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Chain Store Club Cards

The only thing I don't love about book stores is the pushy cashiers with thier book store club cards.  No polite decline is acceptable, they just push with date rapist tenacity, "Let me tell you about the card. You know you want it. Take the card. You'll love it, just sign up. Your mouth says "no" but your eyes say "Sign me up for a discount card"

It's not the card itself, it's anything that's pushed on me with such enthusiasm, my knee-jerk reaction is to reject it. Plus it's not just "sure, ok" It's slow down the line while you fill out a form and everyone behind you gives you hateful dagger eyes the whole time.

Damn them! Damn their pushy discount cards!

MechanicalBull MechanicalBull 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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Date Rape Tenacity <br />
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haha<br />
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Do you drug all your Dates ?<br />
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You should be in Jail<br />
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Section 18<br />
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For Nonces

I got a card in a bookstore and I only use it when the cashier reminds me.

This is exactly why I shop in a small bookstore. The owner knows exactly what books I have read and if I am in too much of a rush to spend time browsing I can ask her for a recommendation and she will tell me what I should like based on the books I always read!! It costs a bit more than the big stores - but the service is priceless!! :-)

I used to work for a big bookstore and though I rarely cashiered. I can tell you that they really want us to make sure we are asking everybody. Even when I worked for a big furniture company (that's now gone after bankruptcy) it was the same with their credit card. From being on the other side, I have to tell you I didn't like it either. I'm sure I didn't have any enthusiasm for this - especially the credit card. Somehow the bosses were tracking this and the head cashiers had to make sure we were all doing this. We were always being watched.<br />
I don't like saying the same thing to everyone everyday. It's like being a robot.