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June 28, 2009

This is why I am not in sales.

God stuff

I'm on the Social Committee at my church, which means that I help with things like dances and board game night and, at the moment, the parish picnic. Today I was assigned to sell picnic tickets by the door after Mass. (It's $5 a person or $3 a kid, basically just to pay for the food and the venue rental.) I asked every single person who walked by if they wanted picnic tickets, and do you know how many said yes? One. ONE! Now, I was at the side door, and I am theorizing that people who opt for that door instead of the main door are the ones who are trying to get away quickly and don't want to stand around talking. So I contend that the problem was not all just me. But still. It was rather demoralizing.

So then I bought a ticket for myself - and paid full price even though I won't eat most of the food provided (hamburgers and hot dogs) - so that's something. And I found a coworker who was there getting his son baptized and convinced him that he wanted tickets, too. That left my total at four, which was not QUITE as bad as one, but still. I am so not cut out for this "sales" thing.

(Anyone want to come to my parish picnic? I can get you tickets! Hah.)

Posted by Kat at June 28, 2009 01:20 PM

Poor thing! I feel your pain. But no. No tickets for me.

Posted by: Carrie K at June 29, 2009 05:11 PM
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