Tuesday, May 1, 2012
How To Treat a Telemarketer
We have a "home phone" which we never use, now that all of us have our own little smart phone gadgets. What our house phone is good for is routing telemarketing calls. I don't know why we are on anyone's list, but somehow our unlisted number gets a good many calls for political candidates, auto insurance, credit card offers, people trying to sell us stuff.
The calls always start out automated and then, if you are interested, you can either push a button or wait for a real person. Justin has gotten kind of creative in seeing if he can get us taken off of various call lists.
Profanity is the number one way to get rid of a telemarketer.
Here is number two:
Caller: Hold on for an amazing offer to decrease your credit card rates!
Real Person: Good morning. My name is Ashley (it's always Ashley). Would you be interested in lowering your credit card rates?
Justin: BBBBBUUUUURRRPPPPP!!!!! BRRAAAPPPP!!!!!
Real Person: (Weakly) Excuse me?
Justin: BRAAAPPPPPPBURRRPPPPPP!!!! BELLLLCCCHHHHH!
(Talking in the background: What is that? I don't know!)
Justin: BRRRRAAPPPPPBELLLCCCHHH!!! BURRRPPPP!!!
Real Person: Hello?
Justin: BUUURRRPPPPP!!!! BRAAACCCHHH!!! BEEELLLLLCCCHHH!!!
Real Person: Click.
By this time, I am laughing so hard, I am crying. I have to admit it. I peed a little. And immediately changed my blog topic.
(This post brought to you by the magic that is my husband. I've never wanted him more.)