Archive for April 14th, 2009

There’s Something in the Water

images-4.jpegI’ve learned my lesson.

Never let a stranger into your home. Especially a stranger who told you,

“We want to give you a free gift! Can we bring it by your house and give you a quick demonstration of our product?” 

A free gift? Cool!

In my 22 years of life you think I would’ve learned by now that nothing is free! And indeed it wasn’t. It cost me 2 hours (count ‘em T-W-O hours of my time!) Quick demonstration my booty!

This woman knew all the tricks. She pulled out her briefcase and went to work, turning my kitchen into a science lab. I learned all I’ve ever wanted to know about water purification. She showed me what I was drinking through the tap: a cloudy vile that looked more like toilet paper water than drinking water.

She explained how much money I could be saving in soaps, detergents, shampoos and other products if I had softer water. She showed me through her flip charts that drinking MY water might cause cancer! She then told me how much her water purifier cost:

12,000 Twelve THOUSAND dollars???? Are you kidding me!

“But think of the money you could be saving!”

Lesson learned. Never let a stranger into your home. Especially a stranger trying to sell something.

Have you ever experienced something like this? How do you handle pushy sales people? 

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