It had been a few days since the Sale had gone live and the P-Men were all residing themselves to the fact that The Pole Company’s grave future would not come to pass now.
As the morning progressed, a customer entered with his wife, and both began to cautiously browse the Luxaflex blinds. None of the P-Men took much notice, as this was not an odd occurrence for new customers to keep to themselves whilst in the shop. A few minutes went by and the young couple had begun quietly murmuring to each other, while the team went about their daily duties.
‘Excuse me.’ Said the man, ’What kind of discount can I get on these curtain poles?’
A question heard all too often in the shop. Discount was something everyone was looking for.
‘Well Sir’ Replied Professor H, ‘A discount can vary and depends on the range, quantity of the curtain pole sets you order, as well as if you have an account with us.’
‘Right, Well how much is this one’s discount then?’ Pointing at a familiar wooden curtain pole.
‘Thats a special one sir, a Museum Curtain Pole. We have just raised an internet sale on that particular product. 10% off..’
’10% Thats not nearly enough! How can you expect customers to come back with such measly discounts?!?’ His voice grew colder sterner, and his eyes focused on the Professors.
‘Sir please, we are a business we need to make a profit even if its a small one. 10% is all we can afford to give at this time..’
‘ITS NOT GOOD ENOUGH.’ And with that he began shaking violently, hair began erupting from all over his skin and before their eyes he had turned into a huge monster.
‘Jeremy no!’ His partner shouted ‘calm down, 10% is fine!’
But it was too late the beast had began his rant around the shop, ashing out at the displays. Wolverine and Beast lunged at the enraged customer, but were easily shrugged off by the behemoth.
‘That is enough sir!’ The Professor stated.
‘Discounts are not something we take lightly. Do you believe your the first customer to ask for discount? No sir, we are asked on a daily basis and put into an awkward position to give or not give discount. We are a business, we work hard and we will not let our prices be compromised. If you can’t accept this, then good day to you sir.’
And with that a wave of clarity fell on the beast and he began to revert back to his original appearance. After a calm discussion the couple eventually went ahead and bought a curtain pole set. This matter was resolved, but the issue of discounts was always a problem they would have to face.
TO BE CONTINUED…