I have to admit that it's been a while since I've had any telemarketing calls, but since we have a new number that's not on the Do Not Call Registry....that's all we've been getting.
I've been qualified to win hundreds of thousands of dollars, I've been offered magazines out the wazoo, and I've received a new satellite dish system. I've politely declined them all and until the other day all of the callers were okay with that. "Goodbye and have a good day, Ma'am." they would all say.
Until.....Friday afternoon I answered a call that had the id of a marketing company.
It went a little something like this:
Crazy Telemarketer: "Hi, may I speak to the person in charge of making your internet decisions?"
Me: "You are, but we've just been set up and we're not interested in changing."
Crazy Telemarketer: "I'm not even trying to talk to you about your internet. I'm was going to talk to you about your telephone and try to save you some money."
Me: Pause......thinking...."No she didn't!"
Me: "Well, we've just gotten set up with that as well...and don't you get snippy with me."
Crazy Telemarketer: "I'm not getting snippy with you, Ma'am. I'm just trying.....blah, blah, blah."
I sat there for a minute to let this scenario sink in, then I went to find my husband to tell him all about this insane woman who had called ME in the first place. I do believe the goal of her call was to somehow get ME to spend MY money with THEIR company.
Not the way to handle it.
I think she needs a new career path and I need to register our new number.