Thursday, October 04, 2007

Helpful Tip

I've learned something and I will share it with you.

If you want to quickly get rid of a [Kirby salesman/magazine subscription kid/Mormon], the quickest and easiest way to do it is to tell them you have three boys, all under the age of four, and that they are ALL sleeping, and because of this you simply do not have time/energy to [have your floors cleaned/give out credit card info/hear about Mormon scriptures] at the moment.

Works like a charm. They act startled at first, then impressed (that always amuses me, as there is nothing impressive about it!), and then they lower their voices considerably as they apologize, and then they are gone, as suddenly as they appeared.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Better yet...prompt all children in the house to start wailing at the top of their lungs just as you are about to open the door. A naked 3 year old running by the door is an added bonus.

Kerrie said...

Ami, getting 3 boys to sleep at the same time in the afteroon is totally impressive! ;-)

sheryl said...

Chad says a magabooker wonuldn't leave with that they would tell you they have a book to help you put them to sleep daily.;)