OK, the title of this thread is not what was actually said but it was implied.
BG: This large grocery store sometimes has people wandering around stopping shoppers and asking them to sign up for their credit card. I don't want one of their credit cards. I don't care what they are offering me as an incentive. I don't want one. One time in the past, I got stopped 5 times by 5 different pestering salespeople and I was getting really irritated. But this store has the best prices in town and a store name brand that I like, so I still go there. [/end BG]
End of the day, on the way home from work, hungry, tired, and with an elderly person at home who is likely also hungry and depending on me to make dinner. I needed to stop at the grocery store and I had about 12 items on my list. I wanted to dash in, grab the exact 12 items I wanted, and dash out again as quickly as possible. Hopefully 10 minutes, tops.
As I was running down the tea aisle to grab my specific tea, a fellow holding a clipboard approached me and said, "Have you received your $20 of free groceries yet today?"
Me (still moving quickly): "Is this about signing up for a card?"
Him: "Well if you sign up for a card today, we're offering..."
Me (searching for my specific brand of tea): "No thanks, I don't wish to sign up for a card."
Him (standing in they way of my view of the tea selection): "But just let me explain to you the benefits of...."
Me (peering around him, seeing my tea and reaching behind him to get it): "Actually, I'm kind of in a hurry here, sorry."
Him: "But at least listen to..."
Me (walking away): "No."
Him (a tad sarcastically I thought): "Well you have a good day!"
I don't believe I was rude, but he was rude for trying to get in the way of my shopping!! I can't believe companies think this is a good idea.