Apparently Fed Ex is not the only company who hires people who aren’t ‘all there’. Yesterday, a solicitor knocked on my door. After the previous incidents (read about them HERE and HERE) I now have a VERY large ‘No Soliciting‘ sign positioned at eye-level right next to (and above!) my doorbell, in case you were wondering.
She was selling educational materials for pre-schoolers. While I appreciate that my son needs to learn his ABCs and 123s, that’s my job. And I’m fairly confident that I do not need software to tell me how to do this. That aside, I was astounded that she actually had the gall to knock.
My Letter To Solicitors: READ.THE.SIGN
I opened the door (I do have a heart, after all), and after listening to about 30 seconds of her little speech, I stated that I have all the educational materials that I need, and I wouldn’t be purchasing anything from her today. I was kind, polite, and clear (at least I thought I was…).
Then she asked why not, and attempted to launch into why her materials were so wonderful.
She obviously cannot read.
So, obviously (You know you would do the same thing!), I asked her why I should purchase educational materials from a representative so clearly lacking in the very basic fundamentals of observation: reading a ‘No Soliciting’ sign. She didn’t have an answer, so I shut the door.
Really, people. If you’re going to sell me something, ESPECIALLY if it’s supposed to teach my son anything, prove to me that it’s worth it by observing an obvious sign, which means that you need to spend a moment reading the material put so thoughtfully placed (at eye-level) in front of your face. And read it before you knock, ring, or yell.
At least she didn’t wake up Smalls…right??