When approached by anyone selling something, it used to be that I would simply smile (maybe tightly) and say, "No, Thank You" and walk on by. Usually, I still do just that. However, when grocery shopping last week, I was approached by one of the food company representatives who was there to count inventory/restock.
That company has a product I've bought forever as well as the same product recently introduced with "new and improved" packaging that is supposed to retain freshness. I think it's a total gimmick and I could do the same thing at home for free with a plastic freezer bag.
When the vendor showed me the "new and improved" product (smiling like Vanna White over it), I just said, "No, thanks. I'm not wasting my money on that." When she pushed, I said, "Again, I'm not spending my money on that. I can do the same thing at home myself."
My husband thinks I was rude. I think that the company deserves to know that it's customers (at least one of them) think their new product packaging isn't worth the "new and improved" cost.
What do you think? Was I rude?