So this young kid rings my doorbell.
So there was a ring at my door this evening and I answered it. Standing before me was a Latino kid that couldn't have been older than 13. Now I've had solicitors before but none this young and none this good -- this kid was a SMOOOOOOOTH talker.
Kid: Hey man, how's it going my brown brother? (brown brother wtf! I'm Asian!). Doing good? Allright! (he reaches out to do one of those hip African American handshakes which I decline). I'm not here to sell you a vacuum cleaner! I'm sure you have plenty of those!
Me: Are you asking for a donation?
Kid: No, no, no donations (a lie!)! I'm just hear to talk about a good cause. You've seen those commercials on TV about Save the Children about those less fortunate than us. Y'know, kids from countries where they have no Xbox, iphone, TV and all that. Here's a picture of Fabian ____ from Columbia (I can't remember the last name but he accentuated it with a Latino accent). (he then reaches for a pamphlet to show me).
The kid was so smooth and outgoing he actually made me laugh. I was very impressed esp considering his age. I then politely told him no thx but did point out that he was a really good salesman. Not only was he confident throughout his pitch, he managed a super upbeat attitude as I was standing there smirking. Door-to-door sales are the absolute hardest type of sales and this kid put on a stellar performance. I can certainly appreciate the salesmanship as I used to cold call CEOs of mid to large corporations for an investment bank searching for deals.
"No donation? Allright no problem! Have a nice evening, brother!"
The kid's got a bright future and he's gonna make a lot of money.