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