Friday, 15 August 2008

Trouble Glazing

There was a knock on the door from a couple of likely lads this evening. I didn't have the energy to explain why I couldn't trust a cold-calling scruffy 14-year old in an England rugby top enough to commission his unnamed company to install UPVC windows here at Worcester Park towers.

Instead I politely declined his professional services and bade him goodnight.

Sounds like I had a lucky escape - according to this BBC News report one Worcester Park couple had a good deal more difficulty getting rid of their salesman.

You have been warned!

13 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Long Fella said...

i had the same youth knock on my door by the sound of it, flashed a badge which was supposed to make him look official, asked if i wanted double glazing then claimed my facias were rotten, made american rapper arm and hand movements as he spoke so after not listeneing to my 'no thanks' twice I eyeballed him until he got the message. I imagine elderly people would be intimidated by such in yer face oiks.

Stephan said...

I used to have a mental chocolate labrador. He'd go for anyone he didn't know who knocked at the door. I used to love listening to people trying to sell me something whilst a large brown dog with a studded leather collar was straining to savage them and barking his head off / foaming at the mouth. It really puts them off their thread. Jehovah Witnesses were the funniest.

Ahh happy days....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Worcester Park, is a "brilliant" place to live, innit?
Only a matter of time till the Chav won't wait for permission to enter your house and will kick your door in.

Stephan said...

I really don't get where all these "chavs" are supposed to be. Personally I get very few door to door salesmen of any kind (and lets be honest, you get these everywhere) and aside from the occasional groups on the high st wp is relatively chav-free especially compared to the surrounding area's of sutton / cheam / tolworth etc.

Mr WPB I think you have a lot to answer for!! Are you one of these old fella's who writes to the guardian every week about the loss of society...

"Dear Guardian, whilst walking down central avenue I saw a young person! And he was wearing a hood! And he had a dog! Where will this all end? You'd have never have seen this kind of blatent disrepect in my day.

Yours grumpily,
Mr Ivor Nolyfe"

Ok that was probably harsh but I just don't see these huge posse's of unruly young persons that are supposed to be everywhere!

P.S. Good tip for door to door salesmen for any kind of building work / window replacement etc - Learn this simple phrase: "We're tennants" Works every time.....

rocky said...

unfortunately your either blind stupid, or a chav yourself and thats why you cant see them - may I suggest you try the local haunts 1)Kingfish, 2)KFC, 3)Marks and Spencer car park 4)The hamptons hill or park 5)Green Lane

P.S. good use of the old monty python letter gag in your post

P.P.S good use of P.S. aswell!!

thePedant said...

Dear Rocky

You've made a very basic error in your message. We don't say "your either blind stupid" that would indicate a noun was to follow. The correct way to express what you were trying (badly) to say, is "you are" or to abbreviate that you could use "you're". And as far the standard of spelling in most of the messages, no wonder Worcester Park is in a fine mess.

Anonymous said...

How many times did you check that before posting it?
There are also other corrections you could have pointed out in Rocky's comment, I am disappointed that you didn't!

The Parkerilla said...

Anyone who thinks WP has a chav problem has obviously never been to Peterborough...... or Sutton high street for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Sutton is the pits, especially down the Asda end. It is full of fat people, eating in the street, who are too lazy to walk up the high st. They are like beached whales, albeit not so graceful, once down the high stuck there forever.

MiddleagedKnob from the Hamptons said...

No double glazing selling thugs need call at the Hamptons, our houses are perfect already. No rot or crappy windows in here.

Anonymous said...

The Hamptons...

No need for double glazing salesmen but supermarket trolley removers would be appreciated.

There's no need to label salesmen Chavs, etc. Some are honest and keen to make a living, even if that means door-to-door tactics (it's a job after all). Yes, they may be a nuisance. Doubt they're claiming lots of benefit money and making the place look a tip though.

Why the supermarket trolley? After all, there appear to be a disproportionate number of cars per household on the Hamptons council estate.

rocky said...

Many thanks to "The Pedant" for pointing out my terrible use of grammar - i apologise to the distress this must have caused everyone and will strive to be more of a cunning linguist in the future.

Anonymous said...

No need you already sound like a cupid stunt.

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