Friday, April 4, 2008

My mistake

Ok let me start off with saying that not all sales persons annoy me. Just the ones that are really pushy and high pressured. :) No annoying is too nice of a word. I can't find a clean strong word here for what feeling I am trying to covey, but I think you get the idea. I mean even if they have a great product for really cheap I'm passing it up just because of the disrespect aspect of it.
Well I had just gotten finished with getting both boys down for a nap and sat down to the computer when the door bell rang. It didn't ring too loud because I strapped a big ole ugly piece of duct tape on that thing right after we got Bubby home. I decided to answer this time since I was waiting on a package to come. I thought I would just open the door and wave to the UPS dude as he was getting back into his truck and take my package inside. But I was wrong. Upon opening my door I can see two guys with bright red shirts and carrying a clip board. YUCK.
Well they were selling door to door Vios from Verizon. Double yuck. As you see we had waited with GREAT anticipation for Vios to come to our area only to be really disappointed with their customer service. To the point that we decided to not get Vios. I won't bore you with details but it was SO bad. We thought maybe with some time under their belts maybe things would get better and we would try again in the future. Well I think having the two sale guys at our door changed out minds on that one as well. :)
He begins with trying to flatter me with some Dallas Cowboys comments (I was wearing my my Cowbow T shirt, its a shirt. I could care less about football) and talking really loud. I asked him to please keep it low since both of my sons where taking a nap. He then points behind me and says "you mean your one son". I turn around and there is Bubby standing behind the glass door wondering who these guys are through his very sleepy eyes. Ok we haven't even got started and he's got a BIG mark already. I tell Bubby to get back to bed. I then turn back around to face the sales guy and while pointing at my boy leaving tell him that was he was seeing was HIS fault.
He then starts pounding the sales pitch info at me. Bigger mistake. I mean can't they see it in my face that I really don't care? I tell him that I don't want to waste his time and that he should move on. Oh he says "Your not wasting my time" while I am thinking "No it's my time that your wasting". By this time I really am trying to stop kicking myself in the booty for even opening the door in the first place! Well after going from the point of being polite and saying that I just wasn't interested, to the point where I calmly asked if he could even hear me at all. I was starting to feel like I was in Ohio somewhere in a Twilight Zone episode. Are they aliens doing some sort of experiment or something. The guy didn't even flinch at my questions. He just would continue with his speech. I finally had to just resort to the only thing I knew to do to get him to stop. I slowly opened my door and went inside and closed it behind me. It worked!


The Joys of having Boys said...

Sometimes they just don't get it!! I could just picture the scene.

4funboys said...

you do what you have to do!

I hate guys like that... because I'm usually too much of a wimp to do that.