My wife sells insurance products to businesses, which sometimes requires in-person “cold calls.”
She stopped in to a business today and asked the woman at the desk if she might speak with the manager.
“Didn’t you see the sign?” the woman asked.
“No. What did it say?”
Did I mention that at least one of the people in this conversation is not a native English speaker?
“I’m not a solicitator,” my wife said. “I’m here to help your business.”
Happy ending: She did get an appointment to speak with the manager, but she was still unhappy about one thing.
“Oh my god, I can’t believe she called me a solicitator . . .”