As an introduction and precursor to selling discount cards (reusable-for-a-year cards with coupons printed on them) next week with the Boy Scouts, and also as a comfort for me (who will be camping the opening and prime selling week), I give you a description of the average door-to-door customers.
1. The Hispanic person who does not understand you and probably would not buy from you if they could understand you. (Hola, mi llama es Joanna. ¿Tú tienen gusto de comprar un poco de palomitas?)
2. The old lady who, for some reason, lives with several large, loud dogs. (She is also diabetic, so she cannot buy what you’re selling anyway.)
3. The man who explains that the neighborhood to which you have been selling has already been canvased. (He has two sons who are Eagle Scouts.)
4. The sports fan who has a large window without a shade from the front porch into their living room. He makes no attempt to open the door, but openly glances at the door and turns the volume on the TV up. (I can see you in there! come out with your hands up holding a checkbook and pen!) [Seriously, I have been tempted to leave a note on similar peoples’ doors.]
5. The person who buys as soon as you switch neighborhoods (They do not even mind that your brother is talking to their dog as you give your sale speech 😀 )
So, can I interest you in a discount card? Only ten dollars……….