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to not give a double glazing salesman a glass of water

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sallystrawberry Fri 17-Aug-07 13:12:13

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scorpio1 Fri 17-Aug-07 13:13:36

i think you did the right thing.

diplodocus Fri 17-Aug-07 13:14:32

Sounds really odd to me - are you sure he was a salesman and not a scammer? Think you made the right decision.

NAB3 Fri 17-Aug-07 13:14:57

You def did the right thing. I would find out which firm he is from and ring and check he is who he says he is. I am sure it isn't normal practice to ask householders for drinks.

Scoobi6 Fri 17-Aug-07 13:15:25

you def did the right thing. Weird that there were other blokes outside waiting for him, who knows what they were really up to.

mawbroon Fri 17-Aug-07 13:21:22

Does sound very odd to me. Very odd indeed. Could be that when you're getting the water, the others come in and empty the place, you just never know.


sallystrawberry Fri 17-Aug-07 13:21:36

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saralou Fri 17-Aug-07 13:22:52

you defiitely did the right thing... dp is diect salesman and this is not how they work

particularly the other men outside and the loitering around... if they were proper salesmen, they would move on quickly, no wasting time when you gotta get the next deal.

dp regularly pops home to grab a drink and go to the loo... you don't ask for a drink before your in the door

ChippyMinton Fri 17-Aug-07 13:23:59

A couple of weeks ago we also a had a bunch of teenagers doorknocking and offereing doubleglazing. I thought it was odd.

DoubleBluff Fri 17-Aug-07 13:24:40

You were right not to to do that.
Sounds very dodgy and must have been intimidating for you.

nailpolish Fri 17-Aug-07 13:31:29

sally, i would evne think about phoning th epolice

imagine if you had been a vulnerable pensioner

if its happened to you they might be targeting your whole area

muppetgirl Fri 17-Aug-07 13:35:45

I would phone the police (information line) to tell them what had happened. Thye will probably tell you that this has happened before.

You definately did the right thing, I don't let anyone in unless they have an appointment and/or they have id (gas electric etc)

Bewilderbeast Fri 17-Aug-07 14:11:41

it sounds like and attempt at distraction burglary to be honest.Definately call the police

MellowMa Fri 17-Aug-07 14:13:25

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Hulababy Fri 17-Aug-07 14:13:52

You definitely did the right thing. All sounds very odd.

Christie Fri 17-Aug-07 14:26:51

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greenday Fri 17-Aug-07 14:38:33

Definitely did the right thing.
Safety issue aside, the last time we let a double galzing man into our flat and gave him a cup of tea, he stayed till 11pm, denied us of our dinner, and argued with us when we refused to commit to any contract before thinking over it. Never again!

mm22bys Fri 17-Aug-07 14:53:55

YWNU. Sounds creepy to me...

wulfricsmummy Fri 17-Aug-07 15:07:45

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BBBee Fri 17-Aug-07 15:11:17

tbh though I don't think potential burgulars do much hanging around outside either.

I would have done the same as you but think he was unprofessionla rather tahn planing to rape and pillage.

mummytoamonkey Fri 17-Aug-07 15:18:45

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beansprout Fri 17-Aug-07 15:20:26

I would contact the police, it definitely sounds dodgy. For the sake of a phone call you could really help out someone who is a bit too trusting.

Cappuccino Fri 17-Aug-07 15:20:35

this is a popular one for door to door scammers

when I was a journo they were always knocking on old biddies doors and asking for drinks

trixymalixy Fri 17-Aug-07 15:31:40

deffo phone the police!!! Sounds really dodgy to me.

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