Acorns From The Healing Tree

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Sizzling


I am still sizzling in anger. I used to be a nice sucker, but now I've really had it. I always thought that telemarketers were people too. I figured they bleed just like we do, ya know? So I always ran, often groggy from being woken up, or disturbed while I was doing something important, to answer the dumb calls. Caller ID helped limit them, cause I can check the number and just not answer, but often they get by.

Can you believe that today, after telling the marketer in a rather loud voice to stop bothering me, and then hanging up, this person actually called me back! I hung up, they called back. This went on for the next five minutes. Finally I told them that this was harassment. They then had the nerve to ask why I bothered to have a telephone if I didn't want calls ("that would help me lower my phone bill.") The absolute nerve. I explained that the purpose of my phone line was none of their business.

Then I actually had to leave my receiver off the hook, and today of all days, while Dad is at the hospital having tests done.

I called our phone carrier and complained about it, but they said that it wasn't a call from them, and they could do nothing about it. Then the representative from our company had the gall to ask me if I wouldn 't like to hear about their "great new promotional offers"?!!!! Aargh. Yup, there's one born every minute.

2 comments:

Athena said...

Wow! Did you tell them to put you on their do not call list? They can't call you again if you tell them that.

Laurel said...

I can't do that because we have a business line (not a solely residential line) so we must accept any and all marketing calls. A loop hole!

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