Tuesday, 18 July 2017

I Friggin Hate Selling Raffle Tickets!

Two hours and I only sold 20£ worth of raffle tickets....it was a case of too much chat not enough sales pitch

  • Mrs Trellis had a rant about the proposed HS2 ( high speed train) line to Sheffield which will destroy a newly built housing estate and told me all about her kitchen cabinets which are just to be painted 
  • Meirion Jones and his neighbour were somewhat surprised that I took an executive decision and entered his garden into the show without his permission! 
  • Ceinwen was watching the end her favourite to show, as her hubby bought a tenner' worth off me  
  • Jean was laying slate chippings  onto her newly designed front garden when I stopped she was showing a great deal of bust in the heat of the afternoon ! I pretended that I didn't notice
  • A new woman in a rented bungalow near the affable despot told me she wasn't interested in buying a ticket. I told her to have a nice day and pulled the head off one of her roses when I walked down her drive
  • Ian P bought a fivers worth....and I found myself promising to watch his bees when he is on holiday
  • I've only got 200 tickets to go! Hey ho

34 comments:

  1. I'd hate to have to sell raffle tickets or anything.

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  2. Good thing you're retired!!

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  3. I've got a tenners worth for you john ....

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  4. bring auntie glad with you; THAT will sell the rest of those tickets!

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  5. Very weird, It is for your village.

    cheers parsnip, thehamish and fergus

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  6. You need Auntie Gladys! Get her out of that residential home and wheel her round. The ticket sales will rocket.

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    1. I totally agree !
      And it will shame some and make some want to do something nice for Aunty Gladys..

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  7. Get yourself a PayPal and sell some here!

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  8. too bad auntie glad can't ride in a scooter.

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  9. How much and where do we send the $.
    Take a pup with you..sell winnies wet kisses...

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  10. How much are the tickets and what is the raffle on? I could be persuaded to purchase some.

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  11. You will know all of the villagers when you are done

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  12. You did WHAT to her rose?!

    I refuse to sell tickets on anything. I'll do any amount of other work, but don't make me sell stuff.

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  13. Haha at pulling off the rose head. I wonder exactly what 'watching the bees' entails? And what to do if something goes wrong?

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  14. It's like selling stuff at work for your kid's school

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    1. LOL. exactly and you are the one who ends up buying the most ..

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  15. Just think of all the exercise you're getting 😊
    And If you can't get Auntie Gladys out to sell them take a book to her and have her sell them in the nursing home

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  16. Maybe you could sell the tickets here? Set up a paypal button so international buying is available. What is the raffle for, what s the prize?

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  17. I hope it was a perfect bloom you nipped off, and not just dead-heading.

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  18. Door to door raffle sellers piss people off.

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  19. I have a daughter who could sell ice to an Inuit, me, I can't sell anything and hate trying.

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  20. A foot in plaster while you hobble around with a walking stick, and you'd have the remainder sold in no time at all.

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  21. I've done a few raffle ticket sales in my time. A very religious work colleague at the time wouldn't buy any but gave a donation. I later found out that a raffle is seen as a form of gambling and against the womans' beliefs.

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    1. I concur with that statement. I was brought up as a Baptist and will still not even buy a raffle ticket. Something that I cannot fight, it is instilled in me.

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  22. Knock on my door, my husband can't say no to anyone. Yesterday he came into the kitchen with a pair of new insoles that some old fisherman was selling from a bag of tat. He just cannot say no, we've had bibles, neither of us are churchgoers, dusters, some Polish and lucky Heather and pegs from the gypsies. He even did a survey for Hallmark once which I found hilarious as he only buys 2 cards a year.
    Good luck on your mission.

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  23. Jean says you can come and sell her some more tickets!

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  24. I cannot begin to imagine how you are going to "mind the bees"....

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  25. I would not want a task, job, of any kind in "fund development" . . .
    Doing a Raffle is done differently in the states.
    Usuallly right at the event, a 50/50 kind of thing.
    Is your "Raffle" the ticket for the event?

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  26. Stop your whingeing. You've got bugger all else to do now that you're a Man of Leeshur! LOL xxx

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  27. We'll buy some on the day 😊

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