One thing we've noticed since arrival here is the number of door to door sales people. Now I know people have got to earn a living but I am no fan of salespeople, and if they come and knock on my door it's fair to say they've got more chance of being the first person on Mars, over selling me anything. The lastest idiot banged on the door yesterday, so hard in fact I half expected to see King Kong standing there. ' Hello Sir' he said 'I'm from your electricity distributor, we're just calling round our customers to check you've been put our new lower tariff'. Mmm thinks I, why can't these people at least put a bit of effort into their bogus approach. Firstly the electricity distributor is ETSA, they don't bill me, my supplier does, secondly I'm slightly dubious that such a massive company doesn't know what tariff their customers are on. By this stage its clear numpty dumpty is here to try and change me over to another supplier by pretending to be mine. He's got he's carbon paper form at the ready to take my details. Luckily for me 2 out of my 4 brain cells have just woken up, but its more than ample to deal with this bloke. I told him I was more than happy to pay the premium tariff as I was a premium customer and so I expected to pay the premium tariff. That was enough to send him on his way.
My attitude is, if I want something I'll go and look for it myself, I don't need people trying to sell me stuff, so although I know its a bit naughty, I just can't help but mess with door sales or knocker types. These have included-
Broadband- I let him babble on whilst I sounded interested, then said 'I'd love it but we don't have a landline'.
Auto window shutters- I looked though the whole sales brochure making the right noises then said 'if only we didn't rent'.
Lipstick (what?) - Yes lipstick with a little light in it, OH said it was cheaper to get sent from UK than pay her price.
Church people x lots - I usually say I used to believe in God till the tooth fairy told me he doesn't exist.
Have you had sales people round and how do you loose them?