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afternoon giggles with solicitor

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by majorcatfish, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019
    majorcatfish

    majorcatfish Garden Master

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    to start with theres a couple signs at the end of our driveway .thats say no solicitors..... private property no trespassing..

    was sitting at the computer desk, herd a faint knock of course the girls went into bark mode. put them outside opened the front door, there stands 2 young men with att badges...
    oh boy am i going to have fun with them......
    the girls are just barking..one young man said you have your alarm system working!!!!
    yup there good girls the lab is a retired dea drug dog the other stay your distance she bit her handler from the Federal marshals office in greensboro... <of course this was my story>
    they started with saying that we are lucky that att has installed fiber optic cable down our road and if we want to sign up and have great savings...
    well you have my ear how much a month and i'm not talking about the introduction price...
    how does 230.00 a month sound?
    i think thats more that we our paying now, but would have to double check with the wife to see if it's worth switching..
    can she come to the door...
    not right now she is out at the gun range getting her certificate..

    well with the att fiber optic we can beat your provider...
    um when did att put cable underground here?.....<no one have installed any fiber in the city,as of yet>

    oh the hook is set.........

    not long ago..
    sorry i'm not looking to downgrade to dsl...
    no this is fiber we just hooked up miss brown 2 houses over and she loves it....
    <thinking theres no mr/miss brown on this street>
    so the best you can offer is dsl.???
    no sir fiber we would hook you up to the nearest nod...
    and where is that at?

    can you hear the drag on the reel just screaming now.......

    at the end of the street....
    um you said they ran fiber down our road.?
    yes sir they did.!!
    nope there has been no work done on this road in 5 years and that was for gas and water... since i have you here att has been crossing the 30 foot easement to provide other houses as of now before anything is done, need you to remove these lines or is att willing to pay me royalty's for crossing my property the way i look at it att should give me free service... talk with your supervisor and see what you can come up with.....

    dang the reel is just smoking now...

    sir we are just contact labor to drum up sales for att we can not help you on that....
    just so you know the closest att fiber connection is in summerfield that 13 miles away, so all you would be offering me is dsl..!!!!!! when att does install fiber on our road then come see me....
    both of you have a wonderful day and by the way best you check those 2 signs at the driveway on the way out...
    closed the door......

    did not even get the net out on these 2 fish........love wasting their time ,so they dont waste others...





     
  2. Jun 11, 2019
    flowerbug

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    $230 a month! that's crazy talk...
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:29 AM
    baymule

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    Haha, when I was 18 I sold encylopedias door to door. I was pretty good at it. $230 a month? Oh boy, that is a super padded price, and I'll bet they would be happy to have you sign a contract and take the first payment. Scammers.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:05 AM
    Zeedman

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    I had much the same sign on my front door, "Absolutely no soliciting". Having found that to be insufficient ("I'm not selling, I just want to give you some information"), I have since added "No politics. No religion." Those who ignore the signs (and some drum up lame excuses for doing so) can expect to be treated rudely. I have little tolerance for those who feel they can invade my privacy against my expressed wishes to the contrary.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM
    baymule

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    Our house sits well off the road, whole place is fenced. There is a truck and trailer room deep offset 16’ gate that the dogs run to and bark. Something about a 100 pound dog with front paws on a gate he could easily jump over that discourages people........
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM
    Rhodie Ranch

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    You're a terrific fisherman, altho you didn't reel in the prize!!!! Buh by boys....
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:59 PM
    majorcatfish

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    yesterday evening dw comes home from work asked her how she did at the gun range....o_O?

    get out for your work clothes into comfy clothes and we go out to dinner and i will explain. ..she had a good giggle, glad you wasted their time... on the way back there they are walking along the highway...dang those gents sure covered some territory...
     
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  8. Jun 18, 2019 at 2:59 AM
    ducks4you

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    Those boys must have gotten their BA in Fashion Design and have lots of $college debt to be so brave. Give em Hell, "Harry!"
     

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