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Damn kids

Every year we have random high school graduates (I think, anyway) wander through our building trying to get “points” towards some trip by selling overpriced magazine subscriptions. That’s the pitch anyway. It’s typically prefaced by the fact that they’re working on their public speaking or something, as well.

In any case, they’re annoying and I think it’s a scam. This year is different in that there’s a sign on the door to my building that says “no solicitation.” I, apparently naively, assumed that would be the end of them knocking on my door. Not so. When I mentioned the sign, he said “I didn’t know what that meant. I thought it was for the church people.” So clearly he noticed it and at least sort of knew what it meant. And let’s face it, I’d much rather be greeted by church folk than a salesman (as it stands, they just leave fliers on my door).

So, do kids really not know what solicitation means? That’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

Categories: Silliness
  1. July 29, 2008 at 4:12 am

    That’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

    Nope. Not at all.

  2. The Songspinner
    August 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    When I was a teen, I joined a ‘magazine crew’. We were driven to neighborhoods, dropped off, and told to go house to house selling subscriptions, telling people that we were earning money for a class trip, college money, etc. It was a total scam and when I caught on, I quit.
    So I see this is still going on?

  3. August 1, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I guess so, that sounds exactly like what the two or three kids I’ve encountered are doing.

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