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."


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?


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.