Here’s the most over-the-top piece of BS I have ever purveyed to a customer. It’s up against some stiff competition – I do go on – but I think this is genuinely the most outrageous bit of craziness I have slung.
This young woman was having a lot of trouble finding her “Healthy Rewards” frequent shopping card in her wallet. She was getting pretty frustrated – maybe part of me was just trying to take her off the hook.
“Did they teach you the song?”
“Yeah, the Healthy Rewards song.”
“No.” (What’s going on here?)
“Yeah, the card can get kind of shy in your wallet and the song helps it relax and come out.” (OMG, she’s still kind of buying it! I can’t believe this. It’s a little scary to be so far out over my skis, but it’s also a blast!)
“Really?” (This guy is nuts, but I don’t know how to get out of this so I’ll play along.)
“Yeah, let’s try it.” By the time I actually wrapped my hands around her wallet and started to hum this little made up song, it had all gotten so out of control that I could barely take it. Then her eyes caught mine and I knew that she had finally woken up from the spell – and we both laughed really hard.