Originally Posted by Linnemj
I may get flamed for this comment but at 57 years old and being in sales for 36 years I have come to realize that some people just can't be made happy. While 98% of the people don't care that the fabric seam on the dinette is 1/16" of an inch off, for others it is a major issue and they feel the need to post about it. When I read some complaints that are posted about campers, I am willing to bet money that the same people find fault with most of their purchases.
We try not to stress about the little things in life and not expect perfection.
I can agree with you to a point about not expecting perfection in all things...
I won't flame you by any means. But being only ten years younger than you, I can tell you that I do remember a time when you purchased things in this country and expected them to perform exactly as you were told they would, or look exactly like what you paid for. Seems that we have gotten away from that in the past 20 years. We are now expected to just "accept" what we get and then shut up about it.
I can take being shorted a few sheets on a toilet paper roll. I can take a scratch in a bed post on a new bed. I cannot take anything less than the performance or workmanship I paid for when it comes to thousands of dollars (maybe hundreds of thousands in some cases).
Maybe it is just me, but I also see a difference in businesses lately. It seems like the sales people I deal with treat me like they are doing me a favor by ALLOWING me to purchase something from them. I don't get it. I absolutely do not need them or anything they have to sell, but the attitude that I should be greatful to them is still pervasive. Maybe things have changed since you left the business world?
Anyway, Im not flaming or trying to jump on your stance. It is just my experiences and opinion only.