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Almost committed assault last night.

So, I pull into a parking lot after work last night and this woman approaches me about some miracle cleaning stuff she's selling. I figured I'd humor her for a minute just because I don't like to seem too rude. Besides, you never know what you'll find.

Anyway, she's telling me how this stuff will work on any surface, blah blah. How it'll clean my leather, dash, wheels and even the paint. I said politely (but firmly), don't even think about spraying anything on the paint. I said I was running late and had to go, thanks, but no.

This dumb woman starts spraying my hood with this stuff and wiping it with a hard polyester towel. I yelled at her to knock it off as I was getting in my car. She kept spraying and telling me to look at it. Of course, I look this morning and it's dull where she sprayed.

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be polite.
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You should've revved the engine at her. How old was this woman? And it happened at night?

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She was in her mid 30's. Same set up as those guys that used to sell cologne knock-offs in parking lots. It was around 6:20, so it was dark out.

She was just so determined that I would buy this crap if I saw how great it was on my car. It reminded me of the Kirby vacuum guy that poured sand on my hand made persian rug and started rubbing it in with his foot before I could tell him to stop. I'm so done with sales people. It amazes me because I used to teach sales. Specifically, get permission before you demonstrate anything.

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Wow, i wouldn't act as cool as that....

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Depending on my mood, I might have called the police and pressed vandalism charges.

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I get people coming in to pitch that orange cleaner. They're like a cult. I must say they have the best pitch. The guy will spray it on a grease baked stove and it cleans it immediately. Then he points the spray bottle at his face and squirts a liberal amount of the stuff in his mouth.

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Maybe I should have sprayed this crap in her mouth. I wonder if I would have handled it differently if it were a male?
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I would have sprayed something else in her mouth!

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I met you (It was great talking to you) and saw your CLK at the Sacto gtg when you were on the way to the city; it looked mint with all the work you did. It even SMELLED nice inside.

How could it have attracted somone like that? Your car needs NOTHING! Just people to stay AWAY from it.


I only drove one one time. The CLK is beautifully balanced, real quick and handles VERY well. They are really great all around cars, but not much for rear seat passengers, as is often the case with coupes.
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The story reminds me long wait at border cross in Tijuana.
Lot of Mexicans start washing your windshield without asking.
But at least they use only plain water or .... spit.
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