Our trip was great. I got to see friends and spend time with wonderful people and now we’re safely home with beautiful memories. No one pointed and laughed at what I wore, so evidently it was appropriate and I even wore shoes. Well, most of the time.
We have another trip coming in May. To say that I’m less than enthusiastic would be an understatement. But more than that, I am totally bewildered as to why we’re going. This is all Nick’s doing and while I’ve agreed to accompany him I’ve already told him – never again!
We’re driving to the beach, several hours away, to listen to a sales pitch for a timeshare! Neither of us wants a timeshare, neither of us would ever consider buying a timeshare. Why the hell are we doing this?
I despise listening to a sales pitches – whether it’s for something we really want (new windows for our home) or something I do not want (a timeshare.) When Nick told me I just stared at him in stunned silence. His thought was, ‘Come on, it’s a free three day beach trip and all we have to do is listen to a ninety minute presentation.’
First this ‘ninety minutes’ usually turns into half a day. That notwithstanding, I’m too old to waste ninety seconds, much less ninety minutes, listening about something in which I have zero interest.
I feel bad for the person making the pitch – I know they're trying to make a living, but their pat sales pitch makes me want to leap over the table and strangle them. When the window guy came, he kept bringing out samples of various type window frames and asking, “Would you want this type in your house?” They all looked like window frames to me.
Finally, I snapped, “I haven’t read your script so I don’t know what my answer is supposed to be. Put away the crap you aren’t going to use and show me what you’re selling or just leave!” I rarely snap like this – I know many of these are young people doing exactly what their bosses have trained them to do, but I don’t have to play along. I feel even worse, knowing that before they even begin, that we’re not buying what they’re selling so we’re just wasting their time and ours.
Nick voluntarily put me in this horrible situation. And for what? A three day beach trip – he doesn’t even like the beach that much. We may not be rolling in dough, but we can afford a three day vacation on our own and if we can’t I’m willing to sell blood or something! But never, never again will I go to one of these dreadful things.
Thank you, thank you – I really needed to get that off my chest. I realize this is certainly a ‘first-world problem.’ Nick hasn’t exactly asked me to accompany him to the depths of hell and we’ll probably have a good time. You’ve given me a chance to rant here and I really needed it. I know Nick won’t see it because he never reads my blog… but, that a rant for another day.
I am laughing my head off over here. I love this rant, PK! Sell blood, huh? Oh gosh, you are just so dang funny when you're honest and a bit pissed off. Pissed Kitty! Hugs, WindyReplyDelete
Pissed Kitty is exactly how I feel! This is crazy.Delete
I'm with Windy ... a prime example of PK living up to her name ... lol!! and I'm with you ... I hate sales pitches, especially ones where you go in knowing you are not buying. I'd convince Nick to cancel and do something you'd really like to do.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear you had a good time at the wedding! ... nj ... xx
I've tried. He seems to want to do it and I'm at a loss as to why. He seems to see it as a big joke.Delete
Well helll pissed kitty lol. Sales pitches drive me up the wall and there's no way I would go to a time share pitch. I hope you do get some fun out of the trip and that the entire time doesn't turn into one giant sales pitch.ReplyDelete
I swear if it goes on too long I'll go sit in the car and read.Delete
I am soooo with you on this one...what a waste of time...and my sanity. I think it is a male thing....bring your phone , sit in the back of the room, put it on silent and be rude...hugs abbyReplyDelete
Not a bad idea - but it's hard for me. I try to be polite. I'll be polite for 90 minutes, but then it game on!Delete
Oh my, I've been to one of these timeshare big sells when we were in Spain, why we went, I still don't know as P hates things like this as do I.ReplyDelete
Let's hope you were young and foolish. We're too old for this.Delete
Oh, rant away, PK, these sales pitches aren’t worth the visit, especially when you know you’re not going to buy. Time shares seem a bit dodgy nowadays anyway.ReplyDelete
Right! I was surprised to hear they were still around.Delete
What a bummer. Those things are horrible to sit through. One time and never again. We enjoy your blog. Started our own too. Check us out. We live a strict male chastity/flr/dd life. It has brought us closer than evr before.ReplyDelete
I agree, they are horrible! Thanks for coming by. I stopped by your site. Very interesting and different. To each their own!Delete
I've never convinced Ray to sit through one of these things, but 3 days at the beach. The ones I've usually suggested were in Mexico. My brother and sister-in-law used to do it all the time but...ReplyDelete
Smart Ray! You're welcome to sit through the presentation with Nick.Delete
I understand as I would not want to sit through a sales pitch for something I had no intention of following through on either. However, with any luck you can just blank out and write stories in your head during the whole thing (I know you can do that) and then hopefully the two of you can just relax and enjoy the rest of the time together. :-) HugsReplyDelete
Now THIS is a good idea! Best thing about writing, I can do it anywhere. Thanks, Terps.Delete
Ug. We did one of these and we never got the promised gift for sitting through it. FYI, they started at 10K and we talked them down to 2K and then we figured if they were willing to go that low they weren't on the up and up. Talk about a waste of time and energy. I'm with you...never again.ReplyDelete
I have threatened Nick's life if he so much as ask one question. They have 90 minutes - period. Then I'm off to the car!Delete
There's a DD story in this, for sure! :)ReplyDelete
If I were the spanker in the family there would already have been a hell of a story!Delete
Good luck with this upcoming trip, it’s very, very nice of you to agree to do this. I hope the beach is beautiful but I’d try to keep the sales pitch as short as possible. :)ReplyDelete
LOL I think I'm nice too. And if he really, really knew how much I'm dreading this he'd think so too!Delete