Being a single parent and wanting my daughters to have an extra tool for school, an encyclopedia salesman was invited to sit down at our dining room table and discuss the amenities. It didn’t take long and as we all stood and the salesman was preparing to leave, my oldest daughter piped up with, “Would you like to spend the night?”
At that second I prayed the floor would open up so I could drop out of sight. I know I must have turned three shades of red. Thankfully, the very nice salesman recognized my discomfort and said quickly to my daughter, “Well, thank you very much, but I need to go home to my own family.” And winking and smiling at me, he went on his way.