Becky and I made our first official appearence as an engaged couple Friday night. We hit the Courtyard by Marriott in Livonia…get your mind out of the gutters, it wasn’t for THAT. It was one of those high pressure sales meetinghs you have to sit through in order to win a free fabulous three day two night vacation to the motel of your choice. But I was rather disappointed in how UnHighPressure it was.
I was all excited to do research into this field for a possible short story down the road. The guy we got though was like the anti-salesman. He was very low-key, and charming, and made us feel like we had an actual choice in the matter( which we used to NOT purchase three friggin’ grand worth of pots and pans) and played up like he was doing us a favor and going against the spiel his company told him to use. Afterward, I told Becky that I bet he took so many people by surprise with his tactic that he did pretty well sales-wise. Of course maybe he really was a weaselly shill but was going lowkey because we were the last meeting of the night on a Friday.
Of course we didn’t buy any of the cookware and we were the first ones out the door with our vacation voucher in hand. There are some cool options on here, but I think we’re going to bypass the international resort options and hit one of the local ones. We can either use it on our honeymoon for Orlando or, more likely, we’ll take a long weekend and go to Atlantic City so I can get the Dave White God’s Dice tour of the city. Sure the place is known mostly for casinos, but there is also the great boardwalk and beaches and shopping and other cool stuff and I’ve always wanted to visit one of those eastcoast seaside resort towns. Guess we’ll see what happens.
Have any of you ever fallen for a high pressure sales pitch?