RCMP warning on ‘air quality surveys’ was timely

My wife Rosa and I would like to thank the RCMP for their warning of those “air quality surveys" in the Friday Record.

Dear editor,

My wife Rosa and I would like to thank the RCMP for their warning of those “air quality surveys” in the Friday Record.

We had two requests for interviews from different people for demonstrations for clean air.

They phone, and as I am 75 per cent deaf, I do not use the phone anymore. The wife has to handle the phone now.

She has a hard time discouraging them, telling them we are not interested, and are not buying anything. Oh, but you get a free gift. We are not interested, go away.

A guy phoned Friday, and said he would be here in the after noon. I told the wife to let me answer the door, I will take my walking stick/pool cue, with a nice white hard head on it, and he will leave. She said no, I will answer the door. OK.

When he came, she went to the door and stepped out, leaving the door open a crack. The conversation was about 30 seconds long when I got up, took my cane/pool cue and went to the door, pulling it all the way open.

I looked him straight in the eye, and showed him what I had in my hand. His eyes got big as saucers and he turned pale, picked up his stuff, and left.

If the other clean air outfit reads this, get the message, and stay away.

Once again, thank you to the RCMP.

Neil M. Deck,

Courtenay