Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - Update

What started out as an odd phone call has turned a bit frightening. Yesterday around lunchtime, the phone rang. A name and number showed up on the caller id, so I picked it up (I often don't if there is no number or name listed.) A woman said that she was from Central Plains of KS (I believe) and someone had entered my name into a drawing to win $500 worth of gas and groceries. The drawing would be held on Dec 20th, but my name was drawn for a daily giveaway. I won a bag and a free carpet cleaning in a room of my choice. I should have asked more questions, but I was a little dumbfounded and was tending to Olivia. . .so, I was only half-listening. I didn't want to appear ungrateful. I think she mentioned something about being in my area on Wednesday. Later that day, I started thinking about the whole thing and it seemed really fishy. What a convenient way to get into someone's house! I tried to find something about it online, but was unsuccessful, so I decided to call the number back. It rings, pauses and then clicks off.

Well, my husband (the protector) called the police department about it today and they called me to file a report. It seemed really fishy to them as well. Who knows. . .maybe it's legit, but I'll gladly give up a carpet cleaning to be on the safe side. If someone shows up at my house that I don't know, I'm supposed to call 911 (so if I don't know you, today would probably not be a good day to visit. . .heehee.) Anyway, doors are locked, phone is in hand and I say. . .bring it on! Just don't come and wake us up during naptime.

***They did show up this afternoon. I didn't answer the door and they soon left and pulled into a neighbor's house. Hmm. . .did they win a daily drawing too? What are the odds. . haha. I did call the police about it. Jeremy, it sounds like you were right. . .Kirby vacuum salesmen. I mean, I understand door to door salesman, but don't lie and con your way into people's houses! The last thing I need is some high pressure salesman pushing something on me. I'm not good at saying no because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. . .that's what husbands are for, right? Oh, and guess who rang the doorbell right in the middle of naptime? The police following up on my report. Arghhh. Interesting day. I enjoyed dinner tonight, however, with my friends. Thanks ladies!

8 comments:

Becky said...

Wow-creepy. Praying for your safety today!

Amanda said...

so, I shouldnt show up and visit today?! lol....hmmmm.... I called 911 on my brother once...in 4th grade...lol...he was locked out of the house...so he was banging on the door...and I thought he was a robber! lol...my mom didnt think it was funny...she about had a heart attack racing home from work, only to find my poor little brother on the front porch! lol..so... good luck! lol

Jeremy said...

Hey Jodi,

Jason's Brother here,

I heard a story from friend of mine of a similar situation and it turns out they were people from Kirby Vaccuums trying to sell vaccuum cleaners. This is a scam to try and get into your home to sell you a vaccuum. So don't answer your door!! They are very pushy salesmen!!

andreawilliams said...

i hear you! i don't care if i am being robbed, just dont do it during naptime!!!
did anyone ever show up?

Kerry said...

Yeah, sounds like a sales call to me. No cleaning service is worth losing out on nap time! Besides, they probably wouldn't be probably sanitized anyway!

Glad that Ryan is always ready to protect his girls!

Shea said...

Oh my goodness! That's scary! I would flip out!

Anonymous said...

The Kirby vacuum salepeople are evil. They showed up at our house one evening when Claire was 2 months old. They had "free" cookies and Banning took the cookies. Then they came back and stayed trying to convince us to buy until after 9 pm. I had a new baby, was exhausted and about to call the police. We got our phone bill the next month and they had asked to use our phone to call their boss to get us a good price. They were long distance calls! Of all the nerve. I will never let them in again. I usually close the door in their face.

Julie Hamlett

Kellars Mommy said...

Girl now days you can never be too safe! I'm glad that it was just a pesky salesperson and not someone trying to con you into letting them into your home..