10/06/2010

Excuse me?

In case you don't know, my husband always has these crazy ideas running around through his head. The other night he thought, it be cool if we got an old school Chevy Beretta to save on miles on the truck. You see, the hubby and I each had a Beretta in high school. That was many moons ago and we were just friends. We even traded Berettas once for a day or so.

So, Matt's on his computer googling away looking for a Beretta. Although, he and I both knew there was absolutely no way we were getting one. Well I knew. He should have known.

He found one in the town he does drill in. To see all the info about the car you have to give them your email address and phone number. He did. He also put that it would be best to be contacted by email.

The next day he starts getting text messages from some asswipe at the dealership. They text back and forth. I guess Matt told him that he would be in this town for drill over the weekend. Matt said he wouldn't pay more than $1000 for it. The guy said there was no way that they could sell it for that price. Matt politely told him sorry we couldn't make a deal.

Then over the weekend while Matt was at drill, the asswipe starts texting him again. From what I gather, Matt was nice at first and again told him sorry that they couldn't make a deal. The guy keeps texting him. Matt told him, "Times must be tough if you are blowing up someone's phone over a $1500 car that's junk." (Apparently Matt drove by and looked at it and it was junk.)

The asswipe texts him back and says, "Times must be tough when you have to be 10% of a soldier."

At first Matt wanted to go find this asswipe and kick his ass. But he always calms down fairly easy. By the time he told me about it, he was over it.

This really pissed me off. Yes, my husband is in the Reserves now. But he is 5 times the soldier of anyone in his new unit. We won't even go there. He was deployed for 15 months and we were apart the first 9 months that we were married. He's made plenty of sacrifices. He's received more awards and ribbons than I can fit on scholarship, auxiliary, ect. applications. He did his thing. Now we are trying to move on. For someone to try to belittle my husband like that really gets under my skin.

I was going to call the dealership and talk to some kind of manager and tell them what went down. Matt told me not to. I call anyway and got the sales managers voice mail. I didn't leave a message and I didn't call back. I bought a car at this dealership before but I will NEVER buy another one there.

What do you think?

14 comments:

Los said...

I think it's really up to Matt. Car salespeople (especially used ones) tend to be slimy ... now that's not to say that all are. The ones that are slimy, give all the others a bad name.

That said, I can't believe the guy would actually text that! How does he still have a job? If you knew the text number of the manager, you should forward him/her that text message, and ask if this is the way they do business.

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sistersara said...

You have a right to be pissed. That guy crossed a major line when texting that to Matt. Doesn't he know the golden rule of sales - the customer (or potential customer) is ALWAYS right!

If it were me I would write the dealership an email or letter to explain the situation. What dealership was it? I am big on boycotting asswipe places.

annoyed army wife said...

Holy crap. Me and OccDoc probably would have marched down there and talked to the dealer's owner. Then put an ad in a local newpaper. Or been arrested.

Frugalista said...

That was a really rude comment to make. It's sad that a sales person would do that. I don't blame you for being pisses. The 10% soldier comment strikes a chord with me. People have part time jobs all the time. Since when is it bad thing to be in the reserves? My hubby is nat guard and they wouldn't have reserves or "part time" positions if our country didn't need them.

Jessie said...

holy crap..

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh wow, that guy is a total jerk! What an ass.

MiMi said...

I wished I lived there so I could tell everyone not to buy from them!
Doesn't the asshole realize that if it wasn't for Matt he wouldn't be able to be texting people because he wouldn't even be allowed a cell probably?? Like he wouldn't be free?! Asshole.

♥Miss Brittney♥ said...

That guy sounds like an ass wipe! And he obviously knows nothing about the sacrifices your husband and you have made! I would just forget about it cause that guy is obviously a dumb ass!! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

How completely rude of the dude!!!!! He took that to a whole different level and it was completely uncalled for!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

This makes me angry just reading it!!

shortmama said...

This makes me livid!! I would be calling that manager until I got a hold of him for sure!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

That has me all fired up! You need to call until you talk to a manager. Seriously.

Megan said...

That makes me so mad! Did that slime ball ever stop to think that even if your hubby was just "10% of a soldier" that's still a lot more soldier than him! I like that your hubby didn't even bother to say anything back. That sleezy guy wasn't worth his time anyway!

p.s. I'm totally not saying he is 10% soldier. Reservist or active duty, it's all the same sacrifice.