Got a call from a telemarketer today.
TM: Hi, I’m calling from ABC company on behalf of XYZ bank.
Me: Yes? (Thinking to myself that this must be another credit card call)
TM: Sir, we would like to offer you a one year subscription free platinum card from XYZ bank.
Me: Sorry, I’m not interested in a new credit card.
TM: Sir, do you have a credit card with XYZ bank?
Me: Yes, but I’m not interested in getting another card from your bank. (Wish he would just hang up)
TM: May I know what card is that? Is it a gold or platinum?
Me: Sorry, but I’m not interested in your credit card. (Getting abit pissed off already)
TM: Sir, this is one year subscription free platinum card.
Me in an angry tone: Which part of “I’m not interested” do you not understand?
TM: Oh, sorry Sir, goodbye, have a nice day.
I’m usually nice to telemarketers on the phone. After all, it’s not an easy job. Why make their life miserable? I don’t like to waste their time. Once I know what product they selling and I have no use for it, I just tell them straight that I’m not interested in it and wait for them to put down the phone. Most of the time they will get it and put down the phone shortly.
Well….. Most of them except this one.