Dynamikz Travel !!!
A cheena auntie telemarketer called me 2 days ago, Monday, and told me I've been 'specially selected' to go for a free Holiday either Phuket / HK. I've gota go down to Taka Tower B, Level 14, to receive it but before that, I had to participate in a 90min compulsory presentation as part of their marketing efforts.
*Dun ask me why I went. I'll let U know more when I meet U.
Anyway, I just want to document this whole incident that was superbly well-covered and fishy from the start.... When I entered the office, the Co signboard was 'Smith XXXX' (forgot). Anyway we were greeted by this Malay AL and Chinese AL receptionist who asked for our IC, apparently she took down our names and age and asked us to sign below the form for the 'free gift'.
Then we were introduced to this Chinese PRC named,Alicia,who brought us into a room filled with couples+their sales/table. Her Eng was bad, she couldn't spell but I was really impressed with the way she could speak so fluently.. got a bit of bad breath too... like she's ate fishcakes before speaking to us. BOO :( I guessed she noticed that herself and told us, her mouth was very dry cos' she's talked too much and hadn't drank enough water?!!! *WAHAHA!!!* Anyway, I kept an open mind to what was to be presented. She got us to fill up a 'SURVEY' form with our travelling profile like where we have went as a couple, how much we spent, where will we want to go next, things we look for in a our dream destination, etc. She'll chat us up along the way relating to her own life experience in Spore, that she was a nurse back in China, married an Chin-Dian Sporean, how hairy he was ??!!, even showed us pictures when she was a nurse back in China. *Obviously trying to gain our trust*. While chatting, her eyes would be looking outside the room and she'd apologise and say she had to escort her client WHO HAS SIGNED UP the membership to the ladies as she was pregnant... then she'd bring her Senior Mgr to continue with the presentation.
The Snr Mgr was kinda ungroomed U know. A bespectacled Chinese uncle in his 50s, brown teeth and had p@@r dress sense..dressed like a RAINBOW. Ok, maybe that's being fashionable to him. What offended me during his talk was when he 'criticised' people who buy life insurance and didn't have the 'luxury' to spend until its maturity. His mouth damn SUAY lor! Straight away I rebarked back and told him, please watch his mouth, cos' I happen to be one who believed in buying of Insurance! Then he apologised and said, OPPS, this was his opinion. HAlo!! SIMPLY low EQ, Senior Sales Manager???!! kns. U know whats the most disgusting thing during the whole presentation? While speaking, a white food particle from his mouth flew out to our black table top which he obviously SAW but didn't even wipe it away lor... Yucks! And while showing us something on the paper, he stained the white piece of paper with some yellowish, reddish, oily SAUCE and tried to wipe it away with his sleeves!!!! WAH LAU EH. Then I noticed one thing, his mouth was oily at the sides... and he kept chewing (his unfinished food) in between gasps of breath. *FAINT*I wonder why God made me so Patient and Nice to not Embarrassing him at this point of time* I could HAVE.
Anyway, I was patient and respected that 90min I had promised. So Alicia came back again from attending to her client and continued with her presentation, now into the benefits of joining their membership. Then she'd apologise again to attend to that same couple (1 small sized lady + a male with walking prob) cos' this time, she has got to take a photo with them. This was their 'culture'. Eventually she came back a while later and showed us the photo that she's taken. Ok, good for U.
She brought us around and showed us some pictures on the walls saying that their Co' Boss owns these properties and thus, can in return offer these luxurious stays for their members. She also ushered us to the opposite unit CONCEPT TRAVEL SERVICES / CTS which was their official travel agent for members only and the credentials and certs from NATAS and STB for excellence awards 2006, 2007, 2008, etc. Ok, I must say the mentions from Natas and STB were pretty impressive.
Then we were brought back to the table and now she continued to sell the benefits of the membership. I was really impatient now and diplomatically asked for the Price. She was calm and told us she'd reveal the price after covering 2 more items. *Loon!* Finally, she revealed the 30 yrs membership price at 45k + $99/yr for admin fee. I told her straight in the face, "No, we are not going to sign for it". Then she's like... 'Is it because of the price that U are not going for it today?' At this point, she called in the disgusting Snr Manager. He was giving us attitude already for not parting with our $$$ to sign up, that when we filled in the survey form and stated our 3 dream destinations which would have costed us 20+k, etc. Simply pissed me off here. I was really looning and being nice to them not wanting to make a scene lor. I raised my voice and retaliated back saying "No, my money is not meant for any travel holidays, it will be made into good use in investment, and that I don't see this as an investment at all, etc." Guess what he said??? "Oh, then in that case, I wish U good luck man to be even going for your dream destinations" *WTF. CB. Thinking back, I should have really gave him a good scolding* I mean, we do not have to tolerate any of their sarcarcisms. WTF r they to comment on our decisions? I would have banged the table if this happens in future. DON'T EVER BE NICE. I just couldn't be bothered really to argue further. Good luck to them too. KMA.
I thought I could release my anger by complaining to Ad but I guess he wasn't in the mood to listen. I felt so...... terrible inside... I didn't talk to Ad the whole night. I was really angry w Ad too. For one, I was doing all the talking as if I am the only one attending. Two, I was retaliating all the sales pressure. Three, after all that I have done, I couldn't even complain about this to him... I already have very good patience and nothing can get me that angry.... so if I am angry, I am really very, extremely angry, and I need an avenue to vent/talk about to... I wanted so much, but I can't turn to Ad. and that's so depressing. I know I'll be Ok after I sleep and wake up the next morning... haha, but what's the bloody point ...??? Isn't it the process of being with each other that makes who we are today and not the ultimatum?...Like as in from developing a relationship from complete strangers ... to... marriage.... The whole process to me is important. Am I gettin off the topic? Sigh... I've just got to vent my anger here... :'(If U ever receive this kinda call, go if you want to/bored of window shopping in town, it's an experience I would say, cos' U'll learn the dirty tricks from them, the sales tactics, dialogues, acts and U will eventually become more 'street-wise' in future! If U need an avenue to vent your anger, GO! Damn angry thinking back at what happened and screwed my whole evening. Help me give them a good lashing too.