-by TS Newshound
A fellow named Paul Dale Roberts and his BFF Chantal apparently attended a timeshare(?) presentation in Sacramento, CA enticed by Holiday Travel of America(?). He didn’t like it, and he told all about it in an article published by The Sacramento Press
The headline cried: The Very Deceitful Holiday Travel of America, and it went downhill from there. According to Roberts, who was only there for the gift (a travel certificate to Hawaii), he was visited by three “thugs”, each nastier than the preceding one, and to hear his tale he must have feared for his very life before the 90-minute presentation was over.
By the time you reach the 3rd thug, it’s downright negative and you are hoping the 3rd thug will not break your knuckles. The 3rd thug usually is the size of a NFL wide receiver and has strong burly overtones. As I look around, I only wonder how many of these sales people thugs are on parole?
Perhaps not surprisingly, his gift certificate to Hawaii didn’t pan out to his satisfaction, either, so he managed to get a refund for that. You can read all the details at this link.
I’ve gotten used to timeshare reps being called slime, pond scum, liars, and other epithets– no matter how clean they sell– but “thugs” is a new one for me. I looked it up in the Dictionary:
- thug –noun
1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.
2. (sometimes initial capital letter) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims.
I think Mr. Roberts, who is a writer, should have looked it up, too, before he used it. As Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
But here’s what I really wonder about. Holiday Travel of America is in the incentives marketing business. They provide certs. They don’t sell timeshare or give timeshare presentations. They don’t sell to the general public. So what company’s timeshare(?) presentation did Mr. Roberts and Chantal actually attend, and why has he presented Holiday Travel of America as the employer of the “thugs” who tried to pound them into some kind of timeshare(?) product when it’s unlikely that HTA was the culprit?
I think Mr. Roberts, the writer, needs to do better research and/or pay closer attention to detail in his epistles if he wants to be taken seriously…