Beware the LPG Hose Modus
PLEASE READ!!!! Hi guys! Morning! This just happened! This guy knocked to our door, and said he is going to check if we have safety devices on our LPG tank to avoid fire, and how many people lives in that house, and he claims that they’re company is in partnership with the FIRE DEPT., so my mother in law let him in, thinking that he’s from the gov’t, at first he was acting like inspecting, until he starts negotiating about “their safety fire prevention products”, and when he asked for my mother in law’s valid id and she left him there alone, he punctured our hose and told her that we have a leak, and told her to buy the hose that he’s selling, at that point i called my husband coz my mother in law was asking us if she should buy it, so we talked to him asked him the name of his company, he could barely say it coz we cant understand him when he told us what, and if we could take a picture of his products to inquire first if it is safe, and we’ll get his # so that we’ll just call him if we’ll get it, he then looked alert and kept his safety lock products in his bag, and said he would just let my mom in law decide, and he still kept on insisting we buy the hose, then we told him that he we would ask first and we’ll just go to their office that he said was located at bulwang but he cant manage to give the address, and he did leave with such a hurry, when we checked our hose there’s a hole already. We think that his target are senior citizen people, Please be careful guys! Inform your oldies about these people or whoever it is that stays at home..
Back in college, the same modus happened to us. Guy claims to be from the fire department. He inspects the gas. Gives his sales pitch. We tried to be polite and listen even if, my cousin and I being broke college students, we aren’t going to buy his shit.
But then the sales guy pulls out a folder of clippings of gas related accidents and one headline in particular had my cousin stifling a laugh. “LPG BLASTS BABY” below a grainy picture of possibly aforementioned blasted baby.
“Ay anong nangyari sa baby?” I said, feigning concern.
And the sales guy, with gusto, told the story of how the baby got near a faulty gas tank like he was racapping a GoT episode. By then we were both stifling laughter. A grown man telling a couple of college students the horrific tale of babies being blasted was all the entertainment we needed that afternoon.
He did not get the sale. But years later, my girlfriend and I got into a fight because I refused to upgrade the LPG hose to a more expensive one. Yeah sure the hose does look a bit torn but never will I bow down to the LPG Blasts Baby Industry!