Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fried Chicken

November 29th, Somewhere in VA

C- "So, tell me guy, honestly. Will this pan thing explode if I, say, fry chicken in this shit, huh?"
Me- (Trying to be as straight faced and genuine as I can) "Explode, no. You can fry in this cookware, sir."
C- "Seriously, 'cause other shit I have is like, exploding grease in my face. Exploding, guy!" (Makes a gesture with his arms and laughs, eyes wide.)
Me- "Unless you're stuffing the chicken with ice...I don't think so. Why don't you take a set home and try it out?"
C- "Guy, that's HILARIOUS...shit, shit, I may have been frying frozen chickens...shit! Wait I think I was!"
(Laughs so hard a crowd forms, and they wait as if I'm about to say another joke.)

Thursday, November 6, 2008


November 6th, Somewhere in MD

C- (Woman in wheelchair, rolling by and not stopping) "Got anything for me?"
Me- "Sure. Come on over." (I motion her to come back in front of the booth)
C- "Free? I don't wanna buy nothin'."
Me- "Yeah, of, it's a kitchen gadget, and I'll show you how to make these neat decorations with it." (I point to some fruit I demonstrated earlier)
C- "Yippee." (Unenthusiastically) "I'm so excited I can feel my legs again."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Technical Question

November 2nd, Somewhere in MD

C- (The woman in front of me seems frazled, but willing to buy.) "OK, this may sound completely crazy, but, like, what if a pan gets dropped out of a 10 story window?"
Me-(Smiling) "Seriously? Wow, I've never..."
C- (Interupts me) "Don't laugh. My son drops my kitchen and bathroom stuff out of the window. I just bought a set of [Cookware] from [Store] last year and he drops the small ones out to try and hit the birds and squirrels."
Me- (Still smiling) "They're not designed for that."
C- "If something like that happens, will the company honor the warranty?"

Saturday, November 1, 2008


October 31st, Somewhere in MD

C-(Listens to my presentation, nods when I discuss the pricing, and pauses for about 30 seconds with his hand on the back of his neck) "Question. Do they make any of these that fold in half?"