I need your opinion. Am I too cranky?
Last week, I was vacuuming when I was rudely interrupted. I hate housework, but when I am doing it, I just like the world to stay out of my way so I can get it done. Over. Finished.
But two young men thought I needed to be interrupted. They pounded on my front door repeatedly. Loudly. I shut off the vacuum and opened the door.
The man holding a clip board stuck his hand out.
Yeah right. No idea who this guy is and I’m not shaking hands. Yes, I am that cranky. But I don’t know where that hand has been and I hate DDSCs (Door to Door Sales-Crazies) on principle.
“What can I do for you?” I asked, struggling for a tone that was just this side of a cat screech.
Big fake stupid smiles and “Mrs. Apodaca, we’re here to find out why you haven’t signed up for Verizon FIOS!”
First, I had major creeps that they knew my name. Yes they had nifty shirts with Verizon stamped on them, and a fancy smancy clipboard, but I am not a trusting woman. Not when it comes to my safety or my personal information. I say, “I am not interested.”
And there it got rather ugly. This man insisted that Verizon wanted to know why I had not taken the opportunity to sign up and more crap until I finally slammed the door and locked it. At which time they made rude comments on the other side.
I was furious. I have no idea if they were Verizon drones or just sent from hell to annoy me. I don’t like being forced to act in a rude manner, but they left me no choice. And damn it, this is MY home and I feel like I’m being accosted.
It really got me to thinking, does door to door sales even work anymore? The only time I buy anything from the door to door folks is either 1) Girl Scout cookies or 2) neighbor kids selling candy for fundraisers. That is it.
So I’m wondering, what’s your experience with DDSCs? Do you ever buy from door to door salesfolks? Do you think I’m unreasonably cranky?
To celebrate the release of SOUL MAGIC, which will hit the stores tomorrow, I’m going to give away one copy of the first book in the series, BLOOD MAGIC, to one commenter. I’ll announce the winner over the weekend on the blog.