...I get the pleasure of answering the door during the day like the world's ugliest housewife. And most often, even though it's 2013, it's door to door salesmen that have come a-knockin'. But I don't find it annoying. No, I actually find it quite amusing. Because no matter what they're selling, it's like they just don't understand how unnecessary their job is.
Like this guy...
I mean, if I really wanted a magazine I'd just get one at the store. Or online. Or, you know, I'd just find that particular piece of information online... for free.
And let's not forget the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. Now I'll admit, the Girl Scout cookies are unique, but if I want those bad enough, I'll go find a gaggle of them outside of a grocery store and buy a box. I don't need you bothering me at home. As for the Boy Scouts, on the other hand... they just plain got fucked over on that one.
And yes, I know, the whole point would be that it's supporting the Boy Scouts of America and blah blah blah. But you know, I was in the Boy Scouts when I was a kid (so was Brandon). Now look at me. An unemployed writer answering the door in his underwear, talking to some 5 year old boy about popcorn. You think that kid needs to end up like me? If anything, I should be a public service announcement AGAINST being in the Boy Scouts.
Or what about fundraisers? If I want to donate to some charity, I'm going to research it (to see if it's legit and where the money goes) and do it myself. I'm not going to give money to some random stranger knocking on my door, who could be doing God-only-knows with that money.
And I don't know about you, but I can't see ANYONE who would buy breast cancer from a breast cancer salesman.
But really, though, whether it's cookies or popcorn or magazines or even just some Christians trying to sell me their particular sect of Christianity (mine, of course, being wrong), I have no desire to buy anything from someone knocking on my door. And in an age where I can have pretty much anything delivered to my lazy ass for free, or I can drive to Wal-Mart across the street, or I can look up a wealth of knowledge online, why would I even need their services?
In the year 2013, how do door to door salesmen thrive? Have you bought anything from a door to door salesman recently?
Cheers and stay classy, friends,
Bryan and Brandon
Music: The Boxer Rebellion