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door-to-door meat salesmen

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Jun 02, 2010

I just answered my front door and thought you would like this:

Salesman: “Do you like chicken or beef?”

Me: “Neither! We like to eat plants. We serve a more or less vegetarian diet here.”

Salesman: “What if it’s only $2/lb.?”

Me, big smile: “Even if it were free!”

Salesman, face falling: “Oh. Sometimes people say that but they change their tune when I tell them about the great prices.”


Just a reminder to look back about 10 days in this blog if you didn’t hear about my IDAHO FALLS class tomorrow, June 3, and you live near there or know someone who does. Looking forward to meeting Idahoans and watching a lot of baseball!

Posted in: Raw Food, Whole Food

8 thoughts on “door-to-door meat salesmen”

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  1. LOL we get those quite a bit. The last one that came asked me what we liked to eat. I said, “Fruits and Vegetables” he said, “No, meat?” I said, “Nope!” and just smiled. He hands me his card and very quickly says, “Well check us out online we have lots of fruits and veggies and stuff.” Then he just walks away. As I looked at the card I could tell I wasn’t going to find many fruits and veggies there! 😉 I just chuckled and told my husband the story and showed him the card! We had a good laugh. I’m sure it’s frustrating and that the meat salesmen are comming across more and more who really don’t have much use for what they sell. 😉

  2. Anonymous says:


    What happened to the tshirt thing? Did you decide not to do it??


    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      grnsmthgrl, I will do it, just haven’t yet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Robyn – I have been drinking green smoothies for a couple of weeks and love it. But I happened upon this article that has me confused about eating alot of raw greens. Can you comment on this please:


    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Hey Laura, I did answer this elsewhere. (I hope. Either that or I personally addressed this when my customer support team wrote me about it.) Bottom line–this is an anecdote. I eat bok choy all the time. Let’s not panic.

  4. Anonymous says:

    woah… did you delete my comment?

  5. Hi Robyn,

    I stumbled upon your website last week and my husband and I are very excited by all the information. I wish I could say that we are getting the 12 step course right now, but finances are tight since my husband was laid off and looking for work now for over a year (we live in the Seattle area). For now, we are scouring your website and youtube videos, and I have reserved your green smoothie book at the library.

    I was very surprised that when I took your nutrition quiz, I scored a 41! Wow! I am 44 years old and I thought that I was a pretty healthy eater! I have serious food intolerances to dairy, gluten, and sulpher preservatives in anything, so I never eat fast food, read labels carefully, and don’t eat much junk food.

    So far, I have begun making my hubby and I each a pint of green smoothie every morning. I picked up some raw seeds to sprout, and some flax and coconut oils. I actually work at a health food store, so this stuff has been all around me (duh!). I have to tell you my husband was as excited as a little kid to hear that coconut oil is actually good for you. He is from Guam, but hasn’t had any in years since he had heard the bad press on it long ago. He was practically in tears of joy!

    So far, doing just what I am for a few days, my score is up from 41 to 57. Still an “F,” but we’re on the path!

    Thanks for the inspiration!


  6. LOL! I have had a guy like this come to my house too and when I told him I was vegan, he said he had a “big carrot” in his truck and then proceeded to speed off crazily in his car…no doubt out of frustration. Oh well, I’m sure one of the army families in my neighborhood will give him their business.

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