I admire the persistence of roofing companies, but they annoy me at the same time. Here’s a rundown of what just happened at my house.
Random roofing sales dude: “Hi, sir, I’m so-and-so with random roofing company. We’re in the neighborhood today offering free roof inspections. Have you had your roof inspected since the hail storms this Spring?”
Me: “No, but we can’t really do that right now.”
Sales dude: “Well, why not?”
Me: “Because we have a newborn baby sleeping.”
Sales dude: “We could come back tomorrow.”
Me: “No thanks.”
I mean, seriously. Do you really think I want someone climbing around on my roof right after we had a baby? Maybe I’m just cranky from lack of sleep, but I think it’s important to really pay attention to other people’s needs and desires when you’re trying to sell something. This guy didn’t really get that concept. He just wanted to make a sale.
[image via MJM]