It seems churlish to be disappointed by a visit from Cole Porter, unless it's his French cousin, the colporteur.
You may or may not be bored by colporteurs, depending on how you felt about the comics, magazines, or religious tracts which they peddled from door to door.
Another charming custom of yore bites the dust, along with encyclopaedia salespeople.
BEFUDDLED BY THE LINGO?
PETER THE PROOFER WILL UNFUDDLE YOU!