Tuesday, 14 August 2012

How to Get a Telemarketer to Hang Up


So yesterday, I answer a phone call at work. The gentleman on the other end starts in...

"Hello, ma'am. My name is blahblahblah and I'm with blahblahblah and blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah..." with a voice that clearly says, "I'm working from an outsourced country." You know the kind...the one with an accent so thick you can't understand a word they say. And he's yammering on at 100mph so I haven't a hope of understanding him.

So I say, "Stop," but he keeps on going. "Stop! STOP! STOPSTOPSTOPSTOPSTOP!!!" He finally stops.

"WHO are you with?"

"My name is blahblahblah and I'm with blahblah Yellow Pages blahblahblahblahblahblah..." and he keeps on yapping.

"I'm sorry. I'm not the one you want to talk to. I'm not the boss. She'll be back in September."


The rude b*****d just hung up. No "OK," or "I'll call back later." Just...click.

The guy was so fired up to make a sale that he didn't even take the time to find out if he was talking to the right person.