Acorns From The Healing Tree


"I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content." ~ St. Paul


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.


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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