The salesman knocked on Rebussman's door the next day, Rice said, telling him he was there to demonstrate the newest model. Rice said the salesman dumped ashes, dirt and coffee grounds all over Rebussman's carpet, topping it off with mustard.
"Now, I'll show you what the Chrome-Dome can do! Let's see, where do I plug it in?" the salesman said.
"Most of my stories, I embellish just a little bit," said Rice, "But not this one."
Perhaps it was the house's fault Rebussman was left with a messy floor that day. Or maybe it was the man who lived inside, stubborn to new technology.
But according to Rice, Rebussman told the salesman, "Sorry, I don't have electricity!"