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creepy credit card guys at the grocery store

September 29th, 2009 at 08:46 pm

the creepy little "have a free bag of cookies" if you sign up for mastercard guy at my local supermarket. A chain that William Shatner used to do ads for.

I avoided eye contact. I avoided looking in his direction. Still he entered my space and asked if I had a PC Mastercard. I muttered I'm not interested and kept moving. He followed me. Creep. Asked again if I had a card whereupon i said yes (i don't but i wanted him to f- off) Did he? no .. he instead said "oh everyone says that but mostly they are lying". Nice eh? After a short discussion when I asked him if he was trying to be rude and where he insisted he wasn't i went on with my shopping. I noticed him a few times giving me the evil eye before harrassing others.

The poor assistant manager got an earful from me when I checked out and promised to do something .. who knows.. the vent felt good.

I'm not getting another credit card .. well maybe if it came with a new car (for free) or a complete set of medium green fiesta (every shape made in that colour) in mint condition...

7 Responses to “creepy credit card guys at the grocery store”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    "but mostly they are lying."
    Ohhhhh, the sales skill represented here. What a people person. Glad I don't have him selling my product!

    Good for you discussing it with the manager. I'd likely have done the same.

    And better for you that you aren't getting another CC! Big Grin

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    That there's a great guy... if you want to annoy someone.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Eww! Makes my skin crawl.

    That is an awful sales tactics, no one should have to say "yes" to a credit card just to get some annoying sales person off their back.

  4. MomEsq Says:

    I don't know if it's the poor job market, but sales people (credit cards, cell phones, and even charities) seem to be very aggressive around here lately.

  5. M E 2 Says:



    See, that's when I would have said :

    1- I had one, but I "lost" it due to a/the bankruptcy

    B- I am currently unemployed

    3- I am on welfare

    D- All of the above



    Generally, people like that (creepy salesman type guy) can't get away from you fast enough. Smile

  6. Jerry Says:

    You could also say "No, I work for Visa/Discover/Amex." =)

    Companies need to hire people with some semblance of a clue in order for their marketing efforts to lead to any kind of success. All a guy like this offers them is insurance that they are ticking people off. What a skeeve.
    Jerry

  7. baselle Says:

    Somehow only two words come to mind: Good bye.

    But welcome, and good to see you back!

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