Wednesday, February 1, 2012

People just like to vent

I was about to sell some folders to an office manager when her boss suddenly walked into the room.  This guy exploded into a rant about my company.  I thought I was going to lose the sale and also get kicked out of the building, but that's not quite what happened.

Boss: What company are you with?
Me: XYZ Company.
Boss: Get out of here!  We got FUCKED by XYZ years ago and I'm never dealing with them again!  Get out!
Me: Sir, I am so sorry to hear that.  If you don't mind me asking, what happened?
Boss: I'll tell you what happened - we got FUCKED!  They sent us to collections...(ten minute rant about my company)...and I swore I'd never deal with the sons of bitches who own your company again!
Me: Those sons of bitches actually aren't with the company anymore.  We got bought out by ABC company a few years ago.
Boss: Really?
Me: Really.
Boss: And you have good prices on folders?
Me: Yep.  Anything else you're out of?
Boss: Paper clips
Me: And...
Boss: ...and post-its, and envelopes, and copy paper and photo paper.
Me: I'll get that taken care of and give you an additional discount for placing such a large order.
Boss: Thanks!  I'm glad you came in today!

People are ridiculous.

1 comment:

  1. It's like that parable about the student who waits outside the monestary for three days with no encouragement, and then is ushered in and taught the ways of the Shaolin....