Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Telemarketing FAIL

This morning I received a call from a telemarketer. The conversation went something like this:

Me: "Good morning. May I help you?"
Her: "Good morning, this is so-and-so from such-and-such marketing. Do you have an email address?"
Me: "Yes."
Her: "May I have it?"
Me: "No."
Her: Silence.
Me: (after a few seconds). Click.

Five seconds later the phone rings. I answer it with my customary cheerful "Good morning! May I help you?" She says: "You B*$&#!!! You are SO RUDE!" Hangs up. Then calls me back FIVE times. Each time I get no response to the standard greeting. Until I say, "If you keep calling I will contact the Federal Communications Commission to report you." She says: "Go ahead. GO AHEAD!" in a sing-song voice that I've only ever heard before in a school yard.

But she didn't call me back.

And she certainly isn't going to get my email address NOW! Sheesh.


Cell Block said...

Ah, telemarketing...the only job where being stupid AND lazy are pre-requisites. Besides, if her fragile psyche can't handle being hung up on, then she's definitely picked the wrong vocation.

Aunty Evil said...

Just GIVE her the bloody thing, what have you got to hide???


Tracey Petersen said...

She didn't offer her email address to you? How odd...

Stomper Girl said...

Seriously. Repoooooooooort her!!!! You don't ring someone back and call them a bitch. Even if they were rude to you, which you WEREN'T. Unbelievable behaviour.

caramaena said...

I had a telemarketer accuse me of lying once. Though he was relatively polite about it!

He asked if I was Mrs (J's surname) and we're not married, so I said no. Obviously confused the poor fellow because he sounded bewildered and asked if I was the baby sitter. Technically I was looking after our son at the time so I said yes. Then I got 'Ma'am, with respect, I think you are lying to me' and he hung up!

Ok then...

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