Tonight a guy came to our door - dressed nicely in khakis and a tie. I would loved to have ignored him, but the baby was sleeping and the dog would have continued barking if I didn't go to the door...
His pitch was that he was homeless/jobless/in need of assistance, and if he signed up X number of households, he would earn a job (??). He told me that number of my neighbors had signed up and flashed some names/addresses at me. He first told me that I could sign up for up to 3 magazines and handed me his list of magazines and descriptions (the list was off of a printer...not sales/marketing style). When I told him I was not interested in getting a subscription, his next pitch was that I could pay $20 and that would purchase reading materials and distribute them to (not sure the term he used, but) those less fortunate and in need of reading materials. I told him that I wasn't interested and he responded, "But don't you want to help others? To help me get a job??"
Ugh - I HATE being put in this position. For some reason, I get flustered. I am interested in getting reading materials to those who do not have them, but not by this method. I HATE door-to-door sales people, and I HATE that I am home alone, but I LOVE that I have an 80 pound overly barky dog.
So, do you think this program legit? Of course I didn't get names.