Four times over the past weeks, I have walked into a tech shop to buy a CD player. Four times I have left empty-handed.
My most recent encounter with a tech sales person started off with a brisk walk to the Ipod docking stations.
-No, no, I said. CDs, not Ipod.
-Oh, but you not put your CD’s on your Ipod?
I don’t have an Ipod. (this isn’t strictly true, I just find it tiresome to use) …and I don’t want one, just a CD player.
Next we ended up by the DVD players.
-Here, CD player.
-That’s a DVD player.
-Yes, play CD also!
- Do you have one that’s JUST a CD player?
- So…you have DVD player already?
- No, I don’t want one.
- Why you not want DVD player?
- I don’t have a TV.
At this point the salesperson stared at me like I was from outer space.
- We have very good offer. TV, DVD, Ipod player blblblablabla…play CD also!
- But that’s like buying a car to light a cigarette.
…and saying this I realised that there is no chance in hell that the sales boy and I would ever understand each other…and I would NEVER leave that shop with a normal CD player. I left empty-handed again.
On a different note: Do cars still come with lighters or have the NO SMOKING police put a stop to this as well? The way they put their noses into everything, you’d almost think smoking was bad for you!