It's that time again over at Mama Kat's. Head on over to participate.
This week I decided to go with #4's prompt.....
4.) Write about an interaction you had with a salesman.
Oh how I'll never forget this. It was me, my husband (fiance at the time) and his sister. It was somewhere around 1998. We thought we would take a drive out to some dealerships since my husband was interested in looking to buy a Dodge Stealth or the Mitsubishi 3000GT. They both look very similar.
We made our way to a dealership in Roseville, CA near Sacramento. It was probably around 7pm that night. We were looking around and a salesman came up to help us. We told him what we were looking for and the guy said he had a used Mitsubishi 3000GT. It was red and my hubby wanted to take it for a test drive. The car is really only a 2 seater and I wanted to go for the test drive too. The sales guy said he needed some sort of collateral to let my husband drive it without the sales guy with him so my husband gave him the keys to his truck. We took it for a spin and yep, my man wanted the car.
When we returned we went into one of the offices to sit down and hash out some numbers. The guy showed us a deal and it went back and forth but we really felt like he was trying to rip us off. We were young and he probably saw gullibility. My husband asked me to call my dad to get his opinion on the offer. My dad said he would walk out that it was too much money. I get off the phone and I said my dad didn't think it was a good deal. The sales guy has the nerve to tell ME my dad doesn't know what he's talking about. The tension in the room I must say thickened. You could cut it with a knife.
We told the guy he was trying to rip us off and that we just wanted the keys back to our car and we'll just leave. He tried to explain to us that it was a great deal and telling us of the performance of the car (who gives a shit! The car is USED!) and why the price was what it was. We told him it was too much for it being a used car. He said he would be right back, see if he could come up with another deal. We watched him out there talking with the guys making the offers. Meanwhile, we see him come back, without our car keys. This guy doesn't get it does he?
He offers us the new deal and we're getting pissed at this point. We tell him we just want our keys. He wouldn't give them to us so what happens next? Does my man who is 6'5", 250 lbs (at the time. He's bigger now.) get up in this guys face? No.....I DO!! (I told you I was a firecracker, right?) Little 'ol me who is all of 5'3", 135 lbs gets into this guys face. I couldn't help myself. This guy was pissing me off and I had had enough of his crap. I was telling to go "F" himself and to give us our "F'n" keys. Their was yelling and cussing. Honestly, the whole situation was surreal. My husband had gotten up at this point and got into the guys face where at that point the guy went to go get the car keys.
I just have to say, we haven't been back to that dealership. We've told our friends and anyone else about this story hopefully to deter them from ever going through what we went through. I just can't believe the audacity of that guy to tell me my dad doesn't know what he's talking about and to keep my husband's car keys from him. Did he REALLY think he was gonna sell a car like that??? Just another arragant salesman!!!