Thursday, July 29, 2010

Avoiding Grogeous Sales Men

For the past few years I have been teaching myself financial discipline. A simple, yet comfortable retirement has been one of my dreams, and I have been seriously working on it.

One of the things I have taught myself is never to be seduced by an attractive salesman. There is something about good looking sales men that I find it difficult to refuse to pay for something when the sales man asks me to.

I remember losing several thousand bucks for purchases I have never thought of. In two different instances, I was approached by two good looking real estate agents offering two diferent condominium units. In both instances they successfully convinced me to pay Php25,000 each for the reservation of condo units. After a month or two, I realized I don't to be financially committed for something I'm not very much into. In the end, both of my payments got forfeited.

When I was in college, a gorgeous guy used to sell peanuts inside SM Sta. Mesa. I would purchase from him just so I could stare at his lovely eyes. It came to a point that he knew I was deeply attracted to him that everytime I came, he would ask an extra Php50 from me ("pamasehe lang pauwi"). And I didn't mind letting go of my money.

Just yeterday, I was walking along Trinoma. I saw the Viktor Jeans shop. And inside the shop was a muscled, gorgeous guy working as a sales man. I was about to enter when I realized there is no way I'll be able to refuse this guy. And purchasing a pair of jeans for about Php10,000 was not in my budget at the moment. So even if my credit card was willing to make this guy happy, with all my will, I refused to step inside the shop and ran straight to my gym.

Now, I'm learning.

PS I'm dating a good looking sales manager now. And thank god he has never tried selling anything to me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a salesman myself.. Just cant help but smile :) Its our job to be nice, friendly and of course to be gorgeous.. but however, customers cant distinguish being friendly with flirting... but of course, we are flirt, the thing is its just purely business. Had this unforgetable experience with rich film director.

When I was still living in manila, I worked as an Acc.Exec in an Insurance company.. had this presentation in the condo of this film director. I was shocked when he handed me a boxer brief and a shirt.. he told me to relax first and we can do the transactions. Although, I was deeply shocked by his frankness, I was still polite and professional and decline his offers.

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

when i was much younger, i was about to ward off this type of social magnetism of salesmen by staring deeply into their eyes. most would shutter from the intensity. it was the ones that would stare deeply back where i was powerless. haha.

Anonymous said...

CAR SALESMEN...there's an abundant supply of 'em in car lots (new + prev owned) especially high-end downtown dealerships. BTW one of my many ex(es) was from the business. he sold me my first car and we spent all the commission he got from me painting the town maple red...o that was FUN!

burning faggot said...

nice template!

Anonymous said...

Your post reminded me of the time I would buy coffee everyday at starbucks 6750 just to see my favorite barista, Gford Lara. I stopped drinking coffee after he left starbucks to pursue his modeling career.

Anonymous said...

the best salesman in the world is the one who sells his body. - marvin

Anonymous said...

hayyy same here saw a gorgeous salesman in F&H Robinsons East... kulang nalang isama ko sya sa dressing room....

John said...

kailangan ba talagang ganito taung mga gays... ayoko ko ata...