delivered? I don't imagine he had a cooler full of meat in his trunk.

August 31, 2005 3:26 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Feather123- that guy did look pretty nervous about the dog. My dog sounds a little crazy. Heheh!

Dr.Who- all that stuff, yeah, I could see that being sold door to door, too. But meat is...well in this day and age with all the bugs you can get from it and all...ew!

Sandy- I don't take meat from strangers either ;D

OldRoses- there was an ad in the paper not too long ago for driving a van for $750 and week. I thought it looked real shady. SSBs friend answered the ad and it was for this job, selling meat door to door. I think they used brochures, but this guy kept nodding his head up the street as if he had the stuff waiting for me. And we did have someone else stop by once telling us he had a bunch of meat on his truck he needed to unload and wanted to know if we wanted to buy it real cheap. THAT I think was THE WORST for obvious reasons!!

August 31, 2005 9:16 AM

Blogger Jennifer said...

That is wrong on just so many levels.
Several time I have seen this man selling "Fresh" seafood out of the back of his beat up converted pick-up truck. I have never seen anyone pull over. Oh, and we don't live anywhere near the ocean either.

August 31, 2005 10:52 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Jennifer, I was going to ask if you lived by the ocean! When we travelled through Maine there were a lot of fishermen selling their catches along the highway that followed the ocean. Now, they LOOKED like they had caught it themselves, and just recently at that. The gas stations there were selling lobster and other seafood too. It just seemed like the thing they did around there.

August 31, 2005 12:19 PM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

ha...ha ha ha...ha...

one of the girls who used to work here actually BOUGHT door-to-door meat. Seriously. Collin wrote about it on his blog, I'll have to dig up a link.

Ha! Door-to-door meat!

August 31, 2005 5:12 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

If his display case was bleeding, I'd pass.

August 31, 2005 5:19 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Derek- Now I know who buys that stuff. Did she at least know the sales person in some way. Please say that she did!

DrMax- I wonder if they would give them refrigerated display cases ro come and do a demonsration in your home. Like cook you a meal or something. Even then...yuck!

August 31, 2005 5:37 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Si el diablo está los "spammers", entonces en ese punto coincidimos. Perdón mi español, yo sé solamente un poco.

November 10, 2005 7:21 PM


Friday, August 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

It actually came yesterday at noon. SSB had taken a half day to go to his doctor's appointment so he was there when it came, too. I was so afraid that it wouldn't make it up our very narrow, steep stairs. We did get a split box to make that part easier. A full box would NEVER make it up. The bed surprising enough rolled right up like a giant taquito and they had no problem at all getting it up the stairs. That's an extra special feature that will certainly be noted in the decision making process (we have 90 days to decide if we want to keep it).

The guys were supposed to take our old bedding, but they did not! We were both a little pissed at that. Our old bed was a soft-side water bed and they told us that they don't take those or their box springs because there is no metal in them. We spent nearly two hours digging that damn box spring out of storage. Could they have told us that at the store when they told us that they would take our old bedding. Asswipes!

I had just gotten the sheets on the bed when SSB came up and shut the door saying that we should try out the bed before his appointment ;) My verdict on that aspect of the bed? Giggidy-giggidy! Oh yeah!

It is so nice to have a real, honest to goodness, grown-up bed finally! It looks great in the room with all the "exotic travel" style furniture that we own. We have had the bed a whole 33 hours and I'm still loving it. It does give off fumes since it is foam, but it is supposed to go away after a week or two. They aren't that strong. I'm pretty sensitive to that sort of thing, but this hasn't caused me any problems yet. I'll keep you posted. As far as sex stories, you might want to visit Evil Science Chick's blog to get your fix. I'm not giving out that kind of info on this blog- my son might read it! Eek! Imagine that! He'd be traumatized for life!


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Blogger evilsciencechick said...

dammit! I want sex stories!

heehee....glad the new mattress lived up to your "expectations."

and I post about sex THAT much? I think i'm pretty tame compared to SOME sites :)

August 26, 2005 11:36 PM

Blogger SierraBella said...

Seems like it took forever to get this bed, huh?
Glad it tested out!

August 27, 2005 12:36 PM

Blogger OldRoses said...

33 HOURS??????? SSB, I'm really impressed. Sylvana, I hope you know that you are one lucky lady. 33 hours . . . damn, that's incredible.

August 28, 2005 12:40 AM

Blogger Maria said...

New beds are so much fun. I can't wait until I am able to buy a headboard and all that so mine looks like a real bed.

August 28, 2005 12:08 PM

Blogger MacHeadCase said...

A new bed gets old knots untangled. When we changed our mattress my back kept doing little pop! sounds for a week and I felt like a new girl. :^D

August 28, 2005 6:21 PM

Blogger Tammy said...

Congrats on the new bed! I think the foam smell would drive me nutz. But it'll pass I suppose. Say a little prayer for those next in Line for Hurricane Katrina.

August 28, 2005 9:26 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

Honest to goodness! Giggidy, giggidy? Is THAT kind of language really necessary? Remember, you live in Wisconsin.

August 29, 2005 12:44 AM

Blogger Spencer said...

new bed sounds like fun to me!

August 29, 2005 8:57 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

ESC-'s not so much that you talk about it a lot, it's that you give so much detail. That's where I go for my sex story fix ;)

Sierrabella- they said that it would be less than two weeks. I think it took over three! I called and bugged them about it otherwise it probably would have been longer.

OldRoses- That doubles our previous record ;)

Maria- I would like a headboard but I am opting out of any bed with a footboard. I have been a victim of those damn things way too many times!

Macheadcase- that's what I am hoping for. My joints crack and pop too.

Tammy- it only smelled for a few days. Now when we go in the room I can't even smell it. I thought it would take a lot longer. I got a knock-off pillow and nearly had to throw the damn thing away it reeked so bad and was like that for a couple of weeks. I had to put it in another room until it mellowed out.
BTW, I am keeping my eye on the news and wishing everyone well.

DrMax- I'm from Northern Wisconsin, home of the lumberjacks. We all talk like crusty, drunken old men up there.

August 29, 2005 9:08 AM

Blogger Sandy said...

We got a new kingsize bed recently. aahh bed....we love going to bed.

August 29, 2005 9:58 AM

Blogger Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new bed!
My SO wants a new bed but I just bought it 5 years ago. He says it is too firm for his liking. Maybe when it's time we will look at the foam ones. Are they really that comfortable? How many years are they supposed to last?

August 29, 2005 11:26 AM

Blogger Randi said...

congrats!!! i love getting new beds, its better than getting a new car!

August 29, 2005 12:08 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Spencer- I don't know why we waited so long.

Sandy- we can't go anywhere near the bed without hopping onto it.

Jennifer- So far we still really like the bed. It is pretty comfortable. Thay say that the longer that you use it, the more comfortable it gets. It has a 20 year warrantee. They didn't start selling them to the public until the early 90s so I really don't know much about their durability other than their warrantee.

Randi- yeah, but beds don't have that wonderful new car smell.

August 29, 2005 2:55 PM

Blogger The Other Half said...

new beds are sooooo much fun...just don't wear it out too quickly!!!

August 30, 2005 11:18 AM

Blogger evilsciencechick said... new post for a while....

still enjoying that mattress, huh? ;)

August 30, 2005 12:32 PM

Blogger sands of time said...

Ive had that problem in the past my kids reading my blog.Makes for some red faces sometimes

August 30, 2005 12:46 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Wendi- we'll try not too ;)

ESC- hey, the salesmonster said that we were supposed to break it in good, otherwise we would not realize the complete comfort that is Tempurpedic. I'm only following the instructions!

June- I remember you saying that. How's it going lately? If my son read anything like-you-know-what, he would immediately run away and never speak of it again.

August 30, 2005 1:40 PM

Ambulance Chasers

Thursday, August 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

SSB had to go to the doctor today to have his ear looked at. He's been having a water-in-the-ear sensation for about a week now. As we were sitting in the waiting area SSB nudges me.

SSB: Ew. They even have the slimey pharmaceutical reps here. [motions to guy in a suit with a couple of brief cases]

Sy: Oh. Is that what he is? I thought he was here selling insurance.

SSB: 'Last chance before your diagnosis!'


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Blogger evilsciencechick said...

tell him to hold his head sideways and jump on one foot.

SSB...not the insurance guy. though that would have been pretty funny.

August 25, 2005 11:16 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

Show hoo dud FFB no ee ad whater en eus eer? Dud peple's oices shouwnd unny?

August 26, 2005 2:44 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

ESC, you forgot the part where I was supposed to video tape that and post it on my blog.

DrMax, sumthin like that.

August 26, 2005 9:01 AM

Blogger Spencer said...


Have a great weekend!

August 26, 2005 9:12 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

Hope he gave you a good deal.

August 26, 2005 9:19 AM

Blogger SierraBella said...

The suit was probably there to upgrade the good doctor's malpractice insurance!
Run SSB!

August 26, 2005 11:32 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Spencer, thanks! I had a good laugh over it. Everyone was looking at me strange, but I am used to that. It happens ALL THE TIME!

June, I have a friend that sells insurance. She'd kill me if I cheated on her.

Sierrabella, I hadn't even thought of that! Our doctor isn't really a doctor yet. But she's damn better than ANY of the doctors there- so he must have been there for someone else.

August 26, 2005 12:53 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

I'd love to leave a comment, but I received a 'script for Allegra, so I'm off running through a grassy field somewhere, not giving a good goddamn about my allergies. Or maybe I'm, wait; kayaking is for the herpes people.

August 26, 2005 6:05 PM

Come Closer. Sucker!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

As some of you that have been reading my blog for some time may know, I am an animal behavior freak. That's what I intend to study in grad school. So when I saw this video clip that Tayster had dug up on the internet, I just had to post it on my blog.

The clip is a little hit and miss, but it should be streaming video. If it isn't, uh, maybe try replaying it a couple of times. I really have no idea how I fixed that.


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Blogger Dr. Who said...

Just one word: "Wow!"

If I didn't see it with my eyes, I would never believe it!

August 24, 2005 9:47 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

That's exactly what I thought! I have already seen this video about ten times I like it so much.

August 24, 2005 9:48 PM

Blogger Sandy said...

Wow that was cool!

August 24, 2005 10:50 PM

Blogger Indigo Red said...

Where can I get an octopus? I've got a major shark problem around the old homestead lately.

August 25, 2005 12:23 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Sandy, oh yeah!!

Indigo Red, Petsmart or any good Asian market.

August 25, 2005 7:58 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

That is totally WOW

August 25, 2005 9:59 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

June, I'm so glad that others found it as "Wow" as I did.

August 25, 2005 6:16 PM

Blogger evilsciencechick said...

oooo...creepy! I showed it to the rest of my lab and we were all impressed.

August 25, 2005 8:35 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Who would've thunk it? Octopi are very smart creatures too. They are one of the species that I would like to study.

August 25, 2005 9:20 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

Here's a phrase I never thought I'd would say in my life. "That poor shark."

August 26, 2005 2:36 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

He does look so innocent, doesn't he? Just out for a little swim...and WHAMMO!

August 26, 2005 7:12 AM

Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! I had no idea that they could do that to sharks.

August 26, 2005 10:33 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Jennifer, I just wonder what kind of metabolism an octopus must have. That is a HUGE meal!

August 26, 2005 12:55 PM