Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

"Demand Vacations"

For the past couple of weeks, every few days I've been getting a message in my voicemail from an outfit that turns out to be called "Demand Vacations". They got my name from my throwing my card into one of those "win a car" contests that were at the most recent Seattle Home Show.

Well, got in touch with them, and they wanted to give me a "free vacation" and a "digital camera" if I come listen to their pitch. What the hey, I'm relatively resistant to sales pitches, especially to "vacation ownership" so I made the appointment, and today I went.

Listened to the group pitch, and was again reminded why I so distrust to the point of almost loathing big beefy well-tanned guys with the gift of glamor and sales training.

But here's the good bit. After the main warmup, before they started the hardcore pitch, they culled all of us single guys out of the herd, and told us "we get garbage results from single men, you guys can't commit, so it's a waste of our time, unless you say now that you're interested in buying, we'll just give you gift and get you out of our way."

Well. That was fine by me.

So now I've got a really cheap 352x288 digicam (which I think I can buy in bulk for under twenty bucks), and a gift certificate for an inconviently scheduled "vacation" in a Holiday Inn (airfare not included).


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