Matchstick. Leslie makes with the really hard sell, telling people they need three or four bottles of the dressing. Seriously? Who goes through dressing like that? I mean, that bottle of Green Goddess in my mom's fridge? Been there since 1989. Same with the Kraft Catalina. With all those preservatives, they just don't go bad. "My strategy is that I gotta sell multiple bottles," Leslie confesses. "They have the top sales person on the team, that being me!" When did she become the top sales person, exactly? On the floor, Leslie stands with a customer who is examining the bottle. "Why don't you just take two?" Leslie asks, picking up another bottle. "Naw, I'll just try one," the customer says, calmly. We get a shot of a grocery cart with three bottles of vinaigrette. That customer is also buying corn cob holders and a box of cookies. I love looking at people's grocery baskets and carts when I'm in the checkout line and trying to figure out what they're making. You know, it's like, "Okay, four bricks of cream cheese, graham crackers? Cheesecake." Or when a guy in a business suit buys seven pre-packed containers of sushi, I figure he's got his suppers covered for a week. I sometimes wonder what they make of my scallions, green apples, goat cheese, Diet Coke, and kitty litter cart. "Oh, one more -- come on!" Leslie says to some guy who is pushing his cart away. "No, I'm good," the guy mumbles. "You sure?" Leslie asks. Boy, I hate that kind of salesperson -- makes me want to give all the bottles right back. Although I'm not that ballsy. No, I'd just take the extras, get out of sight of the stand, and stash them in totally inappropriate places. Marcela looks on in disbelief as Leslie shouts, "Everyone have their second and third bottle?" Ryan wonders aloud if Leslie is actually putting the bottles in the customer's carts. "No way -- that's going to start pissing people off!" Amanda says. Dawna confesses that Leslie was definitely pushing the bottles at people and making them think they had to take it: "I was a little confused by that tactic she was using." A store worker comes by to return some bottles of dressing. Ryan asked where they came from. The worker gestures somewhere. We get a shot of a bottle of dressing strategically posing with some jarred pickles. There's another shot of a bottle resting with the onions and garlic. Classic! "You mean people didn't want buy 'em?" Ryan boggles. "I'm sorry," the worker smiles. Charles looks on. "Very bad news," Amanda tells Leslie, waving a bottle at her. "People are giving these back at the cash register like crazy!" Leslie just stands there with her mouth idiotically hanging open. She's losing IQ points as she breathes. About thirty bottles have been returned to them. Ryan confesses that they basically had to resell forty or fifty bottles.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B- | 650 USERS: C+
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