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How to Hide from A Travelling Salesmen in Carleton Place




One of our well known furniture dealers, who was also in the undertaking business had a row of coffins standing on end along the wall. Talking to one of his friends in the store one day, he noticed a book salesman coming towards the door of the store.

Not wishing to be bothered by the salesman he stepped inside one of the coffins and told his friend to say he was out for at least an hour.  I believe that’s whats called “thinking INSIDE the box”.


With files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum