I'm not sure if I sinned or not in the past, RHU. I'll leave the verdict in your hands.
I was in a Bullseye, and the one thing they tended to be really rabid about is pushing their 22% interest store credit card. I don't want it. I don't need it. And it's 2008 when every-fucking-body is broke in the recession and market housing crash. Not that Bullseye cares.
But when I'm rung up, guess what pops up on the screen? Yup, the prompt to offer the credit card.
Cashier: "Would you like to sign up for our store card?"
Me: "No thank you."
Cashier: "You get blah blah percent off, even if you aren't accepted."
Me: "I'm not interested, thank you." I start gathering my bags.
Cashier: "Would you like a pamphlet to tell you more about it?"
(Okay, I've been patient, but now I'm getting rude. I know it's not the slave's fault, and I know their manager is likely hounding them, but I've already refused twice now.)
Me: "No. I don't want your card, and I don't want your damn pamphlet. I just want my receipt and my purchase."
Cashier: "Okay, I'll just put this in your bag in case you change your mind."
Aaaand this is where I snap.
I reach into the bag, yank the pamphlet out and rip it into quarters in front of him, God and about four customers in line. I raise my voice and yell.
Me: "I TOLD YOU THREE TIMES THAT I DIDN'T WANT THIS DAMN THING AND YOU KEEP TRYING TO SHOVE IT ON ME!"
I crumpled the remnants into paper balls and left them.
I complained to the manager, who basically spent ten minutes trying to explain why I didn't have the right or privilege to say 'no' to a credit card, because even though I had refused, there was still a hint of a glimmer of a possibility that I would change my mind.
I told the manager, in some rather rude language, that if he treated women the way he treated customers, that it was a wonder why he wasn't in jail for rape. (Not... not the best comparison, thinking back on it, especially in today's climate. I'm not proud of myself for that outburst. *cringe*)
I ended up filing a complaint with corporate that I didn't appreciate their employees trying to force me to take a credit card application after telling them 'no' several times. I refused their limp noodle apologies in the form of coupons and other mealy mouthed excuses and told them that if their store cannot take "no" for an answer, I was going to take my business elsewhere. (Urgh, I hate that line, and do my best to avoid it, but I think my filter had, by then, thoroughly popped off and it slipped out anyway.)
On one hand, I understand that Bullseye will fire you if you don't get enough sign ups. On the other, I didn't want it, I made it clear I didn't want it, and that employee and the manager basically tried to force the issue by shoving it on me anyway and then tried to justify it.