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It's still the season to receive canvassers (and yet I continue to answer the door) [Oct. 8th, 2010|07:28 pm]
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And yet again, it wasn't what I expected it.

This time it was a slender young blonde woman, telling me she didn't want to take up too much of my time.

All right, I said, "What are you selling?"

Turns out she was selling music. A CD called, "Love Is A Promise Whispering Goodbye", and the woman was a member of the band, Your Favorite Enemies. From Montreal, she said.

We talked briefly. She told me they had canvassed "all of Quebec", and most of Ottawa, Kingston and other central Canadian towns, "since July".

Ten bucks in my current situation kind of hurts, but in the end, how could I say "no?"

I couldn't. I hope it's a good record, and I imagine I'll be reporting on it soonish.

(Cross-posted from Edifice Rex Online.)

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[User Picture]From: abomvubuso
2010-10-09 09:08 am (UTC)
Thats the magic spell of blondes, yeah ^__^
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-10-09 10:26 pm (UTC)

Well ... maybe

I'd like to say with assurance that I'd have done the same if the vendor had been a burly brunette with a cop-stache, but the truth is I'm not sure that I would have.
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[User Picture]From: talktooloose
2010-10-09 09:29 pm (UTC)
I had a guy at my door the other week, peddling his book, "The Zen of Paddling" which was about canoes, not BDSM. He told me he was from Newfoundland where door-to-door is a recognized way to get your book into people's hands.

I did not buy it, mostly because I'm trying to empty shelves these days, not fill them.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-10-09 10:28 pm (UTC)

Sounds like a better idea the more I think on it

With the state of the book business these days, why not try door-to-door.

I actually contemplated it back in the day when I was trying to peddle a print-zine, but my Inner Chickenshit put the kibosh on that fantasy pretty quick. Going table-to-table at bars was hard enough on me.
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[User Picture]From: talktooloose
2010-10-09 10:52 pm (UTC)

Re: Sounds like a better idea the more I think on it

Remember Crad Kilodney?
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-10-11 04:03 am (UTC)

Re: Sounds like a better idea the more I think on it

Holy moly, that name takes me back. Not sure if I ever met him (I think I did, but couldn't pick him out of a line-up today, so maybe he was just in the air), but I was aware of him at least. Now that you mention it, he might even have been an inspiration when I gave selling the zine on the street and in bars a (not-very-good) go.
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