“Hey – are you a carnivore?”
I was walking my dog down to the park, minding my own business, when this small truck pulls up next to me and one of the guys yells out his window. I looked at them – then at the truck which appeared to be a meat truck of some type.
“Yes.” I said hesitantly.
“Do you like steak?”
While I do like steak, I don’t eat it very often. The main thoughts that started swirling inside my head were – maybe they found a load of meat that dumped off the back of a truck and they are trying to dump it themselves for some quick cash. I quickly dismissed that idea since to actually get a meat truck is quite the elaborate ruse for some fast cash. Perhaps they stole the truck, meat and all?
“No,” I responded, hoping they would move along.
“How about fish or chicken?”
Damn they got me. I could have said I only eat turkey. They were desperate weren’t they? I suppose the real reason is they work on commission. An interesting way to get clients! Forget door to door sales when you can do “drive-by pitching”.
“No, I’m good thanks.”
I mean, what kind of sales pitch is “are you a carnivore” anyway? At least they narrow down your needs right away. It would be like a shoe sales person walking and asking people – “Hey, do you have feet?” Ha – got you! Buy my shoes!
They waved and drove away as quickly as they had appeared. At least they had some manners.