Wednesday, May 21, 2008

False Security and Kindergarten Kaliedascope

Last night I had Stamp Club at my place. I love getting together with the girls and teaching new techniques. Anyway, last night we were set up in the living room because American Idol was on. There was a knock on the door and at the door was a door to door salesman from Titan Alarm Systems. Since I was busy with my stamp club, I had Dave talk to the salesman. They went in the Kitchen to talk. The guy was here for about an hour or longer and Dave signed up to get an Alarm system. When everyone left from my Stamp Club I said to Dave "What have you done?" He asked me if I wanted an Alarm system and I said "no, any extra money we have which isn't much need to go for a car payment to buy a van." He called the guy up and left a message telling him not to cash the check and that we wanted to cancel. The guy called back around 10:00 p.m. He was still in the neighborhood and wanted to come over.


He comes over and for 1/2 hour he tries to convince me to get an Alarm system. Dave told him I was the budgeter in the family. He triest to "Scare" me into getting an alarm system by telling me a bunch of stories of break in's. I kept telling him that we didn't have a lot of extra money and that what extra money we had we needed to have for a car payment. He made a comment about not being able to get a navigation system in the car. I'm thinking you are way off buddy! We can probably only afford a $150 a month car payment. We are not going to be getting a new car and I don't want that amount to drop to $110 because we have an Alarm System! The more he tried to talk me into it the madder I got. I was sitting at one end of the couch and Dave was sitting at the other end and the contract was in the middle of the couch. I was so fed up with this guy that I took the contract and ripped it in half and said "Does this make it any clearer for you." I think he finally got the message. I went into the Kitchen, he gave the check back to Dave and he left. Hallelujah!!! I was shaking and my insides were boiling and it took probably 15 minutes to feel back to normal.


Now onto a happier subject. A week ago they had Kindergarten Kaliedascope at Landon's school. I got to go to his school and they had different centers. Some of them included cutting out pictures and matching them to the correct beggining letter, Coloring food pictures and making a healthy meal, and decorating tree pictures for the different seasons (like with cotton balls for winter). They also had to make different patterns. It was fun to see things that Landon has learned in Kindergarten. Then we got to eat lunch in the cafeteria. Landon got a lunch number that he will have until he graduates from high school and he had to punch that in to get his lunch. For lunch they had corn dogs, smiley face fries, apple, and a rice krispie treat. We both had Chocolate milk to drink. It was pretty fun. Here are a few pictures of the day!

9 comments:

Tonii said...

I LOVE that you ripped up the contract!! That is freakin hilarious! You go girl ;)

rsheedy said...

I'm with you on the security system thing. I had some dude try to sell me one right after I moved into my current house, and they really won't take no for an answer! So rude.

em said...

I'm glad you got out of it. I was worried for you last night.

Smiley Family said...

Way to go Em!! Although, I still can't believe that Dave signed up without consulting you in the first place (sorry Dave, but come on!).

As for your fun day with Landon, how fun! I still can't believe that little guy is in kindergarten! I just love him, and he was probably thrilled to have you there with him.

All About M.E.('s) said...

That is hilarious! Good job sticking to your guns. I hate pushy salesmen. Marty is much more of a sucker than I am when it comes to salesmen, so I ALWAYS have to be the tough one. However, Marty is sitting right next to me and says 'that is pure bologne'. Whatever. It's true.

whitney said...

Yay! for you for standing up to that obnoxious salesman. I can't believe he insisted on coming back at 10:00 at night and then stayed for another half hour. How rude!

Mark N. said...

yeah, I've got issues with salesmen

The Wright's said...

You go girl! I'm gonna remember that one - pretty smart comment!

marci and josh said...

I am so glad you found our blog, its fun to find people you know. Your kids are way cute, I can't believe how big your baby is. It doesn't seem like you've been gone that long. Where are you living now?
Marci
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