Over the last couple of weeks my parents have been in town. Since I have a massive amount of vacation time , and Erin’s recovering from her bike 2.0 mashup, I took all of it off +1 day to get Erin to an appointment tomorrow morning. On the whole we had a sedate type of vacation with much of the usual touristy stuff bypassed in favour of the practical nature of finding another vehicle, making sure kids trip to ER was the only one ( he’s taken a real shine to climbing and falling) and working our way through casual diner attitudes. I’ve barely touched computers, read only a few deserving blogs and kept my email to under 5 pieces and don’t feel the worse for it.
Purely anecdotal but since the last visit it seems like wait staff, retail clerks and most service industries we interacted with are staffed by humorless, cookie cutter clones that seem to have totally bought into their commerce cog role.Anything that’s not in the line of being an expert at detecting false currency or fake id’s is usually not going to interest them. Why am I being asked if I could find everything?
Will someone go get me one? put it on back order and call me when it gets here? ( I’m old enough to remember that being a possibility @36) no I didn’t think so. I’d rather we dropped the pretense offer of a service that will never be rendered.
While we’re talking about crappy CS let’s go a car shopping.
Special shout outs to the car dealers that failed to secure our business.
Aziz you truly suck as a salesman for anybody that gives a rats ass about what their wife thinks.Your insulting manner, refusal to acknowledge what we wanted to buy over what you wanted to sell and general ineptitude with the truth has done your franchise proud.
Bell Road Ford
Josh, It doesn’t matter that your bosses want you to call up and keep reminding us about their great offers. If you don’t have the car we want , an Escape Hybrid, we’re not going to buy it. Tell those assholes that you’re losing ANY future chance that we’ll ever buy from their dealership.
Bill Luke Dodge
Ah Heather really so SO very close. We’d agreed on a price after the usual bullshit of having our direct requests ignored in favour of their usual dog and pony show where they try to sell you $800 car alarms that costs me $140 online (OEM)it’s plug and play and really easy to install. How hard is it? Patriot, any color, minimal trim and an Auto Tranny?
I said I would arrange financing privately and get back with you. Get a call from her before 9am asking were I was at. Thankfully this convinced me that I didn’t want to deal with ANY new car dealer and redoubled our efforts to get a second hand one. There’s a second hand Isuzu Rodeo outside. I own it, no payment , fuck them all.
Bought a fresh turkey, the bag broke on the treadmill covering some produce. Not only did I have to clean it up but I had to buy the unusable produce. Supervisor refused to engage Erin on this and wandered off. Their fucking packaging broke , took out yet to be paid for items which she made us pay for. We’ll see what their reply is on this one.