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66 here!

Wanted to share a small victory.

I had a minor problem with the purchase of a new kind of mask for my CPAP machine. I wanted to switch to a full face mask, but found that I couldn't bear it, being claustrophobic. After extensive research, I had purchased through an online store, because while their policy was that they couldn't refund on an opened mask, they were willing to issue a store credit. That was fine with me. When I called, the chirpy young thing who answered the call annoyed me with her constant interrupting me whenever I tried to speak. She kept repeating the same thing over and over as if I were hard of hearing or something.

I used to be in sales, and the worst thing you can do is not allow people to speak their mind.

I finally (and politely) asked her to stop speaking and let me finish what I was saying. Why do people think that interrupting and talking over people is an effective way to communicate? She kept starting to speak and I would say, Please let me finish. She finally listened. I was able to negotiate a purchase of replacement supplies for my existing mask, thus utilizing my store credit in a way that made sense to me. :D
 

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66 here!

Wanted to share a small victory.

I had a minor problem with the purchase of a new kind of mask for my CPAP machine. I wanted to switch to a full face mask, but found that I couldn't bear it, being claustrophobic. After extensive research, I had purchased through an online store, because while their policy was that they couldn't refund on an opened mask, they were willing to issue a store credit. That was fine with me. When I called, the chirpy young thing who answered the call annoyed me with her constant interrupting me whenever I tried to speak. She kept repeating the same thing over and over as if I were hard of hearing or something.

I used to be in sales, and the worst thing you can do is not allow people to speak their mind.

I finally (and politely) asked her to stop speaking and let me finish what I was saying. Why do people think that interrupting and talking over people is an effective way to communicate? She kept starting to speak and I would say, Please let me finish. She finally listened. I was able to negotiate a purchase of replacement supplies for my existing mask, thus utilizing my store credit in a way that made sense to me. :D
Well done! Glad you had the patience to settle down the girl with the script in front of her...lol
 
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Well, maybe a little dance won't hurt...

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