Now I have seen everything. Two enterprising gentlemen with a professional-looking cooler contraption on the back of a pickup truck (graphics and all, but I couldn't read it) were going door to door in my suburban townhouse development, hawking venison.
I have nothing much against people who eat venison... I for one will NEVER touch it again after last May's Incident (had to evict the tenant up in New York. I wound up on CIPRO after cleaning up what was basically a biohazard. I still have nightmares about The Leg Pile. Yep. Just what it sounds like.) but this struck me as really bizarre.
"Hey! Y'know, the DC suburbs are really an untapped market. People would just clamor for venison if they could just get it..."
Aside from the fact that buying deer meat from the back of a truck isn't exactly Food Safety At Its Finest, how the heck do you decide on a neighborhood to start with??
Even weirder, I have to be indebted to the chick next door, she of the strangled-goat shrieking and wall-pounding... as I was sitting on the couch with the baby, listening to Deer Meat Man make his pitch to the neighbor and then say "well thanks anyway. Hey, is your neighbor home?"
"Oh they're vegetarians!"
Wha? I am not, although I have no problem with BEING vegetarian, I definitely count as an omnivore. Was she straight-up lying? Or just whacked? Either way, the Venison Venture skipped me altogether.