Friday, April 27, 2012

Something to Look Forward To

"We'll call you every.

Don't I feel honored?

I don't.

Because the conversation started like this.

...Cell phone rings. Unknown number. My kids just got done riding a horse at the zoo.
I answer, because who knows who is calling?!

Me - "Hi."
Jerk - "Hello. This is the Computer Maintenance Department."
Me - Thinking. Because, like, I pretty much AM the Computer Maintenance Department.
Me - "Which Computer Maintenance Department?"
Jerk - "THE Computer Maintenance Department."
Me - Thinking. Because, that's a good way to ruin a nice conversation with me.
Me - "OK. I call bullshit."
Jerk - Doesn't see this on his script.
Jerk - "I am calling from the Computer Maintenance Department!"
Me - "Here's what we're gonna do. You're going to remove me from your list. And never call me again."
Jerk - "We'll call you every.

And guess what!?
That was the truth!

Every day. In the afternoon. From the same number.
During subsequent calls, I've tried to feign interest and enthusiasm.

But just my luck. They keep hanging up.

I did Google it tonight.
And <sigh> I see posts (in the only hit I looked at) from 2010.

What's old is new.


Lindsay said...

hmm. i tend to ignore unknown numbers. they're usually people calling to collect someone's debt anyway and i know it's not mine. (i use my 900 credit cards to pay my mortgage on time and all - though maybe i should get a tinker bell one too!)

as annoying as they are, i can also see answering and wasting their time as they are all about short phone calls and making sales. in general, i don't have the patience for that and certainly don't need to annoy myself on purpose.

you are very lucky! what a nice guy that computer maintenance department guy is.

Anonymous said...

I feel like this is a story right out of my own life!