I went to Best Buy today to purchase two phones: a cordless one for the downstairs and a cheap one for the loft. I pay for the merchandise and here’s what I get:
*Cashier: Is that all today?
Cashier: [Ringing up the purchase] What is your zip code?
Me: You don’t need that.
Cashier: [Pointing at a stack of magazines on the counter] Which of these magazines would you like a subscription to? You get it free with your purchase.
Me: None of them, thanks.
Cashier: May I have your phone number?
Look, I’ve given you my money, haven’t I? Is there any more need to market me to death or put me on a bajillion mailing lists? Instead of trying to nickel-and-dime your patrons, why don’t your suits put their energy into improving costumer service?
This might seem like a seriously weak pitting, but I’m sick and tired of constantly being tracked by Corporate America. Good job, Best Buy. Next time I’ll think twice before coming to you with my home electronics needs.