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Old 06-23-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs down I hate solicitors

I need a new sign in my window that screams "NO SOLICITORS!"

Every week or so a new person comes in asking me if I want to pamper myself and go to their brand new spa for 90% off! And when they say "90% off" they have to add super emphasis to it, like I don't know how much 90% off is. Is that a lot?

So today THREE people come in, and as soon as they come in they say, Hey how's it goin' today? I already know they want to sell me something. This is MY store and I pay rent here to sell YOU stuff, NOT the other way around. So he does his prepared speech. Then when I say no, he keeps at it. You don't like getting pampered? You don't like getting facials? Massages? I keep saying, no i'm not interested thanks. And they keep at it. He was very pushy! So finally i snapped at him! , no that's not the right smiley, more like this . I say, I know you're doing a job, but sheesh (i didn't really say sheesh, i said the other one), I said no, why can't you just take no for an answer? And he keeps doing his speech! Wtf! Even bf was in the back, and he yelled out, omg already! The girl that was with the guy made some kind of scoff noise at me, like I was the one being rude for no reason. then they finally leave and say a very mocking, Hope you have a nice day!

"You don't like being pampered?"
Does this --------------><---------------- look like a face that likes getting pampered?


Ahh, I feel better.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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Oh me too, phone solicitors ", door solicitors, I can't stand them. I have a sign on my door that says, "no solicitors " and it does cut down on salesmen, but anyone who solicits your time is a solicitor in my opinion, and it doesn't stop some people. How about teaching Uni to bark on command and obnoxiously bark the whole time the salesman is talking? Joey does this without any training! Or you could bargain with them like they do at garage sales; tell them you'll pay 5 cents for their product.
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Hahaha!!! 5 cents, that's a good one!

Hey you know what? the google ads at the bottom? One says "Up to 90% Off the Best Stuff to do! Restaurants, Spas, Events and More." They won't leave me alone!!!!
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Hahaha!!! 5 cents, that's a good one!

Hey you know what? the google ads at the bottom? One says "Up to 90% Off the Best Stuff to do! Restaurants, Spas, Events and More." They won't leave me alone!!!!
Haggle with them, I'll bet your a good haggler!
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Oh me too, phone solicitors ", door solicitors, I can't stand them. I have a sign on my door that says, "no solicitors " and it does cut down on salesmen, but anyone who solicits your time is a solicitor in my opinion, and it doesn't stop some people. How about teaching Uni to bark on command and obnoxiously bark the whole time the salesman is talking? Joey does this without any training! Or you could bargain with them like they do at garage sales; tell them you'll pay 5 cents for their product.
haha! That'll make them run for the hills.

How about teaching Uni to bite them in the butt? I've had no success with Kaji, but maybe Uni is more receptive.
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lol when i saw this I had to read this as i am banging my head up against the brick wall behind me as i have a stack of 200 people hanging up on me and saving some of them 1,000 a month on their mortgage and it is no closing cost, no appraisal and no income doc for this program for our current customers. It is FREE and we are their current lender - uh hello they might want to listen. It is part of the stimulus package and we cannot even give away free money wth. Everyone is complaining what about us why can we not get a break when we make our mortgage pmts and I am giving them a break and they are hanging up on me lollllll

One guy is an orthopedic surgeon and I am saving him 100,000 FOR FREE and he told me he wants the TAX WRITE OFF lollllllllllllll I said OK let's think about this for a minute so you want to pay 100,000 to get 40,000 back - uh what accountant would tell you to do that as i need to call him lol.

Now i know why people are in financial trouble in this country as they sadly just do not get it lol.

I told my boss i am going to tell them it is $500 so they see the value in it then tell them at the end I waived the fee lollllll

I just thought i would share this as I hate solicitors too lol especially the construction workers that call daily to fix up my house.

ok back to cold calling and getting hung up on lol oh and after about the 8th time i call they finally get it so i get the deal and then when they sign at the end it is hysterical as they are like thank you, thank you, thank you.

one guy his wife is an accountant and she rolled her eyes and told him to hang up on me every time i called and they finally did it. I saved them $850 a month - they went on their 25th anniversary cruise on the money i saved them and are paying off their credit card debt and cars with the savings. He came in and thanked me and told me his wife could not believe it as they thought there was some catch

so if i call you do not hang up on me lollllll

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i have to tell a little story on my 5 yr old son

i had 2 solictors come to my house about an hr apart last week

we rent..so cant do any remodeling..and dont want fios

so the second guy comes up..rings the door bells..im on the phone..dogs are going crazy....i opened the door and noticed he had the clip board and tag around his neck.."sorry not interested" i stated and shut the door..as im walking thru the hall..still on the phone..i hear the door open and my 5 year old..saying.."get out of our town..we dont want you here..go away now!"...i was like OMG..we dont do that! and i apologize..the guys eyes are like saucers..i shut the door quickly and go into my lecture about how you are supposed to treat people...but really it was funny..
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lol when i saw this I had to read this as i am banging my head up against the brick wall behind me as i have a stack of 200 people hanging up on me and saving some of them 1,000 a month on their mortgage and it is no closing cost, no appraisal and no income doc for this program for our current customers. It is FREE and we are their current lender - uh hello they might want to listen. It is part of the stimulus package and we cannot even give away free money wth. Everyone is complaining what about us why can we not get a break when we make our mortgage pmts and I am giving them a break and they are hanging up on me lollllll

One guy is an orthopedic surgeon and I am saving him 100,000 FOR FREE and he told me he wants the TAX WRITE OFF lollllllllllllll I said OK let's think about this for a minute so you want to pay 100,000 to get 40,000 back - uh what accountant would tell you to do that as i need to call him lol.

Now i know why people are in financial trouble in this country as they sadly just do not get it lol.

I told my boss i am going to tell them it is $500 so they see the value in it then tell them at the end I waived the fee lollllll

I just thought i would share this as I hate solicitors too lol especially the construction workers that call daily to fix up my house.

ok back to cold calling and getting hung up on lol oh and after about the 8th time i call they finally get it so i get the deal and then when they sign at the end it is hysterical as they are like thank you, thank you, thank you.

one guy his wife is an accountant and she rolled her eyes and told him to hang up on me every time i called and they finally did it. I saved them $850 a month - they went on their 25th anniversary cruise on the money i saved them and are paying off their credit card debt and cars with the savings. He came in and thanked me and told me his wife could not believe it as they thought there was some catch

so if i call you do not hang up on me lollllll
Sadly, no one like you was there to help me in 2008, so I lost my house.
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Default [sarcasm font] Today was an awesome day

Another one! He comes in and says, Would your shop be interested in my poetry that I wrote while I was in prison?

Me: No sorry we're closing down. (That usually works and they say ok thank you for your time and leave.)

Nope, he goes on to say how he was in prison for 30 years (30 YEARS! OMG) and then lecture me about not getting any more tattoos.

Him: Don't get any more tattoos ok? See I was in prison for 30 years (he says it again!) and I never got any tattoos. In 20 yrs they're going to get all blurry and faded (note: I don't have gross prison tattoos done with needles and ball point pens, or whatever it is they use.)

So I just say, Mm hm ok. to get him to leave me alone. But he still presses, You're not going to get anymore right? Ok? I say, that's really none of your business sir.

Oh, Uni didn't even go up to him. She knows when to be invisible.

I just feel like I have a kick me sign or something hovering over my head ALL the time!!!
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that stinks sorry after 4 years you will be good though if you decide to buy again
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that stinks sorry after 4 years you will be good though if you decide to buy again
My dream is to just be a nomad and walk the earth, like caine in Kung Fu (pulp fiction reference LOL)

I don't think i will ever own a home again.
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LOL, I love it "[sarcasm font] Today was an awesome day". Okay, that is such a great story, I can't believe the guy wants to sell you prison poetry, although it might make a cool rap song. Thirty years in prison, weren't you afraid?
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you know, the Cops theme song was written by prisoners! You may have turned away the next 'Cop theme song'. LOL. OMG. I know how annoying they are. We had a day of NASTY wind/rain storms back in February, and a limb fell off the MASSIVE tree in our backyard, and took off the corner of the house. The next morning, every contractor in New Jersey was on our front steps "So very sorry for what [we're] going through." *sigh* ! However, we rent, so it's not like it really mattered anyway.


PS - I'm sooo with you on never owning a house. We lost our house in '07 when my mom became disabled, and now we're renters. I think even if I had all the money in the world I wouldn't own a house (unless I could pay for it right there, with no mortgage). It just seems like so much hassle and unnecessary stress!
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LOL, I love it "[sarcasm font] Today was an awesome day". Okay, that is such a great story, I can't believe the guy wants to sell you prison poetry, although it might make a cool rap song. Thirty years in prison, weren't you afraid?
No, not really. He assured me and showed me, he didn't get ANY tattoos while in prison, so he must not be affiliated with any gangs.

I really wanted to know what he did, but didn't want to continue the conversation. I was really annoyed by then.
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you know, the Cops theme song was written by prisoners! You may have turned away the next 'Cop theme song'. LOL. OMG. I know how annoying they are. We had a day of NASTY wind/rain storms back in February, and a limb fell off the MASSIVE tree in our backyard, and took off the corner of the house. The next morning, every contractor in New Jersey was on our front steps "So very sorry for what [we're] going through." *sigh* ! However, we rent, so it's not like it really mattered anyway.


PS - I'm sooo with you on never owning a house. We lost our house in '07 when my mom became disabled, and now we're renters. I think even if I had all the money in the world I wouldn't own a house (unless I could pay for it right there, with no mortgage). It just seems like so much hassle and unnecessary stress!
I thought the Cops theme was an old reggae song?
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