In the town of Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, some citizens had a bit of a—what? Yes, there's a town in Tennessee called Soddy-Daisy. Read up about it here. It's okay, I had the same reaction. (If everybody else already knew about this place, please just humor me.)
Anyway, in this town of Soddy-Daisy (I literally cannot stop saying "Soddy-Daisy"), citizens have been tormented by the scourge of a recent college graduate trying to earn money by selling children's books door to door. Fortunately, the police have put a stop to one Armando Navo, whom NewsChannel 9 in Tennessee took great pains to explain for some reason (and show, complete with his license plate number), is from Texas:
A door to door salesman is causing uproar in Soddy Daisy. That salesman, a 23-year-old from Texas, has now lost his right to do business in the Soddy Daisy city limits.
"It seemed unprofessional for us. Instead of asking for the parents or people that were home, he was talking to children. He was approaching children and asking if he knew of any other houses in the neighborhood that had kids living there," said Nate Mayo.
Mayo was at a family barbecue and saw the stranger talking to children who live in the neighborhood.
"I actually went out to the front yard and I asked him if he could leave, we weren't interested in buying anything, and he was very pushy towards me, and he wouldn't take no for an answer," said Mayo.
NewsChannel 9 journalist Jerry Askin actually tracked Navo down, and he apologized if he came off as pushy. What he was doing, though, was perfectly legal it seems. He even had a license from the city of Soddy-Daisy to do business in town. But no longer: According to Askin's report, the police department has revoked Navo's license, and Askin was not able to get an explanation as to how, exactly, the police were able to do so.
The company Navo sells books for, Southwestern Advantage, posted a response to the story under NewsChannel9's report, complete with a link to Navo's Facebook page. The page shows pictures of him with happy families and kids enjoying the books he's sold them. But apparently not in Soddy-Daisy.
(Hat tip to Echo)