A truck pulled into my refuge west of Tucson yesterday and a man got out and proceeded to deliver one of the better sales pitches I'd heard in a while. It would have had me reaching for my wallet if he hadn't been selling steaks and seafood.
Not that Larry Whiston's steak and seafood isn't top notch. Most of the reviews of the meat from his employer, Showcase Meats, are quite good, and the prices seem fair. Alas, this family eats almost no meat, and when I told that to Whiston I could see his heart sink. It was all I could do to hold up the two halves of an acorn squash I was preparing for dinner, as if to say, "No, really, I am a vegetarian. I am not brushing you off like the 57 people before me. My excuse is valid! Believe me!!"
So I told Whiston that I'd let people know they could have meat delivered to their doorstep. This seemed to lighten his mood a little. He said he delivers pork, chicken, seafood and steaks, and that his prices are lower than the supermarket's. He also said the business has a top rating from the Better Business Bureau. His cell phone is 870-1863, and if you call him he'll rush over in his little meat truck.
The life of a door to door meat salesman has got to be a rough one. Here's to you Whiston!