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I live in Goliad, down a dead end road, and was visited by the salesman described. He had an Illinois plate. I was very alarmed, we usually do not get salesman down this back road. He speed up our driveway. Knew our names and had a list of our neighbors names. I was wondering what kind of Salesman from Illinois would have all this personal information for small town Goliad. Seems to be pretty creepy to me. He also asked if we had something to drink, as if he wanted to come inside. Also we have a private property sign on next to our gate and he came on threw. I wish our law would check these people out, or ask them to leave the area since their presence is making their citizens so nervous.
Yesterday the article in the Victoria Advocate was almost saying "Get a rope" and some were all but calling these folks child molesters? Some times it helps to find the facts before you print the article, or in this case "story".
The names come from your neighbors. The one that came to my house was a very nice young man. He NEVER said he was working with the teachers or said anything about VISD. He did ask who my son's teacher was and that he had heard of her. That is just a marketing technique. I was not interested in the product so he just gave me a very short demo to make sure and he was on his way. He had a handwritten map of the street and I shared with him which houses had kids and which not to bother with.
Interesting that their sales pitch starts with "I am the one who is meeting with all the teachers and the parents in Victoria...."sure sounds like they are trying to make people believe that they are working with the school. Glad VISD verified there is a business behind it, but I'm still not sure where the list of names and addreses comes from. What "people in the community" would have a list complete enough for these two to go door to door and know the names, the school, and the grade level of our children?