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Telemarketers have feelings too!

First listen to this mp3. The first part is my greeting for our answering machine, and the second part is a message that was left on it today. I deleted all names to protect the guilty.

Obviously they were upset about my message, which is sad for me, because I tried really hard to word it to be clever but not derogatory. The problem is I mumble, and she must have heard "improve your lot in life," as "improve your lowlife."

I guess I will need to change the message or speak more clearly next time. I am open to suggestions.

Comments

raaga123
Aug. 15th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
They're trying to help people by disturbing other people uninvited in their own homes. There's some confusing moral ground for you....
aroach
Aug. 15th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Perhaps the ends justify the means?

I personally detest charities calling me asking for money. If I have some money/time/property I want to give to charity, I'll find a charity to give it to myself. I feel the same about telemarketers. Luckily I am the telemarketing do not call list. Unfortunately that list doesn't apply to charities or politicians.
raaga123
Aug. 15th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
My personal strategy is to give all telemarketers, regardless of organization, the same polite but firm "I'm sorry, we don't accept telephone solicitations" followed immediately by hanging up. This has two advantages: I don't inadveretently abuse the well-meaning, and the pushy ones don't have an opportunity to argue. ;-)
aroach
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
I usually try to be nice and let them down easy... which just wastes my time and theirs. Your way sounds better. I will try it.

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