WE’VE all been on the receiving end at some point. A sales pitch that isn’t going quite to plan, a salesman resorting to ever more desperate tactics to try and seal the deal.
Perhaps a contract has been produced, and a wee bit of pressure is being applied. Don’t worry about all that small print, he says, in what he hopes is a breezy tone. He coughs, and adjusts his collar. “That’s just some technical stuff,” he mumbles, as his cheeks redden.
A query about the wording of a clause is met with a wave of the hand. “You’ve already agreed to that, remember? I explained that part already. Nothing to worry about. Now if you could just sign here, here and here…”
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Published in The National on May 18 2018.