Yesterday, about 3:15, an Iowa steak company driver pushed open my front door. No knock, no nothing. When one of our dogs began barking and charging through the house to attack him, he began to shout "Hello, I'm just in the neighborhood offering great deals on select cuts of meat."
Phone in one hand and growling, snarling, 100lb dog in the other, I ask him what the hell was he thinking just opening my front door like that, and he again begins his script about quality cuts of meat. I then tell him we don't purchase meat off trucks in the neighborhood and asked him if he had a solicitors license for the City of UP and he then muttered something under his breath, and said
"Don't you buy meat in the grocery, that (expletive) comes off a semi-truck, dummy". I then told him to get off my property and I'm calling the police. (My Credit Union was on the phone with me listening to this man, and offering to call for me at the same time)
As he was leaving, he had a woman in the front seat of the pickup with him, and she was flipping me off and making gestures of a crying baby, rubbing her eyes. They backed out of the driveway, almost colliding with another vehicle, and then sped off.
I called the number on the truck and reported them, and the woman who answered indicated to me the man shouldn't have been in our neighborhood in the first place. I informed her the next time he pushes his way through my front door, he will be greeted by all 4 of my dogs, rather than just one that I'm holding back, and quite possibly a Smith and Wesson.
These door-to-door steak salesmen have become far too aggressive for the likes of University Place. I want to make sure the neighbors are aware, and on guard for these types.
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