lizza (darkfireangel88) wrote in bad_service,


Been reading for a while, never had an issue I needed to post about til now.

Being in a bit of a pinch money-wise, and hearing/seeing all the adds for Cricket cell phones, I decided to stop in and talk to someone to find out more about them. Starting out, it's all good, guy seems pleasant/helpful enough, then this happens:

Salesguy: And what made you choose Cricket?
Me: Well, it sounds cheaper than what I have now, and my contract's almost up, so...ya know.
SG: So you're not looking for a second phone line?
Me: *laughs a bit* No, I definitely can't afford two!
SG: Well, you know, with our no credit check and no monthly bill policies, there's basically no paper trail, and a lot of customers get our phones for shady business. You know, stuff they don't want traced.
Me (cheerful): Not me, I just want a lower bill.
SG (joking): So you're not going to deal drugs or cheat on your husband?
Me: Uh, no, I'm not married.
SG: Really? Boyfriend, girlfriend, anything?
Me (no longer cheerful):

He takes this as a cue to flirt with me and tell me all the old song-and-dance about how I'm "so pretty" and have "breath-taking eyes" and completely ignore the fact that I want to learn about their phones/billing/etc., NOT get into his pants. With new people, I'm very shy and tend to be awkward in situations like this, so I spent at least ten minutes trying to deflect his advances without being rude. When I tell him I really need to leave for work, he starts going on and on about one of the more expensive plans, holding my arm(!) as he tells me all about it and how we could have unlimited texting between each other and talk all the this point I said I'd have to think about it and that I had to get to work (really didn't, had finished before I went to the store.)

Am I wrong in thinking this was a way inappropriate situation? First, suggesting that their phones are used by drug dealers and cheaters, and asking if I was going to do such things - even in jest. Then, completely ignoring his job to aggressively hit on me. I don't want to be a bitchy customer, but I sort of want to call and complain about him. (I have his card, of course.) Does that sound out of line?
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