Another post with some stuff in it

November 18, 2007

AE says she is a sucker for a good sales pitch. And I would have to say the same. I'm a sucker for an infomercial. I fall for almost every one I've ever seen, but of course I am much, much too sensible to buy right then, so I write the item down on a sticky note and stick it on my desk. Or if I can't find a sticky note I will write it on the back of a receipt, or on a napkin, or on the bottom of my shoe, whatever I might have handy. Luckily I am smart enough not to watch many infomercials, because I am all too aware of my weakness. The result is, that I still remember every one I have seen and fallen for. P90X. The shark Vacuum. The LaPress. Ah the La Press. I could chop all my vegetables with just the pull of a lever. Sigh. Anyhoo, it is the opposite with a direct sales presentation. I am too busy being annoyed at the sales man to buy anything. I'm not even paying attention; instead I am deciding between kicking him in the shins or pointing over his shoulder and saying, "What in the world can that be?", so that I can make a run for it. It doesn't really matter where I am, or what they are selling, just the fact they are all up in my business wanting me to buy something really fills me with much indignant emotion!

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  1. I've not watched the LaPress infomercial or heard of it, and couldn't find it on Google. It sounds like my kind of appliance. Where does one find out more about it?

  2. Oh, that cricut infomercial that I didn't get to write down....
    I have kicked salemen in the shins, before, it's the ones that offer me a free whatever to listen to the pitch, them's the ones what get me.

  3. Ooo, my sister is law has a cricut. She loves it. Guess I'm not helping with your informercial issues. Don't watch them, I guess it's the only way to do it.