Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just say "NO"

Once upon a time there was a man and his wife. They lived in a town where they were bombarded with solicitors. Every spring they did not look forward to the very pushy, albeit, nice southern salesmen that would come a knockin' door to door trying to get you to buy their cleaner. One day there was a knock at the door. It's was a polite salesman asking the very kind wife to buy a forty dollar bottle of this all purpose, non toxic, long lasting, amazing smelling, {did I mention} forty dollar cleaner. The nice wife had a hard time turning down the equally nice salesman, but she remembered that her husband had told her time after time to just say "no" in any situation like that no matter how charming and complimentary they were because they are just lying and looking to make money off your ability to not being able to tell someone "no". So, as kindly as she could, the beautiful wife {felt that she needed to} explained that due to them being poor with kids and schooling, that she could not buy this amazing life changing miracle cleaner and she sadly said "no". That night when the wife told the husband what happened, the husband was happy and told the wife that it really wasn't all that bad to say "no", right? The wife was just relieved that she wouldn't have to deal with that for another year and was able to squeak out a "no".

Flash forward to the next year. This year. 

Beautiful loving kind wife is in the kitchen making dinner when she hears the familiar script of the amazing, must-have-liquid-gold-in-a-bottle-that-never-runs-out, safe-to-even-spray-in-your-mouth-cleaner coming from outside. She lets husband continue to deal with salesman because she knows it's easier for him to just say "no". In walks husband...with a strange man speaking in a twangy accent. "Hello Ma'am" salesman says. He turns to husband and says {no lie}, "This has gotta be your younger sisterr, raght?"

Husband realizes that saying "no" is harder than he thought.

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Husband is now the proud owner of this melt-your-heart-because-it's-so-amazing-best-forty-dollars-you-will-ever-spend-cleaner.


Wife still does not own such a product because she in fact, can just say "no".

The end.

4 comments:

Mindy said...

Hahaha! Great story! :) What a sucker. ;)

Ginger said...

FORTY dollars??! Tyler will be so disappointed in Luke. Lol.

Karina said...

im dying over this post because this is SOOOO RYAN!!! haha!!! i just dont answer the door.... its easier that way :)

Marco y Haydee said...

love it!! Love the way you told the story =)