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The "Up Sell"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Sly, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    I come to a simple message board to read about television and music. Now I am being asked to join a worldwide movement. Seems like an upsell to me.
  2. Sly

    Sly Active Member

  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why do you hate America?
  4. Saying "no" can be so taxing.
  5. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    For me, it's the post office that's exhaustive.

    kjim: I'd just like to send this media mail, please.
    usps: Is there anything fragile, flammable or perishable?
    kjim: No. It's media mail - just a book.
    usps: Would you like confirmation of delivery?
    kjim: No thank you. Just media mail, please
    usps: Would you like to purchase any stamps, envelopes, shipping material or phone cards?
    kjim: No thank you. Just media mail, please.

    Yes, life's too short, but get real. It takes almost no time for them to ask (and they're generally continuing to push buttons and ring up merchandise as they're talking anyway - they're on automatic, too) and little time for me to respond.

    Perhaps you've watched "Falling Down" once too often.
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I'm amazed by the way people give out their phone number just because the sales clerk asked for it...like it's required by law to give your phone number when purchasing towels or paper towels.

    Then they can't understand why telemarketers are calling every night during dinner.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    No means fuck no.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If I am asked for phone number I either say it very fast or give them Jenny's phone # 867- 5309
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member


    I hope.
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I actually did that once. And the clerk types it in and the computer says its a fake number, so the clerk says if you didn't want to give your phone number just say no. I just thought to myself, don't ask for my phone number so your people can call me at all hours then.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Am I the only one to whom this thread makes absolutely no sense?
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