Just had a nasty experience this Friday the 13th morning.
2 weeks ago I got a call from a 'cleaning' company called RAINBOW who said that I'm entiteld to a one hour free cleaning of my bed /mattress and sofa to get rid of dustmites. It was apparently referred to by a distant relative. We were thrilled.
Today the lady came armed with a huge RAINBOW water vacuum cleaner and as I showed her our mattress and sofa, she asked if we mind a 'small' demo. I began to suspect something amiss (I've used a mobile cleaning service before and they don't do demos)
As it turns our the cleaning session WAS her demo. She talked as she sucked ...talk, suck, talk, suck (ok this doesn't sound quite right after a while). Anyway...I let her talk and suck as she demonstrated how good a dustmite sucker her machine was...My wife was getting annoyed but nevermind, I told her...its a small price to pay for getting rid of the dustmites.
Last straw came when she was about to leave and told me to refer 2 pages full of friends to her...one page has about 8...I gave her 2 of my 'distant friends' but she demanded 2 pages -16! (I'm a nice chap and don't have that many people to torment)
Anyway, that's when the Mrs. came to the rescue and with her impeccable Chinese (oh yes, the lady was a mainland Chinese - no offence) and told her to finish her cleaning and get out (in a nice way).
So...folks...beware the RAINBOW