I had one from this company called Body Language something.... The call went something like this: TM: Hello, can I speak to Ms.....
TM: I am from Body Language...(did not quite catch the full name of the company)..
Would you be...
Me: (Cutting him off mid sentence).. Sorry, but if you are trying to sell me something, I am not interested.
TM: Why! I havent even told you about it.
Me: I am not interested in buying anything at the moment.
TM: But you haven't even heard about it. Why aren't you giving me a chance?
Me: I am busy and am not interested. I do not wish to be disturbed
TM: What's the matter with you...
Guess what! He called again half an hour later. How do i know? I have caller ID and its from the same number. I hear his voice and I hang up. This happens like 3 to 4 times a day, everyday for about 2 weeks, . It is either a man or a lady, calling from the same number or an unlisted number.
I really felt like doing a "calvin" on him. hee!hee!
Yesterday, I had another telemarketeer call me. The call went like this:
TM: Hello, can I speak to Ms....(uses my full name!)
TM: Hi ..(short form of my name - ).. ( I did not even know that we were friends and who gave him the right to call me by that name, we are not pals, you know!...PMS setting in, I think!) I am calling on behalf of ABN Amro bank. We are offering you a credit card , and there will be no fees payable for it. They will all be waived. (not his exact words, but he said something to that effect.)
Me: (interupting) Great! Finally someone giving a poor unemployed person something for free! When can I get it?
TM: Uuh, you are not working?
Me: Have not been for the last 8 years. So when can I get the free card. Cant wait to charge to it. There are so many things that I want to buy
TM: Uuh, Sorry, if you are not working we cant offer it to you.
Me: But you told me I could have it for free. Please dont waste my time if you are not letting me have it for free.
TM: Sorry, ah. (Hangs up)
Yes!! I was in a slightly better mood yesterday. He managed to talk to me for some 2 minutes. Most of the other times when I hear that it is a TM on the other end, I just say not interested and hang up.
I know, they are trying to do a job. But from my experience with that Body Language company, I dont even want to give them the chance to talk to me. Not only was he rude, he refused to accept that I was not interested in his product! What do you do when they call?