Just a minute ago Alice was at my door. Really, she wanted to take over all my communication channels and suck my money out of me. I thought she was pretty, but I think she is really ugly. Don’t let the images trick you!
I am still baffled by the rudeness that guy was putting on.
The bell rang, I opened and there were two guys standing there. The one closest to me was the one talking. He was holding a block of paper and looked like some official guy that came to read the gas counter or alike. But when he said “I am coming to inform you that we are lowering the prices.” I knew there was something wrong with this guy. He was looking at me the first 10 seconds just to have eye contact (Oh, God. I made eye contact. - Wayne’s World). Then he looked down on his paper while talking to me, which - I have to admit - was smart and made me feel like I had to give answers and have to act now. Clever but quite rude!
I asked him what company he is from and what he wants. He was talking really quick, almost as if he intended me not to understand him and said “Alice whatever”. In Germany Alice is quite known I guess, they had some clever advertising everywhere. And until today Alice was kind of sympathetic to me - not anymore!
I still had the feeling as if I was in charge of telling this guy something and that I owed him. It took me a while to realize that I just had to tell him to go home and that I could also let my lips form the words. I told him that I do already have a phone company that I am happy with. He said that he could also offer DSL, which I replied again that I have that too and I am happy with it. It was kind of friendly but actually each one of us just had one goal. He wanted me to sign a contract and I just wanted to close my door as soon as possible.
Finally, I guess it was not even a minute, I told him that I will not become his customer and closed the door. Oh man, that somehow left me quite surprised but actually just because of his cold-blooded way of talking me into a contract. Shivery …
Picture from www.alice-dsl.de