Nov 6, 2008
Door to Door Sales People
In Japan, Door to Door Sales are still common. The Door to Door Sales people are always so kind and patient. They are out there rain or shine, so I try to be kind. I usually just nod and answer with a polite refusal. If someone comes to my door selling newspaper subscriptions, it's easy to say "No". I am not a newspaper reader. Would I like to join their group? Another easy "No". Would I like to sign up for their service? Let me just say, "No".
When it comes to food sales reps though, I can't form that same one syllable word. Instead, my pupils dilate as I peruse their basket of goodies or the menu in hand. And without hesitation, I have committed to a weekly delivery of food. It wouldn't be so bad, except that, it means I have to be home at the decided time. Also, it puts a dent in my budget because I just end up over-spending. I wish I could say "No Thank You" as easily as I can write it. A couple of months ago, I ended the food delivery account with Yakult.
Today, as I was finishing up my recent Print listing for my Gallery Juana.etsy shop, the doorbell rang. Oh, I was excited because I thought it might be the mailman with my latest etsy purchase. My next thought was, egad, I look a mess! I opened the door to find the Yakult sales rep. She had a free drink for me and several fliers with up-coming sales. I was thinking I really don't have the money to do this. Oh, but these delicious drinks are on sale! So the delivery is set for next week and the following week. I am hopeless.
Posted by Gallery Juana