Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dodge Viper

Location: Ontario, Cambridge
Industry: Automotive
Annoyed By: Sales Manager

Back in 1993, when I was 25ish, I went to my local Dodge dealer to look at the new Viper that they had sitting in the showroom. I walked in and my jaw dropped! It was the most beautiful car I had ever seen. I was looking at it for some time when a salesmen came over and asked if he could help me. I asked him how much the car was, and he smiled and said he would check with the Sales Manager. A few minutes later I was called into the Sales Managers office. He shook my hand and asked me to have a seat as other salesmen walked into the room quietly behind me. He leaned back in his chair and said " So you want to know how much the Viper is eh?" I gave a simple answer "yes".
He leaned forward in his chair and crossed his hands on the desk and said " So how would you afford a car like this?" At that moment I heard snickering behind me from the peanut gallery, and the Sales Manager had this big stupid grin on his face. I smiled and said " Well I have a good job and I could trade in my Corvette ZR-1 I have sitting outside!" I got up and walked out and went to my close friend at the Chevy dealer and told him what had happened. Later that week he found me a brand new 2004 Dodge Viper in Niagra falls and I took it to the Dodge dealer for service. I was treated like a king there ever since! I had heard through the grapevine that the owner of the dealership found out about what his sales Manager said to me and reamed him out!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting story except something doesn't make sense.
    You start the story with "Back in 1993..." and then "Later that week he found me a brand new 2004 Dodge Viper"
    huh? what happened to the 10 yrs in between