He Was Looked Down On By Snobby Salesmen – Well, He Had the Last Laugh!

A retro tale of revenge and how money speaks louder than your appearance. This scruffy guy taught some snobbish salesmen a lesson on making assumptions! 

Unconventional Man in a Small Company

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Just dance

The original poster (OP) was a man who worked at a small company as a colleague of a smart and unconventional friend, D.

They Worked Together

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Harbucks

It was in the 1970s when they worked together, and D, being an electrical engineer, had a keen interest in cars and their modifications.

He was a street-smart fellow who had built a street-legal dune buggy from scratch while still in high school.

He Could Fix Anything

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Ground Picture

He was a true example of a person who could fix anything and everything. He had even started attending community college to pursue a degree, but he soon realized he knew more than the teacher, so he decided to drop out.

Windfall of Cash!

Image Credit: Shutterstock /boonchoke

Their company was bought by a bigger firm, and they all received a windfall of cash from their stock options.

The Had Very Different Spending Priorities

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Juraj Kamenicky

The OP used the money to buy a new car outright and put a down payment on a house, but D, who had always dreamt of driving a fancy car, decided to use the money to fulfill his lifelong desire.

Went to Car Dealer

Image Credit: Shutterstock /Tikhomirov Sergey

He went to a Fancy Car Dealer that sold Jaguars, Mercedes-Benz, BMWs, and many other high-end cars.

Unconventional in Looks and Demeanor

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Alessandro Pintus

D was an unconventional-looking person. He was tall and skinny, had long hair that went down to his shoulders and sported a bushy beard.

He wore jeans, a light-colored shirt, and a denim jacket, which was before designer jeans became fashionable for men.

Goofy Guy

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Asier Romero

He never looked dirty, but he had the look of someone who had come down from the top of a mountain looking for a good time.

He was almost always in a good mood, and he had a goofy grin on his face.

No One Took Him Seriously

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Cast Of Thousands

As soon as he entered the dealership, he began to ask technical questions about the car. He waited for a salesman to approach him, but after 30 minutes, no one came.

The place was not busy, but still, no one seemed to want to help him.

Angry Outburst

Image Credit: Shutterstock/ Ollyy

D, being the person he was, decided to come up with a plan for some petty revenge.

He started yelling at the top of his lungs, “I came here to buy a car, and all of you just ignored me. And I was going to pay cash.”

Flashing the Cash!

Image Credit: Shutterstock / LightField Studios

He whipped out the huge stack of $100 bills he had, spread them out, and waved them around for all to see.

Stormed Out

Image Credit: Shutterstock / StunningArt

“Well, I’m never coming back to this dealership again. I’ll buy my car from another dealer.” And he stormed out, feeling quite pleased with himself.

Jaw-Dropping Display

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Cast Of Thousands

When he returned to work, he told the OP and others about his experience, laughing at how funny the situation was.

He had even said that the salespeople’s jaws dropped when he pulled out the wad of cash.

The OP was impressed by D’s bravery and creativity in dealing with the salesmen’s snobbishness.

Don’t Ever Assume

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Cookie Studio

The whole event made the OP reflect on how appearances could be deceiving.

D was an unconventional-looking person, and the salesmen had assumed he couldn’t afford to buy their high-end cars.

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Cast Of Thousands

They had judged him based on his appearance and were wrong. It was a valuable lesson for the OP, who realized that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t Judge the Value of a Book by Its Cover

Image Credit: Shutterstock / pathdoc

Overall, D’s experience at the car dealership showed how a person’s demeanor, attitude, and appearance don’t always reflect their financial capabilities.

The OP is proud to be friends with such a smart and unconventional person who could teach him valuable life lessons without even trying. 

Sometimes it Pays to Look Penniless

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Asier Romero

Redditors shared their bad experiences with car salesmen in the comments.

One user said, “Car salespeople get very snobbish, despite the fact that they’re salespeople, no matter the brand. I’ve been told a few times I can’t afford a new car. Last one, a 2020 Toyota dealership sales manager said, “You don’t look like the people that can afford a new car.”

We got up and walked out. they called 10 minutes later to ask what it would take to get the car. I told them my price. A short time later, cashiers checked for the full amount. I got a 2020 model for $1k more than I paid for a 2011 of the same vehicle when it was new.”

“You Can’t Afford This!”

satisfaction man
Image Credit: Shutterstock / Khosro

Another user added, “My BFF owns a very successful bakery- we walked into a dealership to buy her husband an ATV for Xmas, we had just walked off a 12-hour shift, still in work clothes.

The sales guy pointed blankly said, ‘You can’t afford anything here; I suggest you look at Craigslist for…whatever you are looking for,’ and walked off.

We stopped by 2 hours later with the New trailer & ATV and bought some nice goggles from the same guy.”

Sugar Daddy Transforms This Girl’s Life by Paying off Her Debt, but Was This All Too Good to Be True?

Image Credit: Shutterstock / yamel photography

Ever wondered what happens when you reply to scammers and weird Instagram DMs? This woman finds out when she doesn’t ignore a strange offer from a genuine-seeming guy…but soon pays the price of being in his debt! Sugar Daddy Transforms This Girl’s Life by Paying off Her Debt, but Was This All Too Good to Be True?

You Reap What You Sow: Their Children Left Homeless While Their Aunt Sits In Her Large Spacious House! Should She Help?

Image Credit: Shutterstock /Zigres

Never mix family and money! This successful young woman is adamant she doesn’t want the burden of her struggling siblings and their kids. Even if it means they end up on the streets! You Reap What You Sow: Their Children Left Homeless While Their Aunt Sits In Her Large Spacious House! Should She Help?

Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World!

Image Credit: Shutterstock /pathdoc

This tale of betrayal and revenge shows that sometimes playing the long game is the best way to hit someone where it hurts. She discovered the ultimate betrayal and waited a decade to show him he should never have messed with her! Revenge: After He Betrayed Her, She Waited Until the Kids Were Grown to Rock Her Husband’s World! See How

Family Secrets: She Found Out Her Parents Are Brother and Sister! But Why Is SHE Being Ostracized by the Family?

Image Credit: Shutterstock /Nikodash

Her parents weren’t who they said they were and the truth was far more shocking than she could ever imagine! Family Secrets: She Found Out Her Parents Are Brother and Sister! But Why Is SHE Being Ostracized by the Family?

Mother-In-Law Is About to Have Plans for a Family Vacation Shattered! It’s Time She Quit the Mom-Shaming and Outdated Advice!

Image Credit: Shutterstock / KieferPix

When they thought this new mom was sleeping, her mother-in-law and relative began criticizing her parenting. She can’t unhear that judgment and doesn’t want to join them on a family trip. Should she go? Mother-In-Law Is About to Have Plans for a Family Vacation Shattered. It’s Time She Quit the Mom-Shaming and Outdated Advice!

The post He Was Looked Down On By Snobby Salesmen – Well, He Had the Last Laugh! first appeared on Wealthy Living.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Volodymyr TVERDOKHLIB. The people shown in the images are for illustrative purposes only, not the actual people featured in the story.

Source: Reddit