You know, the guy at the door who has the great deal on the hydro and makes it sound like you are going to save a fortune if you sign up with him. All good sense about door to door deals and “if it sounds too good too be true it likely is” goes out the window when you are confronted by these “slickters”.
Thank goodness Bee has a sensible sister in law who works for the Hydro company and was able to show us all that is wrong with the pitch. She took the time to figure out what it would cost us to stay with these guys and sat us down to show us last night. Also thank goodness that we had two weeks to cancel and that is done.
I used to trust door to door salespeople. There were lots of them. The Fuller Brush Man, the Beauty Councillor Lady, the Insurance Man. They were people we knew who lived on a street that we knew and they had no intention of taking anyone for a ride. Maybe that is why my generation is so easy to con sometimes. We have this strange trust for people who have a good story.
Last year it was the driveway guys and before that a hot water heater salesman. We really got taken for ride on that one. Too long a story but suffice to say that National and Reliance are not as wonderful as they like people to believe.
I think perhaps we have learned our lesson this time.