Stop complaining about things made overseas!

Jakk here again, speaking my mind about something. So, I have noticed a lot of people shopping for furniture, appliances, etc. have an issue about things being made overseas; China, Vietnam, etc. I have also noticed those same people that want the jobs in America are the same people not willing to pay that extra money it takes to make things here in the states. Which is why things aren’t made here in the US. Companies hear the complaints, but know you’re not willing to pay that extra to keep jobs here in our “wonderful” “free” country. I say, stop complaining about where it comes from. These items are still built by elite teams overseas. It seems people hear about where it’s made and immediately think it’s made by child slaves, not true. Just get over it already, and buy what you like and need regardless of your hippie mentality. Remember, you are keeping jobs in America by purchasing these items off of salespeople, they have families to feed and are happy to serve you. Thanks and happy shopping!

Jakk Cutlip – Posted from WordPress for Android

Words Not To Say In Front Of My Kids

Dysfunctional Literacy

I tell my kids they can think anything they want, but there are some things they'd better not say. (image via wikimedia) I tell my kids they can think anything they want, but there are some things they’d better not say. (image via wikimedia)

I told my daughters this morning that they’d need to take a sack lunch to school tomorrow, and they laughed at me.  I wasn’t expecting them to laugh.

It took me a moment to realize why they thought sack lunch was funny.  When I was their age (around 35 years ago), sack lunch wasn’t funny.  I carried a sack lunch to school every day, and nobody laughed.  I think I even called it a sack lunch.  Everybody called it that.  But somewhere along the way, kids picked up on the word sack, and a new source of humor was created.

Now I can’t say sack in front of my daughters; I have to say “brown paper bag.”  If I had two sons, maybe it wouldn’t matter much.  But…

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How to treat good salespeople.

Hello, my name is Jakk and I am in furniture sales. I have a few things to get off my chest about the way people treat salespeople these days. Just to start, I can tell you right now that all salespeople are on to the whole “just looking” after you’re greeted. It annoys us and it’s old. If you want to just come in and look around, just be up front and tell us what you think you’re looking for, and that you want to be left alone to look. That’s all it takes, and if you aren’t shopping for anything and just killing time, just say so. We don’t want to waste our time if we don’t have to. After all, time is money and we have families to provide for. Also, turn and look at us, when we greet you, it’s rude to acknowledge someone from the back of your head. I do understand the car salesman syndrome has ruined it for us all, but we are not all that way.
Just give us a chance to do our jobs. We deserve respect just like anybody else. I am a professional and a kind man, and always do my best to give the greatest customer service and satisfaction. And I know there’s more salespeople like me out there. Please, give us a chance. Thank you for your time, and happy shopping!