boynton was soaking up the glorious Spring sunshine in the back yard this afternoon - noticing the sky-writing etching some white noise into the blue, when the doorbell rang. Half expecting a friend, boynton was surprised to see a little girl on the other side of the gate. Half expecting the Primary School sponsorship spiel of walkathon or readathon or giant chocolate frogs, she was almost half heading into the house for some gold coins when the girl launched into her real spiel.
We're offering you the new Optus at Home package...
(this is bizarre) No no no ... We're quite happy with what we've got thanks...
Can I ask you why?
(this is so bizarre to be talking business with a spruiking child on a saturday that boynton's absurd reflex kicked in and she almost ran with it)
We're quite happy with what we've got, thanks...
And the little girl with a clipboard disappeared down the street. a canine chorus in her wake.
Comments: kids today
Eesh. We've had our door knocked on by people trying to sell us stuff, but never have the phone companies used children to shill their wares to us.
Have you ever had Jehovah's Witnesses knock on your door at 9.30 on a Saturday morning to talk to you about invasion of privacy? THAT is the height of irony.
Posted by James Russell at September 20, 2003 07:20 PM
Ye gods. You seem to attract that sort of person though James. Is there some sort of Satanic ambiance emenating from your abode?
Posted by Scott Wickstein at September 21, 2003 11:00 AM
yeah - I hope it's not the start of a new trend...where will it all end...babies babbling?
If they tried a door-to-door labrador of course they might have more luck with me.
And James we used to get the JWs on Christmas morning. Just another day for them apparently.
Posted by boynton at September 21, 2003 11:16 AM
Christmas morning means it is just one more sleep to the Boxing Day Test!
Might even head to Melbourne for that one. Tis possible.
Posted by Scott Wickstein at September 21, 2003 01:42 PM
I once had a hippy come to my front door in Struggletown and ask if I wanted to subscribe to Foxtel. I was so surprised that a hippy would be selling subscriptions to evil multinationals that I said yes. He nearly fell over. He didn't know how to fill in the forms.
Posted by Cable Hippy at September 21, 2003 04:30 PM