If you have spent anytime with sales people then I’m sure at some point you have come across this situation. I’m referring to a common problem (and possibly the most annoying) among those in charge of “selling” a product or service. It’s called Closing after the sale. This is when someone GETS what they want, but continues to argue for it. You see this often in the Restaurant, Real Estate and yes even in the Radio Business.
For instance the other day, I was eating at an Italian restaurant with a bunch of friends and the server was one of those who talks and talks and talks causing all at the table to count the seconds until they leave. Unfortunately, the person in charge of coordinating this meal was the kind of guy who can't lay it down and tell someone to shut up, so our ENTIRE table was subjected to the most horrendous type of monologue imaginable. Finally, when all of our orders were placed the server CONTINUED saying why my choice was a good one since it was the softest pasta on the menu, etc. WE ALREADY PLACED THE ORDER. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SELL ANYMORE. PLEASE LEAVE! What ever happened to the art of just listening? Watch for this next time you're out. Collectively we can begin shaming these people into shutting up.