Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Snooty sales people...

I hate snooty sales people.

The people who look at you and decide that you are not worthy of their attention. The ones who think that because you need a good hair cut you aren't going to spend any money.


Yesterday I went into a shop to buy a laptop for the kids. I had done my research and knew the one I wanted, and this store had it.

I went in and looked at the machine. Yep, a steal at this price.

A sales woman was busy with a middle aged couple, keen to get the sale. She was like a leech. Even when they made it clear that they wanted to be left to think about things she was still in there, blatantly ignoring my existance.

I waited.

The leech was still attached to her victims.

I waited.

And waited.

The leech continued to press for the sale.

Suddenly I saw a young sales guy across the shop. He looked totally clueless, having trouble summoning the enthusiasm for breathing, never mind a hard sell.

I marched across the shop.

"Hi, I want to buy a laptop."

"OK."

He reluctantly followed me across the shop.

"I want this one."

As I said it, I watched the leech flinch and finally acknowledge my existence - TOO LATE! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

"Do you want anything else to go with it?"

"Nope, just as it comes thanks."

Yep, I gave the gormless teenager the easiest sale possible - I wonder if the leech ever did get her sale?

8 comments:

agg79 said...

I'm sure she managed to rope in some other hapless customers (victims?) into buying something they really didn't want or need. I hate the clingy ones who are your best friend and try to question you even when already you know what you want. THAT's why I tend to do my shopping on line...

Chris said...

I love how sales people think that they're better than us.

I once got attitude from A McDonalds's manager. Imagine my frustration....

Rock Chef said...

agg79 - I only shop online if there is no choice. If something does not work I want to be able to spam it down on a counter and demand a replacement.

Chris - Wow, that guy was just deluded!

terri said...

You showed HER! Hahahaha!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - I sure did!

morethananelectrician said...

You were an easy sale too. I have been known to leave and go to another branch of a store for less than that.

Shadowthorne said...

Maybe she is only too absorbed in her goal to finish what she had started. :)

Marie said...

I know what you mean. It's annoying when sales people really pressure you so as to make a sale, that's one of the reasons I hate shopping, so I mostly shop online.