A few minutes ago, in the middle of dinner, someone knocked on the door. We naively thought that the "No Solicitors" sign on our door meant that it had to be a neighbor, so I went to see whom it was. Unfortunately, it was an honest-to-god door-to-door salesman wearing argyle sneakers and selling an all-in-one cleaning solution. When I told him that we were in the middle of dinner, he said, "My condolences," and continued his patter, which included saying that the cleaner was totally natural and proving this point by licking some of it off the spray-nozzle straw. That's when I said thanks and shut the door. Could he read the sign? Did he choose to ignore it?

Forecast: Significant blowing and drifting, with the possibility of heavy accumulation in rural areas.