Walt Strikes Gold!
My blitz campaign continued to hit the jackpot all the way through the Cariboo. I sold my way from 100 Mile House to Quesnel. But, the towns are small. So I did my business fast. And then I got right out of there! Here today, gone tomorrow – that’s my summer motto!
I wanted to take a little break, but I also never stop selling. I settled into my latest RV and got on my way. I headed up a quiet road and passed a small town, population 300. Then I saw it. It was a sign. Both literally and figuratively. Yep, you guessed it – I hit B.C.’s very own gold mine. Could I strike gold in Barkerville!
I had the perfect vehicle to suit this tourist destination, but the buyers were limited. And my RV was a little worn. With my recent travels, the odometer reading might be a deal breaker for some.
But, as you probably already know, I’m an experienced curber. I knew just the solution. I still had my odometer tool, so I rolled it back to hide some miles. Gave it a good scrub down, switched up the tires to match the miles – the usual. And of course, I left no traces of what I’d done.
A few days passed. Still no calls. That’s odd, I thought. This never happens. My schemes never fail me! I was growing restless. Tourists came and went. And my RV remained “For Sale.” Why wasn’t I striking gold?
But I was in luck. In the campground, I chatted with a family having serious engine troubles with their RV. Looked like their vacation might be derailed without some help. Lucky for me, a licensed RV dealer was some miles away and they trusted me. That’s my goal. Seem like the neighbor down the street.
The RV was safe, as far as I knew, and their vacation was saved. But I sold it for way over its value. I loaded my things onto the motorbike I had strapped to the bumper and headed home. Walt has officially conquered the Cariboo. Boy, I really do get around!
Watch for me! I could be in your town next.