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Are you a Carnivore?

Posted by on September 4, 2010

“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.


4 Responses to Are you a Carnivore?

  1. Abbie

    how bizarre

  2. Anne

    Definitely an interesting approach. And here in San Diego, the answer more times than not would be, “No, I’m a vegetarian.” or “I’m vegan!” so maybe it’s good that they cut their losses quickly and move on. Besides, what are you supposed to do with frozen meats while you walk the dog?!

  3. admin

    Anne – yeah – what are you supposed to with frozen meat while out on a walk – good point!

  4. Sock Runner

    LOL. It’s interesting yet weird asking someone types of questions like that. It was kind of freaky, too. Who knows what kind of meat they were about to sell you at that time, right? At least, they didn’t harass you or something.

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