Telemarketer: 1 Alex: 1

I got a call from this number which I’ve been missing for a while now. Picked it up, and it was a telemarketer of sorts from Optus.

My house gets bad reception so I was sort of running around trying to get reception while she talked to me. I missed about half a sentence so I said, “I’m sorry I have bad reception I can’t hear you.” She replied back, “I can hear you perfectly.”

I suppose all those hang ups have made her cynical and straightforward. I should give her that point.

However, since we’ve been getting Chinese telemarketers, the next time I get one and I accidentally respond in Chinese, I’ll say, “Sorry I don’t speak Japanese.” And hang up. Sure, I’m being racist toward my own people, but I’m allowed to be.

Alex

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Me: 1 Telemarketer: 0

I’ve been posting this anywhere I can, since I can.

So far I’ve Twat about it, and Facebook status-ed it as well. The next logical step is of course here.

Anyway, so just then, about five minutes ago, I got a call from a telemarketer. I may have to make up some of the dialogue since I can’t remember it all, it wasn’t important enough.

T(elemarketer): Hello, I’m calling from [some company name] how are you today?

A(lex): Busy?

T: …I apologize ma’am. But I am just calling to inform you about a special offer we have…[goes on for ages].

A: …

T: [slight pause] So the offer is limited, and only…[so forth so forth].

A: …

T: [pause] Hello?

A: … [music plays audibly in the background]

T: Hellooooooooooo? Helloooooooooo? Are you there? Hello?

A: …

T: [hangs up]

A: [sniggers]

That’s right, bitch. Try calling again.

Alex.