Posted by John on May 30, 2006 at 20:40:45:
I agree with Don. Drive the bumps and visit the manager. Dress casually. Perhaps put on a pair of boots. Make him/her comfortable with you.
Say something like, “I buy these old suckers and fix 'em up. I like doing that kind of stuff. When I sell 'em I sign over the title and the people just pay me off by the month.”
Something like that. It won’t stop there naturally, but you’ve opened the door to talking about what you do.
You’ll be fine.
Oh, and read DOW