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Deodorant, sir?

posted at 11:43 pm
on Oct. 21, 2008

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I went to pick up my shirts from a new dry cleaner today.

It’s just across the street from my house, so very convenient, and it looked like the kind of dry cleaner that takes good care of your clothes. (One I went to when I first came to Vancouver used to staple their claim tickets to the bottom of my shirts.  Staple!)

So I’d dropped off my clothes last week, told the fellow no hurry, and then forgotten about it for a day or two, so today was pickup day.

After I’d paid for the shirts, he looks at me and asks, “Do you use deodorant?”

Uh, yeah, why?

“Well, here sir,”—and he offers me this free sample of deodorant, Gillette clinical strength somethingorother.

Free sample, he said. He’d been contacted by Gillette and had a bunch of these to give away to his “best customers.”

Now, I don’t know if he decided while washing my clothes that I was in sore and dire need of this particular product, or if the fact that I was spending $100 on dry cleaning—it has been months since I’ve taken any in, so I had quite a pile built up by Susie and I—meant I was in the non-wanting-to-smell demographic.

But overall, I think it’s a risky proposition to be telling your new clients that they, in a nutshell, stink.

Just something to think over.



 
 

 

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Haha!
No hint that he realized the strangeness of his question or suggestion?
Funny!

 

Posted by Jason
  at 10:53 am on Oct. 22, 2008

 

 

 

literally LOL.

 

Posted by Kathryn A Ashe
  at 11:38 am on Nov. 8, 2008

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