One doesn't normally want to admit that they have been trying to sell something for some length of time. On top of that, there's at least a whiff of 'the world owes it to me to buy this thing'.
Strangely, now that I have figured it out, I don't feel so much like snarking.
Total change of subject:
The azaleas in the courtyard are so full of blooms, you can't see the leaves. The lilacs (I think they are lilacs) are just starting to bloom and scent the courtyard and the roses have opened their first few buds. The courtyard is a very pleasant place right now (for the non-allergic).