Just working on a sale a day. Anything more is gravy.
Overall a good day today. I actually liked most of the people I met, even the bi-polar guy with the sociopaths grinning from the periphery as he turned from hot to cold didn’t seem all that bad. I was getting a little tired anyway and the amount of any sale I might have made from his business hardly would have been worth the added strain. I wished him good luck and drove off.
Next call though…oh, god. I warn people about this all the time. It amazes me how many people really — truly genuinely — seem to think they know my business better than I do right to the point of demanding things I don’t sell.
“I’m sorry, little miss, but I can’t do that.”
“Oh, yes, you can. I have been doing this for years.”
Doing what for years, pray tell? Actually it is I who have been doing “this” for years and yet people seem to know more than I know. Woe is me, I guess…Poor simple little me. Bah!
If I have time to waste, I’ll take their time with me. I eventually gave up the fight with this stubborn client — temporarily — and said Ok. I said I would get on my computer and see what I could do. (That gave me a few minutes to check email.)
“Nope, sorry. It just isn’t there. I know it is hard to believe, but I can’t sell you that.”
We pushed and pulled a little and I decided I better move on. You have to keep things at a professional level and I was starting to feel more motivated by the sport of sparring than being motivated by a good sale.
No worries though. All in all it was a good day.