Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Annoying Things My Sales Reps Do and Say to Me, Vol. (is anyone really counting these?)


Today, when asked about pricing during a presentation my sales rep and I did for some clients, my sales rep replied that he would get the initial pricing from our finance people and then he would try to "Jew them down."

He actually said this. To our clients.

The only thing that kept me from bitch slapping him later is that he happens to be Jewish. But no matter. There are certain things you don't say in any kind of professional setting, let alone in front of one's clients.

And I believe "Jew them down" would be one of them.



Would somebody please help me get the fuck out of here?



Love,
CP

23 comments:

Chris said...

Yeah, I'd say that's a tad inappropriate. What a schlemiel!

Bluez said...

Schmuck!

BeckEye said...

You should've grabbed him by his low-hanging fruit and squeezed.

pg said...

You should show more compassion to the over-circumcised.

chelene said...

How charming. You don't get much more inappropriate than that.

Jake's Mom said...

UFFDA!

lulu said...

That's class.

Dale said...

Jew-cy story! Someone made a similar remark to me and the Jewish lady beside me on the train one day and neither of us could believe it afterward. I was going to end this comment with 'the dumb wop' but that would be just as bad.

Dino aka Katy said...

wow talk about being professional!!!! Nice job. I guess he needs to be sent to a sensitivity seminar

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Yeah, you should have WASPed him and then damn dirty Mexicaned his dumb ass.

Zed said...

I can help get you out of there, CP. I need a housekeeper once a week, no windows. Interested? $87/week. Please let me know asap.

Hey, it's WORK ...

:)

GrizzBabe said...

That reminds of the time I worked retail and one of my co-workers lovingly refered to her sister's newly adopted Chinese daughter as her "little chink baby."

I tried to explain to her that calling someone a chink is highly offensive but soon found I was wasting my breath.

Bubs said...

See, I just assumed everyone talks like that. Now, thanks to your post, I find it heartening that there are places where people only occasionally say wildly inappropriate things.

PG said...

Grizzbabe, can CP and PG borrow the LCB for the MG? There might be $200 in it for someone somewhere...

Beth said...

They shut down Eddie Griffin for using the N-word, so a precedent has been set.

Keith Kennedy said...

I'd say a bitch slap would have been approriate.

Or at least a public apology from you to the customers in front of him for him being so fucking stupid.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Just the other day, I was just asking an ex-pat New Yawker who is Jewish, "just what exactly is a momser"? He said "it's someone who is a bit of an a**h*le."

Then you give me this fine example of a momser right here. A sheynam dank, Coaster.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what are you still doing there? Take a leave of absence, and after you have written your novel and are on a 50-city book tour, you won't ever have to go back!

Your Cousin Cathy

Melinda June said...

I've kick three friends to the curb for this kind of nonsense. You should have beaten him senseless.

If you worked for my company, you could file a mutual respect complaint, you know. =)

Coaster Punchman said...

MJ, I know about JF. Who are the other two?

Melinda June said...

One friend from Luther and one from work. (And I DID file a mutual respect complaint.)

Grant Miller said...

I'm really counting these.

Old Lady said...

You would have to get out of Sales. I think I will start parlaying some of my years of being in Sales, especially around Hallowe'en.