Thursday 29 January 2015

Never mess with a carpet salesman

There I was, 'sat sitting here' planning a visit to the carpet shop we always use, although it's been a while since I was last there. I found the little industrial estate where I thought they were located on Street View but the shop name was different and in fact it looked nothing like I remembered.

So, having found some previous paperwork I gave them a ring:

Me: Hi there, is that XXXXX Carpets?

Salesman: Indeed it is Madam, how can I help?

Me: It's been a while since I was last in your shop but I plan to drive over to discuss a carpet refit. The thing is, I can't pinpoint you so can you please tell me exactly where you are?

Salesman - without missing a beat: Of course Madam, right now I'm out the back of the shop, to the left hand side, standing by the kettle.

Me: Bwahahahaha, snort, snuffle, sob, squeak.

Picked self up off the floor and then had a sensible conversation (during which it transpired that they're just a bit further on than I was looking) - but it did make my afternoon :)



  1. Bwa ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! XXX

  2. Fabulous Di - it certainly made me laugh!
    Kath x

  3. Well, he was extremely precise Di, and it did give you and us a laugh!!!!!

  4. Don't you love a sense of humour!


  5. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOO funny!!!

  6. First rule in retail, make your customer laugh and you`re almost guaranteed a sale and even a friend referral
    Lynne xxx

  7. Tee Hee. Too Funny. Thanks for the laugh.

  8. He's so sharp he wants to watch he doesn't cut himself!!! LOL
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  9. Love it! I would absolutely have to buy from somebody like that!

  10. That just made me laugh out loud, I think I scared my Hubbie lol. Hugs, Amanda x

  11. It's great when you get someone with a sense of humour! :)

  12. Ah, if only the world were filled with more quick-witted and jolly folk in the world! I'm glad you shared this, Di, and I'm glad you are giving him your business!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. That did make me laugh. I´m so glad you shared it. Kate x

  14. Now that's customer service with a smile! Gotta love it :)

  15. OMGosh, that is so funny!!! What a great day that had to be after that!!! Love it! Love when people have such a great sense of humor. Hugs, Brenda

  16. He was just about to give you GPS coordinates when you started laughing....!

  17. Bwahahahaaaa! Now I know what you were talking about earlier.


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