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Did I overreact? by kazzzz on 18 July 2007 10:58am
 
I had a knock on the door today, it was a guy handing out vouchers to get your carpet cleaned at a discount. I don't need them cleaned and wasn't interested and politely declined. He then tried to open the wire door and poke the paper in, and I said I didn't want him opening it. He then became very annoyed and told me that if I didn't accept it and give him my name (???) he wouldn't get paid!!! I told him that he was being very invasive and shut the door and I could then hear him being abusive.
Now, I don't know about you, but I wasn't too happy. He was wearing some dodgy cardboard home made "ID" I sooo wish I had the number for the company!!!
How rude was that????? It was worse than a telemarketer.
 
Re: Did I overreact? by johnnythemonkey on 18 July 2007 11:02am
 
In Scotland, we would have invited the guy in for a cuppa. Australians are so rude. They never reply appropiately to anyone.
 
Re: Did I overreact? by johnnythemonkey on 18 July 2007 11:03am
 
And your carpets are bogging!
 
Re: Did I overreact? by kazzzz on 18 July 2007 11:05am
 
Typical
 
Re: Did I overreact? by johnnythemonkey on 18 July 2007 11:10am
 
Well let the guy clean them !

Btw, was just on the phone to Melbourne. My sis in law was cooking dinner. She called me 'A big spunk'. Is that good, or even appropriate from her ?
 
Re: Did I overreact? by geordiegirl on 18 July 2007 11:25am
 
That's awful,Karen. I try to feel sorry for these guys who have that sort of thing as their job but you shouldn't have that intrusion forced on you, ever.
Next time, ask him if he's heard of government retraining schemes
 
Re: Did I overreact? by kazzzz on 18 July 2007 11:30am
 
It was a bit confronting, yes. Being 7 months pregnant I am a bit "territorial" at the moment anyway, but I thought he really pushed it a bit.
 
Re: Did I overreact? by johnnythemonkey on 18 July 2007 11:33am
 
Territorial ? What is that PC for ? ( almost included my own conclusions ;))
 
Re: Did I overreact? by peripatetically on 18 July 2007 1:34pm
 
Kaz, you were right to keep him out and he was absolutely rude and out of line insisting on personal information from you. Not only that, with only a simple paper handmade ID, it would alert me immediately that he could possibly be a criminal. I never let anyone in the door I don't know. Always insist on the proper official" ID even when it seems safe. Official ID is willingly offered and if it isn't, watch out! One's safety is the first rule here. In fact, a sad commentary for current times, but one is advised to never open the door until you are 100% sure you know with whom you are dealing. Sometimes Isimply ask who's there without opening the inside door too.
So, Kaz, you did the right thing. Too many scam artists are out there and your safety is a priority. This advice also goes for men too, not just the ladies!!!!!!
 
Re: Did I overreact? by johnnythemonkey on 18 July 2007 1:48pm
 
Pffffft. I feel sorry for the guy. He was only trying to do his job. I think Karen would be quite scary to the man.
 
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