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22nd May '18 2:53:44 PM DaibhidC
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* Deconstructed in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}, since it tells things from the other perspective. Several strips have been based around customers who complain about "pushy" salespeople, but then expect the assistants to psychically know when they ''do'' need help without being told.

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* Deconstructed in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}, ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'', since it tells things from the other perspective. Several strips have been based around customers who complain about "pushy" salespeople, but then expect the assistants to psychically know when they ''do'' need help without being told.
22nd May '18 2:53:33 PM DaibhidC
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* Deconstructed in ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}, since it tells things from the other perspective. Several strips have been based around customers who complain about "pushy" salespeople, but then expect the assistants to psychically know when they ''do'' need help without being told.
8th May '18 11:19:49 AM Malady
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[[AC:Advertising]]
* Happens in the television commericals for Australian electrical goods retail chain The Good Guys. The customers are swamped by sales staff, all of whom are singing.

[[AC:Anime and Manga]]
* Anime Tenchou and his employees in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' do this with an extra dose of HotBlooded.

[[AC:Live-Action Television]]
* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch involves a man in a restaurant trying to propose to his girlfriend, only for their server to come by the table constantly and interrupt with unnecessary "Anything you need"-type questions. He finally shouts out his proposal over the waitress's talking; his girlfriend accepts, and at last they're ready to order. However, when he tries to get the server's attention, she snaps at him: "I've only got two hands, jeez!"
* Happened in one episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Emmett was up for review and the staff began slacking off in an effort to make him look bad. However Emmett confronted Morgan and made a deal: If the sales staff made Emmett look good, he could get promoted ''out'' of the store, working for both himself and the staff Emmett wanted a transfer, and the staff ''wanted'' him gone. This lead to the staff acting hypercompetently in an attempt to make Emmett look ''good'' as a sign of his leadership abilities. However it backfired when Emmett revealed that the promotion he was ''actually'' up for was ''Big Mike's'' job, and he manipulated Morgan into getting Mike demoted so he could take his place.

[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]
* In a story arc of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'', Rat deters a swarm of salespeople by asking to get a product repaired under warranty. (See also: TruthInTelevision)
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' offers this reflection as four salespeople cling to him:
--> I hate shopping. There's never a salesperson when you want to buy something. But when you're just looking...

[[AC:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'', Lucas is annoyed to the point he refuses to go back into the store after encountering this trope while buying some spare RAM for his PC.

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* In Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', the locals of Radiator Springs refer to anyone they notice about to pass through town as "a customer" to whom everyone tries to sell their products and services.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' #105- "Malled", Daria gets her picture taken with a crowd of eager salespeople because she's [[UmpteenthCustomer the 10,000th customer]]. Never mind the fact that she just wanted to redeem her coupon and get out of there as efficiently as possible.

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[[AC:Advertising]]
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[[folder: Advertising ]]

* Happens in the television commericals for Australian electrical goods retail chain The Good Guys. The customers are swamped by sales staff, all of whom are singing.

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singing.

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[[folder: Anime
and Manga]]
Manga ]]

* Anime Tenchou and his employees in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' do this with an extra dose of HotBlooded.

[[AC:Live-Action Television]]
HotBlooded.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live-Action Television ]]

* A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch involves a man in a restaurant trying to propose to his girlfriend, only for their server to come by the table constantly and interrupt with unnecessary "Anything you need"-type questions. He finally shouts out his proposal over the waitress's talking; his girlfriend accepts, and at last they're ready to order. However, when he tries to get the server's attention, she snaps at him: "I've only got two hands, jeez!"
jeez!"
* Happened in one episode of ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Emmett was up for review and the staff began slacking off in an effort to make him look bad. However Emmett confronted Morgan and made a deal: If the sales staff made Emmett look good, he could get promoted ''out'' of the store, working for both himself and the staff Emmett wanted a transfer, and the staff ''wanted'' him gone. This lead to the staff acting hypercompetently in an attempt to make Emmett look ''good'' as a sign of his leadership abilities. However it backfired when Emmett revealed that the promotion he was ''actually'' up for was ''Big Mike's'' job, and he manipulated Morgan into getting Mike demoted so he could take his place.

[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* In a story arc of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'', Rat deters a swarm of salespeople by asking to get a product repaired under warranty. (See also: TruthInTelevision)
TruthInTelevision)
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' offers this reflection as four salespeople cling to him:
him:
--> I hate shopping. There's never a salesperson when you want to buy something. But when you're just looking...

[[AC:Webcomics]]
looking...

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'', Lucas is annoyed to the point he refuses to go back into the store after encountering this trope while buying some spare RAM for his PC.

[[AC:Western Animation]]
PC.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* In Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', the locals of Radiator Springs refer to anyone they notice about to pass through town as "a customer" to whom everyone tries to sell their products and services.
services.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' #105- "Malled", Daria gets her picture taken with a crowd of eager salespeople because she's [[UmpteenthCustomer the 10,000th customer]]. Never mind the fact that she just wanted to redeem her coupon and get out of there as efficiently as possible.




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4th Apr '17 5:27:26 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', the locals of Radiator Springs refer to anyone they notice about to pass through town as "a customer" to whom everyone tries to sell their products and services.

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* In {{Pixar}}'s Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', the locals of Radiator Springs refer to anyone they notice about to pass through town as "a customer" to whom everyone tries to sell their products and services.
2nd Mar '17 9:45:34 AM Fighteer
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* Yep. It's their job. Many salespeople earn much of their income through commissions, or have their performance evaluations tied to a sales quota, so it's no wonder they're eager for the chance to make a sale.
31st Oct '16 12:46:22 PM DustSnitch
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Shanghaied," the insistence of the perfume samplers makes it nearly impossible for Spongebob and Patrick to escape through the Flying Dutchman's perfume department.
25th Aug '16 9:17:09 AM longWriter
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Compare StopHelpingMe and UnwantedAssistance.

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Compare StopHelpingMe AnnoyingVideoGameHelper and UnwantedAssistance.
24th Mar '16 11:04:52 AM bomberman121890
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[[caption-width-right:300: ...Hallelujah?]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: ...Hallelujah?]]
Hallelujah? It's raining salespeople. [[PainfulRhyme Amalespeople]]]]
21st Feb '16 9:11:15 AM Jeduthun
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Compare StopHelpingMe.

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If the salespeople are especially pushy, this may be a sign you're at HonestJohnsDealership.

Compare StopHelpingMe.
StopHelpingMe and UnwantedAssistance.



* Yep. It's their job.

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* Yep. It's their job. Many salespeople earn much of their income through commissions, or have their performance evaluations tied to a sales quota, so it's no wonder they're eager for the chance to make a sale.
21st Feb '16 8:54:47 AM Jeduthun
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[[caption-width-right:300: ...Hallelujah?]]


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