I really, really
don't like these people.
Yep, it's TUESDAY,
time for some topics that have bothered me this past week.
I call them
definition: something that annoys or bothers
you very much (and usually has an easy remedy).
Yesterday these people called four times.
Here's how it went.
I am busy cutting up chicken. I quickly wash my hands and pick up the phone.
a recorded voice says: Hello this is credit card services, this is a very important call. We want to assure you there is no problem...
Click. I hang up.
note: I listened to it all one time and quickly realized it was a sales call. Now my trigger finger is working faster due to more practice lately. I am pretty quick at hanging up on this one.
I'm busy scrubbing the shower and I hear it ring, so I run to get the phone. I am now out of breath.
Is Joe there?
No. There is no Joe here.
Oh, well, I meant to talk to you anyway. How are you today? Have you ever...
No, I have not. Thank you, Goodbye.
note: even though he was lying to me, I thought he was polite, so I tried to be polite back.
Hello. This is a very important call regarding your student loans...
note: I don't have any student loans. I get this call at least 5 times a week. I'm pretty quick at hanging up on this one too. Hanging up quickly is now a family sport.
I am cleaning Kitty's litter box and the phone rings.
Hello Mrs. C_____ how are you today? You have been chosen to receive this great vacation in Branson, Missouri, three days and 2 nights in our luxurious resort and four tickets of your choice to an outstanding selection of shows. Would you like to come on down and enjoy our wonderful resort? I can even include 2 half-price meal tickets to some of the best restuarants in all of the greater Branson area. Now wouldn't that be fun?
Yes, that would be great?
Well, Mrs. C_____ this great vacation includes wonderful amenities including an indoor pool, sauna, a spa. I can book your amazing get-a-way right now for the one time, today only, price of $289, now that is a great vacation bargain isn't it? Would you like me to go ahead and make your reservation?
No, where i syour resort?
Oh Mrs. C_____ this is a one time offer, and reservations are filling fast, may I go ahead and get your vacation started?
No, I want to know more about your resort.
Mrs. C_________, have you been to Branson before? If you have, I can offer you a friends of Branson discount and get you that 3 day and 2 night vacation booked right now for only $229.
Thank you for the info. I need to talk this over with my husband before I give you the okay.
Well, Mrs. C_______, if you can go ahead and give me the okay, I can give you an additional discount and that now makes this Branson Vacation only $189!
That's sounds like a good deal. Now where is your resort?
Mrs. C_______, we have several resorts that participate in our special deal. May I go ahead and sign you up?
Well, I would like to know more about the resort before I give you my credit card info.
Mrs. C______, now listen, you NEED a vacation and I NEED a sale. Let's make this deal at $149 and get this over with. I'm tired of messing around here. Come on!
I think he just wanted my credit card info.