Friday, February 19, 2010

the return

Look who came back for more:

Please note that the crazy amounts of fiber seen here are normal for a wool rug that's less than a year old. IT'S NOT DIRT.
Ok, some of it is dirt. But not much.

It wasn't the same salesman (As you can probably tell by his sloppy placement of the dirt samples. He could learn a thing or two from the other guy). But I like that they seem to be making the rounds every year. As soon as Zach let him in the house (or I should say, was tricked into letting him in) I started pulling back the furniture so he could get to work on our wool rug. I'd been meaning to vacuum anyway. Why not just have someone else do it? I could do without all the shinanigans, but I guess that's the price you pay for not having to vacuum.

It's pretty much the same story as last time: Our house is dirty, the dirt is killing us, buy a Kirby or DIE.

Ok, maybe not quite that dramatic.

This guy was a lot nicer than the last. We even let him eat our leftovers from dinner. What can I say - we have a soft spot in our hearts for salesmen. The sad part was that despite my laughing and taking pictures through his whole sales pitch, he still truly thought we'd buy the vacuum. He really did. I don't know where salesmen come off thinking that when people say, "We don't have the money," they will magically find the money after an hour long sales pitch. Really? Ok, well I guess we didn't consider selling the car...

He had some good lines this time though. I really liked when he explained how we involuntarily sleep with our mouths open and the dust mites that live in our bed love to climb in our mouths at night and poop. That's why we have bad breath in the mornings. And that's also what "eye boogars" are. Sick huh? But $1000 didn't suddenly appear in my pocket after he said that. Otherwise I'd be the proud owner of a Kirby RIGHT NOW. Darnit.

This is my all time favorite picture of the night:

Here he's saying, "The fan blades here were actually developed by NASA and are totally bulletproof."
Now you're speaking my language!!! That's what I like to hear!! You wouldn't believe the vacuums we've had to trash after some of our "marital disputes."

This one I just liked because I think it's funny. I like to imagine him whistling and winking to show us how much he enjoys vacuuming with his Kirby:

Anywho. Not quite as exciting as last time. Although when he talked to his supervisor on the phone (to see if they could possibly go ANY lower on the price - mandatory salespitch proceedure) he explained that we really didn't like the last guy that was here and that he was pretty offensive. When he said that I did a quick charade of what the other guy looked like - big guy with glasses - and then he said "Yeah, she just described you....." I thought I'd laugh for hours. Classic.

FYI: The starting price for this particular Kirby is $2600. We got him down to $785 in a matter of 2 minutes. Just in case you were planning on getting one...


Shannon said...

It is pretty sad that I was excited to see that another kirby salesman visited you guys

Kristin, Scott, and Emily Mabb said...

Amazing. Two in less than 6 months. They are determined there in Salina!

Hey I was thinking we need to have a game night... you guys up for one?

maurine said...


Our House said...

Poor kid, he had no way of knowing what he stepped into with you guys. It's a shame (but inevitable and delightful) that our humor should be at his expense.

Tiffany-Joy Mo said...

So thats what a Kirby looks like. That's pretty funny. He is dressed like a king compared to the kirby salesmen we get. I love that you took pictures of him haha.

Danielle said...

Ha ha ha! I can't stop laughing. But I have a cold, so each chuckle turns into a cough. Thanks for the late night entertainment. You blog marvelously.

Jenn-Lee said...

ok so your posts are so fun to read. I am soooo a new regular reader. This one cracks me up. We almost had a demo in our home for a free 3 day vacation at the beach but it never happened. Good to know if I want one to try and beat your 2 min and $785 price. I am actually in need of a new vacuum right now too. Broke after just 3 months dang it! crap. Maybe I need a kirby.