Earlier this afternoon the maintenance guy in my building was putting up the Christmas decorations.
“Ooh! Are you going to put up the tree today?” I asked.
“No,” he replied. “Telus needs to put up a table in the lobby this evening so I’ll wait until tomorrow.”
Apparently Telus is going into apartment buildings as part of some Christmas promotion.
“Come celebrate with us,” reads the poster. “Join us for holiday treats and give always. Learn more about Telus services available in your building.”
I thought that was a pretty neat. I’ve lived in this building for over 10 years and this is the first time any sort of event has taken place in the lobby.
At around 5 p.m. I wen t down there and met with the four very pleasant Telus staff people who offered me some candy and a cute Telus brand stuffed kitty. It’s cute!
I asked them about their promotions and a staff person named Chad let me know what was going on. He explained that I could get cheaper Internet if I switched to Telus but I quickly realized this was a decision that I’d have to make with Housemate. He deals with all the Internet stuff here.
I invited Chad up to our apartment and granted him an audience with Housemate who considered, but ultimately declined, the promotion. We are, after all, quite happy with our current Internet provider.
“I want to keep my Shaw emails and I can get the account switched over to a faster speed for about what we’re paying now,” explains Housemate who just celebrated his birthday.
Chad tells me that they do this promotion at one building each day and they have have done three so far.
“It’s nice to come and talk to people here in their building and hear their feedback about our products and services,” he says. “Some people are a bit surprised to see us int heir lobby but we just try to be as friendly as we can.”
It was very nice and rather novel to meet with the Telus team in my lobby.
I thought they were all very professional, courteous and fun.
And no, this is not a promoted post or anything like that. It’s just something that went down in my building. I thought it was cool and blogworthy.