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October 28, 2004

Hang Up on Me, Will You?

No more sympathy for telemarketers.

I may be a royal pain in the ass, but at least I'm polite. I'm perhaps most polite when I simply tell telemarketers that I don't have time to fake an interest in their product, I'm even moderately polite when I ask them if they majored in telemarketing in college, and I'm at least somewhat polite when I hmm and huh over the entire spiel before laughingly telling some poor guy that I really have no need for bacteria-eating septic disks.

That's why I'm SO shocked by what just transpired.

Understand, we run our own biz here...There are three lines, and one me, and my friggin $400 multi-line cordless has crapped out on me. Sooo, when the phone rings, I curse, get up, and answer in my best I'm not annoyed voice.

A second lapses before the caller realizes I'm on the line, and I could have hung up then...but I didn't. No, I waited for the girl to ask me to take some jewelry survey. Then I went with my MOST polite, "I'm sorry, this is a business, and we really don't have time for..."


Bitch! She hung up on me! I stared at the receiver in disbelief. That was a first.

Interesting challenge. Maybe I can have some fun with the next call.

So I figure, if I have to hang up on them, score one for them...but if I can get them to hang up on me, score one for me!

I'll tally up at the end of next week. Anyone else want to play?

posted by Key on 08:27 PM | Comments (6)

Geez, get a life. Put yourself on a do not call list why don't ya. These people are just trying to make a living. It's nothing personal with you.

Posted by: Joe at October 28, 2004 08:32 PM

I did.

You think that works? I was friendly none-the-less.

I've learned my lesson.

Would you rather me talk politics, Joe? Or would you like a date with my brother?

Posted by: Key at October 28, 2004 08:36 PM

Key...you get an extra bowl of ice cream tonight.

Joe...you can take out the trash.

That was great!!!

Posted by: Sam at October 28, 2004 09:29 PM

We are on both state and federal DNC lists, but nonetheless it happens. And I'm always nice. But sometimes they hang up on me, anyway. I'm just a big 'ol waste of their time, eh?


Posted by: pam at October 28, 2004 10:42 PM

I'll tell you what works EVERY time. As soon as you realize that THEY are trying to sell you something.............break out in a spiel about "what a coincidence, I sell encyclopedies" and ask THEM to BUY! They hang upp everytime and most forget what the hell they were suposed to say to you next....lol

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