Thursday, June 03, 2004

Hard Sell

I went to a "financial forum" for women yesterday, sponsored by the local business journal, the local television station, and one of the 'local' banks. (I say 'local' because even though they are all over the region, this particular bank is headquartered in another state.) New York real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran was the keynote speaker. She was great - down to earth and funny. And of course, she's written a book. Which the bank was giving to all participants - IF you made an appointment with one of their 'relationship professionals' to come talk to you about your financial needs. It was a hard sell, one that I found insulting and annoying.

I've decided I don't want to go into sales. To quote Lloyd Dobler from the movie "Say Anything" starring one of my favorite actors of all time, John Cusack:

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

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