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Making It Fee-sible

| Working | September 6, 2016

(I have Asperger’s and am known to be highly sarcastic and very blunt about things. One way of coping with this is turning everything I say into a joke, something my office has embraced and loves. On a phone call with a customer about licensing cost. Note, I’m a developer and RARELY talk to customers at all.)

Customer: “Look, $300 a year is just too expensive. There’s no way we’re going to pay that when your app is already free.”

Me: “Okay, sir. You’re right, the app is free, and we’ll keep it that way just for you. However, since you’re refusing to pay the license fee, I’m afraid I’m going to have to check with the bosses, but I think I can get you to just pay the $25 a month data maintenance fee.”

Customer: “YES! THAT SOUNDS AMAZING! We’ll totally take that if you can.”

(After hanging up.)

Sales Representative: “So… what’s $25 a month add up to?”

Me: “$300. Guy’s a freaking moron.”

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