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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    It takes less than 3 seconds to sign something. Add in 10 seconds for the "excuse me a sec..."

    Its annoying and a little rude by the postie but you'd hardly break step signing for it.
    If you just simply signed for something at my gaff you'd be in for a kicking if you hadn't first checked packet/parcel was at correct address and that it was safe, secure and undamaged... So, I make that more than three seconds especially if you have spell your name out for postie to tap it into his device as well as make your squiggle on the screen...
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaSteve View Post
    If you just simply signed for something at my gaff you'd be in for a kicking if you hadn't first checked packet/parcel was at correct address and that it was safe, secure and undamaged... So, I make that more than three seconds especially if you have spell your name out for postie to tap it into his device as well as make your squiggle on the screen...
    C'mon Steve, 3 seconds becomes 6 seconds to look at an address and the state of the packaging. And time yourself to say "excuse me a second..." The whole thing can be completed in less than 30 seconds easily. Yes the postie was rude but I wonder how many places he gets asked to wait a minute, X a hundred+ deliveries. You could add an hour on a postie's day fairly quickly.
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    I find waiting politely will often yield better results than being rude and imptaitient.
    Sadly modern life and society doesn't give you that relationship you used to have with your postie, and as a result polite interaction you used to get is gone....in general.
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    When I was brought up, it was pretty simple. If you want to interrupt someone then you stand quietly to the side until they acknowledge you. The "interruptee" calls the tune, not the "interrupter"

    Also, what if Smiffy's negotiations had just reached that critical stage where the customer is about to make his/her final decision and it could go either way? The "Hang on, I'll be right back" moment MIGHT just lose him the sale
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
    When I was brought up, it was pretty simple. If you want to interrupt someone then you stand quietly to the side until they acknowledge you. The "interruptee" calls the tune, not the "interrupter"

    Also, what if Smiffy's negotiations had just reached that critical stage where the customer is about to make his/her final decision and it could go either way? The "Hang on, I'll be right back" moment MIGHT just lose him the sale
    This is why most buisnesses have receptionists.

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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
    When I was brought up, it was pretty simple. If you want to interrupt someone then you stand quietly to the side until they acknowledge you. The "interruptee" calls the tune, not the "interrupter"

    Also, what if Smiffy's negotiations had just reached that critical stage where the customer is about to make his/her final decision and it could go either way? The "Hang on, I'll be right back" moment MIGHT just lose him the sale
    He probably had the client in a headlock, and was forcing him to sign. I think that is his sales technique.
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    On a similar but slightly different track, why is it that the telephone "potential customer with a query" takes precedence over the in store customer who may be about to commit to buying?

    I've been that "in store customer" on more than one occasion when the sales person's phone has rung and I have walked out after a few minutes of waiting.

    You're not wrong Smiffy. The customer comes first.

    (Unless of course Postie was delivering your latest club acquisition)
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Leftie View Post

    (Unless of course Postie was delivering your latest club acquisition)
    Another chipper ?
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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    you certainly seem very petty

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    Re: Was I wrong?????

    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    you certainly seem very petty
    Is it petty?

    I had a postman hand a £4500 watch to a customer who was walking around our yard, thankfully they said they didn't work here and were honest or that could have been taken and then I'd have been battling for a refund of replacement after it had been signed for and supposedly delivered.
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