Girl Anachronism (musewrangler) wrote in bad_service,
Girl Anachronism

This happened a few months ago, but I was recently reminded of it.

A friend and I passed one of those AT&T cell phone kiosks at a local mall, and one of the salesmen leaned over the counter and started calling to me. "Miss? Miss? MISS??"

Tired of being hollered at, I turned to tell him I wasn't interested, and he tried to go into his pitch. I (politely) interrupted him to let him know I already had an AT&T plan for my phone.

"Oh yeah?" he yelled in a pretty snide tone. "What plan are you on, then?"

I didn't have an answer for him because I don't handle the bill for my phone (I only have it for emergencies, so I'm tacked onto whatever plan my brother uses), so I don't know the first thing about the plan I'm on. I could've pulled out my phone and turned it on right then, but I certainly didn't need to prove myself to a pushy salesman.

Nice salesmanship -- I'm sure challenging the customers sells a lot of phone plans. Did he think I was going to slap my forehead and say, "Wow, you sure got me, you clever boy! Where do I sign up for your wonderful plan?" ;)

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