Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Telemarketing revenge...ha ha ha ha

I hate telemarketers! I know I should recognise they are just trying to make a living...BUT I have run into the worst telemarketers ever!!! I'm always nice but I have been yelled at, hung up on, cussed at...you name it! Plus I feel that since I'm a stay at home I find it offensive that they think they should be able to call me all day long and try to sell me stuff. If I want something I will go to the store. No one thinks to call other people at work and try to sell them stuff. I'm sure John has never had a telemarketing call while at work and since this is where I work I don't think I should have to either! We are on the do not call list but that still doesn't seem to stop all the calls so I'm always trying to find ways to kind of get my revenge but nicely of course.

Today the phone rings and I see that its a telemarketer. I have the genius idea and say "Caleb the phones for you." This is what I hear from Caleb...
  • Hi
  • No, its me Caleb
  • Yea (pause) hi (im pretty sure they asked to talk to me here)
  • No (pause) No!... guess what I'm playing a game on the computer
Then he hands me the phone and says they aren't there anymore. I love it. Caleb gets excited to have someone to talk to and I don't have to deal with them. Next time I will be sure to be on the other phone just to make sure they don't say anything bad (yes, I have been know to call people back when they are rude) and so I can secretly listen and laugh inside!
HA HA HA HA (evil laugh)

6 comments:

Mae said...

You are a genius, Lisa!!! Love it! And I bet Caleb does, too. I'm still chuckling at the idea.

Sara said...

Good idea!!!!

Grandma Caroline said...

Why didn't I ever think of that? I just went out and got a gadget that deletes calls when it recognizes that the call was made by a machine. I think it's called a Zapper. Anyway, it works great, but Caleb works well too!

Shannon said...

That's hilarious!! Good job!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

Yeah good idea. I found that everytime I said I was on the "do not call list" they would hang up before I could get the name of their company to report them. So the other day I was all chummy with the lady and got all the information from her but by the time I did that I had found out that she working evenings as a telemarketer to try and make ends meet and how she knows people hate it but she doesn't know what else to do and she felt like she wasn't any good at it anyways...needless to say we now have $10,000 worth of new windows on the house and are carpets were cleaned 3 times last week...in hinsight, I'm pretty sure she knew exactly what she was doing.

Vicky Durham said...

What a smart, cute, and funny boy!Both of your boys are adorable! Your blog is so fun! You really do a great job! Congratulations on the new baby on the way!! :)