Day 264

Please no…

I seriously dislike it when the people from the various cable companies who are staked out in the big box store approach me.  I know they are doing a job, I know they are doing that job as they have been trained. I still wish they would not see me.

I know where they lurk in our local big box store. I usually look before I go that way to see if they are there. To see if they are already busy talking with someone, or to see if I need to take evasive measures. Today when mom and I were in the store she had me moving in circles. It was intended, it was as she remembered what she needed. We had already once gone by where the cable people were lurking, but they were busy and didn’t see us. Mom remembered something which meant going back in that direction. From where we were when she remembered, I simply started down an aisle that was not the domain of the  cable people. As we walked up to the display of what she wanted I heard a voice.

Cable Guy, “Double Trouble.” Which I ignored.

Cable Guy, “Hey Double Trouble.”

This time I looked up. Cable guy, “You two are double trouble right?”

Me, silently groaning. Please, no. At first I had looked at him trying to think if I should know him from somewhere, like social media, until I saw the XYZ cable company name embroidered onto his shirt.

Cable Guy, “You two showing this place what perfection looks like?”

Me, “We have XYZ cable, we have the whole works, there is nothing you can help me with.” I was polite, I was calm. I was adamant.

Cable Guy, “Okay……………….You aren’t moving are you?”

Me, staring now, but simply shakes my head no.

Cable Guy, “Well you two just continue showing the store how its done being awesome.” and finally walks away.

My mother finally speaks, “I bet he thinks I can’t talk since I never said a word.”Me, “Nah, he saw us talking before he walked up. Don’t worry about it. Which of these did you want?”

Still…after that conversation I really felt as if I needed a shower, as if I had been slimed or something. Maybe its just me, but after having been approached like that in the past, I really wish they would stop training their people to approach customers like that. BUT…I could in all honesty tell my son I was not rude. He actually thought it was funny when I told him that apparently those cable people are free range now since he was away from his table in the center aisle.


Last night, I walked into the bathroom to get my robe. Less than a half of an inch above where my robe was hanging, was a spider. Not a ginormous spider, but big enough. My son was still awake, I knocked on his door and asked if he would get the spider. After waiting, and his not getting the spider, I finally went into the kitchen, found a small plastic bowl, a piece of thin cardboard and went and captured the spider, took it to the back door and tossed the whole thing out into the dark. But I didn’t squish it.
This trying to be respectful, not rude, caring and not entitled, is tiring..but feels good.

Not the spider, just the first photo I found..

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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9 Responses to Day 264

  1. John says:

    I feel your frustration. In those situations, I have shut the person right down. Told them that I am not interested in no uncertain terms and walked away. No tolerance for that garbage.

    • I will admit that I have done that, I have even silently waved them off as I passed. My son however lectured me on being rude. Which didn’t go well for him later and in private, but I know I will still simply wave them off or ignore them when alone. I’m in there to get groceries, not have my time wasted by them.

      • John says:

        Thank you. That’s how you handle these people! I understand they are doing their job, but it doesn’t sit well with me these days. I have no tolerance for that.

  2. leendadll says:

    The spider looks to be made of gold in the pic!!

    I tells sales stalkers “Sorry… unemployed. Good luck.” As I keep moving. As a teen, I had a phone sales job. I didn’t do well because I respected no, said thank you, and moved on to the next number.

    • They are actually a bright golden yellow color. They are beautiful spiders but freaky looking when you walk up on them unexpectedly. Most of the time when I see them, if they attempt to bother me and I’m alone, I simply shake my head at them and thankfully they all have respected that. This guy caught me unprepared as he was away from their general area. I kept trying to figure out if I knew him right up until I saw his shirt. then I was annoyed.

  3. Pooja G says:

    I really don’t like being approached cable companies or anyone selling things to be honest. Like you said they’re just doing their job but it can be really annoying and often a waste of time. I usually throw out spiders or anything that gets into my house too lol!

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