A few days ago, I was making one of my pilgrimages to Starbucks – this time to the Los Feliz Blvd. shop where I’ve spotted Dr. Marvin Candle a couple of times. Since this weekend was the Subway Series, I was flaunting my Mets colors. In front of the shop, this guy approached me:
GUY (pointing to my Mets shirt): Hey! I bet you’re a Dodgers fan.
ME: Um, no.
GUY: I’ve got a bunch of Dodger tickets for sale. Good games. Cubs are coming to town. (He opens his fist to reveal a stack of at least 25 Dodgers tickets)
ME: Um, no, Got any Mets tickets?
Guy silently walks away.
First of all: What?? I had no idea Starbucks was now a hotspot for scalpers.
Secondly: I made an inquiry as to a product/service I would be interested in buying. In response, he walked away silently. Not the most effective of sales strategies.
Where’s the oddest place you’ve been offered tickets for sale?