Feb. 22nd, 2011

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I bought a mattress yesterday. It's the Presidents' Day thing to do.


It was an interesting experience. The mattress sales industry is very old-fasioned. It's all about salespeople and commissions.

"Hi, what can I help you find?"
"Oh, I'm just looking for a mattress." Buzz off.
"Ok, well, we have all kinds. Here, try this one... and this one... and this one. Which one do you like?"
"I guess this one, but it's too expensive. I'm going to do some more shopping."
"What if I got you a used one for the price you want?" Ew.
"Um, well, I'm going to look around some more."
"Why? What else do you want?"
"Well, I just want to shop around."
"But if we have what you want, why would you shop around?"
"I'm going to go."
"Why? How can I get you to buy this?" (with total desperation)
"I gotta go. I'll probably be back."

Couldn't get out of there fast enough. Bought a mattress from the next store over. It arrives Friday!


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