The “Annoying” Author

David Goldstein - Our Annoying WorldIf you’d like to give me direct comments or suggestions (non-goatee related) feel free to EMAIL me at:  ourannoyingworld (at) gmail (dot) com

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4 Responses to The “Annoying” Author

  1. DAG, you are truly brilliant..the one person to this day that leaves me in stitches. I love your blog and you. Oh and Ask Carrie about her Hitler mustache!

  2. teo says:

    :D:D:D you just make me laugh so with that switching 😀 I do it too 🙂

    Love your blog, great topic, great writing, great attitude, keep going 🙂

  3. W. Brody says:

    In a time when few people have very little discretionary income and still frequent their restaurant, and now they want you to buy more, it feels as if your business isn’t good enough anymore. That the years you have patronized this restaurant and the loyalty you’ve shown is no longer enough, they want more.

    They want more at a time when people have less, and when you say no, there are other tactics to try and get you to buy something. When I am buying anti-diarrheal medicine at Walgreen’s and I am asked do I want a candy bar, to see there’s no correlation between the two, other than they cost money.

    What I think everyone should do, is stop that moment at the counter and say, no thank you for both, I will buy this at a store where they will allow me to purchase this without harassing me.

    I go to a car wash and every time I go I have to argue with the young man that I do not want to have my car waxed, (granted the kid appears to have anger issues) but he wanted to debate you over it, a simple no isn’t enough.

    I go to Starbucks for a cup of coffee, I don’t think of it as a place to eat, but when I am offered some esoteric drink before I even place my order, it’s over the top.

    I bet the statistics suggest this annoys more people than actually generates sales, that it embarrass people because they budget their money and this is all they intended to buy, and that people are changing where they shop of a daily basis to avoid this harassment.

    When I can no longer go to a drive thru and actually purchase what I went there fore, and I have to be confronted with this annoying harassment, then I change where I go, and I bet this happens more often that businesses think.

    How about instead of these strangely chosen, off the wall items, they say, is there anything else I can get you? People do not need to be told what they need to buy, and if we bought the appetizer before the meal, and we bought the meal, then we bought the desert suggested, isn’t that going to promote the rampant obesity that exists in America? and aren’t the restaurants contributing in a more responsible way to that Obesity?

    But apparently we are looked upon negatively when we take personal responsibility and say no.

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