Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai
banzai

  • Mood:

Telemarketers

I've encountered the rudest telemarketers recently. I know that's a crappy, crappy job, but because this is true, if you actually like to call me at home and annoy me, and you won't stop your pitch when I tell you I'm not interested. you're just evil.

MCI-Worldcom are the most recent offenders, calling me two nights in a row at the same time last week. The first night I told the guy that I wasn't interested, that it was after 8 pm and I just wanted to relax and not think about long distance. So he says, "Well I think if you're relaxing, that's a perfect time to talk about long distance..." I grew angry, told him the conversation was over, and hung up.

The next night, a woman from MCI-Worldcom called with a similar pitch. I immediately told her I didn't want to talk about long distance and that I had a bad experience with her comrade the previous night at that time. She takes this as a cue to be more aggressive, telling me that she is calling to raise my rates and how does that sound? I come to my senses and tell her I'd like to be removed from their list, to which she responds that if I will hear her out, she will never call again (someone doesn't catch on very quickly...). I tell her to remove me and terminate the call.

I say all that to say this: if you answer the phone, say hello, and don't get an immediate response, hang up. It's a telemarketer. The only way those MCI-Worldcom bastards got through is by calling back after I did that, which just goes down as further proof that they are evil incarnate.

As if I needed more proof.
Subscribe

  • The analog ideal and the digital real

    There’s an underlying issue that’s been bugging me on the digital vs. analog stuff I’ve seen off and on for some time. So on Facebook, I tried to lay…

  • Being the limiting resource in the rushing stream

    Last weekend was our church's annual Men's Retreat, with the theme of "Living Intentionally." Though I was only able to attend a portion of the time…

  • Losses and messes

    Hasn't been the easiest past couple of weeks. Nothing awful in the scheme of things; just a steady stream of losses and messes, departures and FUBAR…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment