My pet hate is pushing email sign ups. Like PUSHING them, if a customer refuses, fine, but Area Manager expects us to keep pushing until they say no 3 times. I hate doing that shit. It's not fair to the customer and makes me the badguy when I keep talking it up.
How I handled that situation was to when they said no i would say “would you please say that again” they would repeat no then I would go “One more time please” they would say no most kind of aggravatingly. And I would go “And that’s three times you said no so moving on to the next question.” and some would chuckle along some would get mad and I would tell them to direct complaints to the manager and even call him out for them customers. Some of the regulars would just walk up and say “NO NO NO now let me pay.”
We didn’t do that ask three times for very long.