Saturday, April 16, 2011

Do I Know You?

Dear Overhead Door Company of Charleston:

I received your postcard informing me that my garage door may be in need of maintenance.

I understand that regular maintenance is essential for any mechanical object to ensure optimal performance.

I appreciate your kind offer of doing this for the special price of $49.95.

The problem is: I don't have a garage. This can only mean that you sent this postcard pretending that we have an existing business relationship. That you meant to fool me into using your company by making me think that you were being so nice to remind me of something I may have forgotten in my busy day.

Now, if this $49.95 includes the installation of a garage and garage doors, I will accept your offer.

Thank you,

Annoyed that you killed a tree and wasted gas having the postman deliver this to me.

I will tell everyone that I know that your company uses these slimy and pathetic business tactics.

Thor sez: Epic fail!


chuckography said...

Ever receive an offer to extend the warranty on a car your sold years ago? or, worse, one you've driven for 6 years?
Be ever vigilant!

JanetLee said...

Within a year of buying the cruiser, I was getting offers to buy a new car. Um. Really? It's only a year old. I belong to the generation of drive 'em till they fall apart, not get a new one for no reason.

Sharon said...

I love getting offers to join AAA--and I don't know how to drive a car, much less owned one.

Direct mail, which was never a good way to solicit business, is really past its sell-by date at this point.

Sharon said...

But here's what I'm really wondering: I'm reading about all these tornadoes in your neck of the woods and I'm hoping that you and yours, including (perhaps especially) The Boys, are safe!

JanetLee said...

Sharon - we are all fine down here. It never even rained on us. A little north of us, the little town of St. Stephens was hit pretty hard.

One of my brothers lives in Raleigh, but he had no damage, but said it was pretty scary.

Thanks for asking!

Sharon said...