Wednesday, March 9, 2016

No, Thank You. I'm Not Interested. Really!

Today my work and errands took me to another part of town.  While I was there I decided to go to a class at a different branch of my gym.  At the gym I swiped my card at the front desk, then walked over to the group exercise room area to wait for the previous class to end.  There were two other people standing by the door.  One of them (a middle aged woman) asked my name, offered her hand, and introduced herself.

After some chit chat about what I could expect in the class she asked what kind of work I did or if I was retired.  Then she inquired if I'd heard of the company she worked for, which sold a greens supplement product that offered a day's worth of fruits and vegetables in a convenient powdered form.  I said I hadn't.   At this point the other class was over and we started to go into the room,

While we were walking I told her I agreed that people needed to get a lot of nutrients each day, but I preferred to eat the real thing. She countered by telling me her product was good for those days when they were inconvenient to prepare.

We claimed spaces in the fitness room.  Because I didn't want anyone to watch me in the unfamiliar class I chose the back corner over to the right .  The woman stopped in the center of the room, but then walked over to me to continue the conversation.  Even though I'd tried to indicate I wasn't interested in her product,  she continued, asking if I'd like a sample or one of her business cards. I declined both.  Fortunately, at that point the class started.

After the class was over I went into the bathroom, then got ready to leave.  The woman was standing outside the building talking to someone else, and I didn't break my stride as I said goodbye.

7 comments:

  1. oh dear, luckily it's not your regular gym.

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    1. I hadn't thought about that! You're right.

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  2. Those nutrient folks are the worst!

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    1. I haven't interacted with any other people who were selling nutrients, but if this woman is representative I don't think I want to :-)

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  3. Wow, how rude to keep pushing her supplements in your leisure time when you were clearly not interested! One thing to mention them and ask if you're interested, but to insist like that is not cool.

    Thank heavens you don't have to go back there!

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    1. Fortunately, I have a thick skin and let her repeated requests roll off. I agree that it's good I won't have to interact with her again.

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  4. Gosh that's really kind of rude.

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