BE NICE TO OLD PEOPLE! Like 3 Twitter Debbie D Follow Sept. 11, 2016, 11:02 p.m. in Life and Styles Views: 847 Like us on facebook Recently, as I was browsing laptops at an office store a young salesman approached me. "Man" is actually a bit of a stretch. He looked about twelve years old and was unusually short. I'm not exactly up on all the latest technology. Hell, my cell phone doesn't even have internet and I only use it for emergencies. Are you all recoiling in horror now? :D Let me explain, not that I need to--- Working from home, I spend a lot of time online. When I go out, my preference is to get away from it - not carry it around with me. Plus, I don't see the point of paying a hefty monthly fee for a cell phone that mostly sleeps in my purse or pocket. It's a prepaid one and costs about $100 a year. Good enough! I also still buy CDs and DVDs, because I have the equipment to play them, so why not? It's the "old dog, new tricks" scenario. Back to the salesman--- Computer manufacturers are starting to phase out DVD/CD drives, so I asked if a particular model had one. Smart-ass kid says, "Oh, that's so 10 years ago!" Smirk, smirk. "Why take that extra step when you can stream everything online?" At this point, my patience and good humour were still intact: "Because it's what I'm used to. Some of us still prefer the old way. Could you please give me the model number, for comparison purposes?" He literally rolled his eyes and pointed to the sticker on the computer. "It's right there. Just take a picture of it." Impertinent little shit! Switching to icy, staccato tone: It would be quicker for you to write it down, than for me to rummage through my purse, locate the phone, turn it on and take a photo." Looking perplexed, he mumbled, "let me find a pen" (in an office supply store!) and took off down the aisle. I was half expecting him not to come back, but he did, complete with a pre-printed spec sheet. I smiled and said: "See, that wasn't so hard. You should be nice to old people. There are a lot of us and we buy stuff." He looked a little sheepish now. Silly boy! Why alienate a potential buyer? Rather than having to deal with Mr. Impudence again, I checked out the specs and ordered the laptop online. No commission for him! BE NICE TO OLD PEOPLE! Have you ever encountered a rude salesperson? How did you handle it? Looking forward to your comments! Connect with Debbie here: WEBSITE FB TWITTER G+ LINKEDIN YOUTUBE PINTEREST INSTAGRAM AMAZON GOODREADS RSS FEED Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments J.Gi Federizo reply / view replies (0) Sept. 12, 2016, 7:34 p.m. Either that boy needs more training on proper customer service or they don't really have a program to train their people. that said, you don't need training to be polite. "i'm not exactly up on all the latest technology. hell, my cell phone doesn't even have internet and i only use it for emergencies. are you all recoiling in horror now?" nope. i can relate. to think i work in a technology driven environment. Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Debbie D reply / view replies (0) Sept. 12, 2016, 4:26 p.m. Trouble with the commenting system? try leaving a reply under this one. sorry for the inconvenience! Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Michele Truhlik reply / view replies (2) Sept. 12, 2016, 10:20 a.m. I really enjoyed your story! i wonder if that guy knew that he blew his commission? the ignorance of youth... :) Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Lee Gaitan reply / view replies (2) Sept. 12, 2016, 1:34 p.m. I can't believe you resisted the urge to strangle the little jerk! if it makes you feel any better when i finally broke down and got rid of my flip phone four years ago, the embryo who waited on me called people from the back room to come "look at this thing." Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Debbie D. Sept. 12, 2016, 4:19 p.m. It's sad, isn't it, lee ? there's no respect anymore. now i sound like rodney dangerfield. ☺ Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Debbie D. Sept. 12, 2016, 4:23 p.m. Instead of strangling the little prick, i wrote about it. almost as cathartic. ☺ these young punks sure have no respect for their elders, do they? thanks for sharing your story, lee. Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Debbie D. reply / view replies (0) Sept. 12, 2016, 4:21 p.m. Thanks, michele; i don't think he knew and that's too bad. i would have liked to rub it in his face. lol Your comment was successful. Full Name* Message* Load More Related Article Life and Styles How to hold a conversation Life and Styles Everyone Has That One Person Life and Styles My Birthday!