Sunday 21 October 2007

Multi Level Marketing

This weekend’s big project was foisting consumer goods on innocent civilians. That is, selling popcorn for the Cub Scouts. This year we have both Corwin and Charles we have to sell twice as much as last year.

We went out for several hours last Sunday to cover our neighborhood. Unfortunately, Matt is also now a Cub Scout so we had to split the neighborhood. That wasn’t so bad because we were already doomed to go wandering the mean streets peddling our wares so it was just a little bit more.

It was slow but not too bad. Charles was able to memorize his little spiel, although I was unable to convince him to look at the victims potential customers with big blue puppy dog eyes. Charles also kept careful track of how many sales we had made and how many we had left to fill up our sheet. Corwin was somewhat indifferent, instead trying to determine how much longer / many houses until we could go home. I took the boys out together last weekend but this weekend I had to do the entire run, trading off boys now and then to keep the complaining minimized. At least the weather was very nice.

P.S. We saw a lot of dead birds while we were out, 3 with Corwin and another with Charles. One of them was still cheeping and twitching, which rattled Corwin a bit. I don’t know if that’s seasonal or we were just unlucky.

Posted by Dad about Boys at 19:46 | Ping URL

Yuck…dead birds. What kind of nasty bird-killing germs are in your neighborhood?

Posted by: Deborah on 22 October 2007 at 22:36

Actually all the dead birds were in the foreign neighborhoods. You’re lucky we were tired or I would have dropped the boys by your house too.

Posted by: Dad on 23 October 2007 at 07:57
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