Friday, August 8, 2008

I'm not asking you to be *interested*...

The quality of telemarketing in the world today is rapidly reclining. Just now, I got this call:

TM: We'll be sending you out some information about tech support for your business. I need to verify the address.

Me: I'm sorry. We're not interested. Please take us off your list.

TM: Well, I'm not asking you to be interested. We'll be sending out some information about tech support for your business.

Me: Please, don't do that. We're not interested. Just take us off your list.

TM: Ma'am. You don't have to be interested. We'll be sending out some information about tech support for your business.

Me: *blink blink* You want to send me information for something I'm not interested in? Please, no. Just...take me off your list.

TM: *sigh* You don't have to be interested. We'll be sending out some information about tech support for your business. Is there someone else there I can talk to? A manager or someone? (acting like I'm the idiot)

Me: Well, I'm the office manager. I'm telling you to take our company name off your calling and mailing lists. It doesn't get more official than this.

TM: *sigh* I'll call back later. *click*

3 comments:

Shauna said...

I think you should have asked him to verify his address so that you could send him some gay porn. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF HE'S NOT INTERESTED.

But he probably is.

Jesse Harris said...

I'm reasonably sure that what he was doing is illegal under Do Not Call regulations.

Andrea said...

Today must be National Telemarketer Day, because not 20 minutes after this one, another lady called. When I told her to put me on the Do Not Call list, she said, "I'm not using a list. I'm just calling out of the phone book." I have a hunch that's illegal but don't have anything to back it up with. She called 4 more times, once on each of our lines. We spoke so many times this morning that I wanted to invite her to come to church with me.