Slightly grumpy post

I have not been feeling all that well. Nothing major, just not feeling well with a bit of a fever. On top of that, I seem to be having nightmares which keep me up at night. So the grumpiness is compounded.

Now, I subscribe to Gevalia coffee. I get a small shipment once every 4 months or so. I like to have it around, but I don’t drink a lot of coffee at home, so 4 boxes every 4 months is more than enough for me. I usually have excess that I keep in my freezer. Needless to say, I don’t want more coffee.

I am on the “do not call” list, which helps keep down on sales calls for the most part. But local sales calls for various things like dance lessons get through anyhow. So, I get a call from a Gevalia sales person wanting me to sign up for an additional service, seasonal coffee selections. Mind you, I see the advertisements and file them in the blue recycle bin every time I get a shipment. If I didn’t respond to them, I think it is safe to say I didn’t want the service.

So the salesperson introduces himself and starts his sales pitch. I listened patiently but he was really going on! I was not feeling well and not too pleased about being called at 9 PM. Finally I interrupt him and tell him that he is wasting his time, I really have no interest in his seasonal coffee shipments. He says that he understands but then continues and goes on about the free gift (a free gift that I have already received from them, therefor do not need). I interrupt him again, telling him precisely how I feel about him continuing, “Look, if you don’t stop calling for sales calls, I will suspend my current service permanently!” “OH,” he says, “Well…..if I can ever be of” thats as far as he got before I hung up.

Just because I subscribe to a service does NOT make it OK to contact me to sell me additional services from the same company.

Yes, I am grumpy.

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