Saturday, December 27, 2008

Overheard at Dillard's after-Christmas sale

Clerk: Sir, would you like to put this on your Dillard's card?

Customer: No thank you.

Clerk: (laughing) That's not going to make Mr. Dillard very happy!

Customer: But it's going to make Mr. Ramsey happy!

20 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Don't you love how they just assume you have their card?

Anonymous said...

What did YOU buy (with cash, of course!)

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

I exchanged a necklace from my in-laws for one that was 2 inches longer.

Luckily, all jewelry was an additional 40% off, so I ended up with the longer, more expensive version of the necklace and even a little overage on a gift card to spend somewhere else in the store.

Darla~SassyHomemaker said...

Bwahahahahahah, gotta LOVE IT!

LSU Melanie said...

That is tooo funny! Dave would be so proud!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have been presented with this same conversation a time or two. Ok, 100 times or two.
I always say one of two things:
"Well, that would mean I would have to sleep in the dog house and it's so very cold right now." (Sometimes cold changes to hot.)
Makes 'em laugh and I go on about my day.

Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma said...

Awesome! I agree, Dave would love that!

Anonymous said...

I think you should forward this to Dave Ramsey, because I am sure he would get a kick out of it!
Susan

kimberly said...

The other day we were in Target buying a bottle of shampoo and the young checker asked if we'd like to apply for a Target credit card so we could save 10%. I thought my husband was going to have a stroke right there. He asked her if she had ever heard of Dave Ramsey and she looked at him like he had grown a third eyeball. ha!

Kelly said...

It's scripted . The clerks are required to ask you those questions , it's just part of their job .
What you should be appalled at is the practice of asking for your address , phone number and zip code (for special sale notices and discounts) ,then they run a credit check on your info , while they stall you at the desk .
If you "qualify " they will then ask you if you would like a credit card !!!
But don't be upset with the clerk , just let " Mr. Dillard" or whatever company your dealing with know how you feel about these practices .

Anonymous said...

Amen to that ;)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's a good one! I wonder if she knew who "Mr. Ramsey" is. I get so tired of the Target cashiers asking me if I want to save 10% today by opening a credit card - but I know they're required to do so.

Manuela

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I love Dave!

Anonymous said...

I agree it is annoying but the stores MAKE the clerks ask every single person, and if you don't you can be fired. So kindly just say no thank you and know that they really don't care personally if you want it or not, it's just part of their job. I had to do this at Kohls and cringed every time I had to ask someone.

Tee said...

Love it! We facilitate FPU classes at our church. When clerks ask us if we want to charge our purchases or open a new credit card account, my husband always replies, "Have you ever heard of Dave Ramsey?"

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this quota system is everywhere now. In department stores, grocery stores, and yes even your local bank. Have you ever wondered why the friendly cashiers & tellers don't last? It is because of the pressure to produce new business.

A

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Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Don't ya love smart people? That had to make you smile a little!

Christi said...

LOL - that's great!

Anonymous said...

If Mr. Dillard wants to pay for it, go ahead and put it on his card, lol! ;)

Laura