Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Knock at the Door

In our neighborhood it is fairly common to hear a knock at the door.  It could be the neighbor kids wanting to walk our obese dog, a neighbor bringing back said obese dog, neighbors bringing over pies (seriously!) or the not as nice door-to-door salesman.  Since our front window is so big, it is rather obvious that we are home. I always open the door (a little) to acknowledge how is knocking. This week I had a rather startling guest at the door.

KCPQ 13 news reporter, Dana Rebik.

I have recently started looking out the dining room window to see who is at the door. When I looked I saw a well dressed woman and a not so well dressed man with a large camera.  Uh-oh, I thought, I am pretty sure I know what this is about.

We have had a very pushy salesman in our neighborhood that is causing some concern among people.  I know this because I had a visit from this man, and I also am a faithful reader of our neighborhood blog.  Sure enough, I opened the door and was asked if I had any information about this salesman and/or an experience with him. I replied in the affirmative and then I was asked if they could ask me some questions.

Sure, I said, as I quickly handed the half eaten cracker w/cheese to my son. I looked up and into a very large camera.  Dana simply asked me to retell the experience I had. I did and then when it was finished they asked to take some "realistic" shots of the boys to prove that I was a mom.  As I led them through my very dirty house, I was thinking, man I wish this had been a hair washing day.

After about 30 minutes they left and I thought no big deal. Until that night when I watched the 5:00 news, and this was the lead story:

Really wished I had put on lipstick before I answered the door.
Also, love the expression on my face when the video freezes. Classy.

video courtesy of KCPQ 13


Jen said...

Love it! :)

Marilee said...

HAH! That's awesome. Moral of the story, put on some lipstick before answering the door to the TV reporter? :) And I love the "realistic shots" of the boys playing.