Loyalty to the company

@sunrisefan (17117)
Philippines
May 7, 2017 12:18am CST
I was amused a few days ago as I was trimming my plants. A Hyundai Accent car came into our village and the one driving alighted and seemed looking for someone so I asked him if I could be of help. He was looking for a new neighbor of ours who recently bought a brand new Toyota Avanza AUV. I told him that the guy he was looking for had just driven out from the village. He replied that our neighbor had just texted and told him that they'll be back in a few minutes so I continued with what I was doing. I was amused to find out that the guy was delivering an accessory for the Toyota Avanza. This reminded me of the lady manager of the Isuzu dealership from which we bought our new Isuzu MU-X last September. She owns and drives a compact Mitsubishi Mirage car. Another neighbor of mine, who sometimes drives to work too, the fairly new Ford Ecosport of his father, works with the local dealership of Suzuki cars and is, in fact, a sales rep of the said dealership. I'm really amused with these people and ask myself "Are these people really serious with their work?". They may have their valid reasons but, surely, prospective customers might raise an eyebrow when they see these guys with their cars.
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 May 17
You would really expect them to be driving one of their company's cars. It seems to be saying that the cars they're trying to sell aren't as good as others.
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
11 May 17
Yes, that's the message being projected hehehe!
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
14 Jun
Went to the Isuzu dealership yesterday to have my door switch fixed and had the chance to ask the lady manager why she's driving a Mitsubishi car. She told me she's been with Mitsubishi for 5 years so now I see the reason why :)
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@epiffanie (9782)
• Australia
4 Apr
Reminds me of the Insurance agent who was really very convincing of the benefits of insurance cover he was trying hard to sell.. then I found out he didn't have any insurance cover himself ...
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
4 Apr
Must be very embarrassing for him that you found out :)
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@epiffanie (9782)
• Australia
5 Apr
@sunrisefan Yeah.. he didn't expect me to ask many questions ... lol..
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
5 Apr
@epiffanie His face must have turned reddish all over hahahaha!
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@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
11 May 17
You know in Manila, most of those working people have cars. Yet they rent their houses. I think to them , a car is a necessity more than a house.
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
11 May 17
Maybe in the case of Manila because it's very expensive to own a house there.
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@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
11 May 17
@sunrisefan Maybe. But then, it's a nicer investment. However, people wants car so they can easily go to a place whenever they like to.
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
11 May 17
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@allen0187 (32598)
• Philippines
30 May
The sales rep wasn't being a good representative of his company driving a different brand of car!
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
30 May
I would say so too :)
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@allen0187 (32598)
• Philippines
1 Jun
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@SIMPLYD (78119)
• Philippines
10 May 17
You know, I noticed in Manila that people may only be renting an apartment, but most have really nice cars. They prefer to have cars than houses.
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
10 May 17
Yes. That's the trend for yuppies now. During our time, we made owning a piece of land and constructing a house a priority. I built a small house when I was still a bachelor :) It's the same house we're living in now that I'm married.
• Australia
7 May 17
Yes, I agree. Although they may have valid reasons, it's not a good look. Particularly with cars, it would be better for them to 'walk their talk'. I think the same in many ways to clothing shops. If you were someone who worked in a shop that sold jeans, for example, it would seem good sales to actually wear the jeans you sell, so that you can confidently tell your customers how good they really are.
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@sunrisefan (17117)
• Philippines
7 May 17
That's right, Ms. Jade:) In the case of jeans, I guess the company or the store usually give (or probably they pay for it a discount or instalment) jeans similar to those they sell which makes them more credible.