Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Some people are in the wrong line of work

So I thought I would do a little catalog Christmas shopping last night from a company
I'd never tried before, After taking my order over the phone,
the salesman informed me that I could get
15% off today's order plus save on the $20. shipping by purchasing some card from him.
He said it would allow me to get many gift cards 20% off from places such as Target.
So I'm thinking .....20% off gift cards?...
Den and I were just talking about maybe giving gift cards this year, so I asked,

"So how does this work?'

"Uh.....hmm...uh, can you hold on for a minute?"


I could hear him still breathing on the line so I'm thinking he was going over his script.
Then he says to me, "Well, uh, if you are not satisfied with it, you can get your money back."

"But why would I purchase something if I don't even know what I am buying?"

"uh..." then silence.

"Let's just forget about that card, and you can go ahead and total up my order, okay?"

So he does just that, and gives me my total.

Then I said, "Have a very Merry Christmas."

"Yeah, okay."

Poor guy. He didn't know what to do with Merry Christmas.
I'm sure his script said, "Happy Holidays."


Heather said...

That's hilarious! It reminds me of when I was a teller at Wells Fargo and we were supposed to ask everyone if they wanted a WF credit card. I hated it. No one ever said yes, and now that I think about it, if they had, I probably wouldn't have known how to set them up anyway!

Tyler Heasley said...

Man. Poor guy. He sounds so much like the missionaries I taught in the MTC when they got on the phones for the first time. They'd say "Um..." and then wave me down to get me to join them on the call so that they knew what to say. And it usually ended with them in a panicked state.

Sue said...


Not too adaptive, is he?