I had the most interesting phone call at work last week. I am mainly the person that answers the phones for my work, so I have the whole "telemarketer" detection thing down. We get several solicitation calls a week (which is pretty annoying when I am in deep concentration doing accounting paperwork) so I know their game.
I like to reel them in then strike them down... does that make me a horrible person?! I don't think it does.....but I will say, I am nice the ones who are nice to me.... now, the people that aren't so nice to me, that is a different story and I may like to play games with them every now and then. But it looks like the game was on me this time.
Disclaimer: I do understand this is the person's job, but there is no need to be rude or belittling to anyone (including me) - and most that I have crossed paths with are. There is that rare 1 in 12 telemarketer that is nice (and I am nice back).
Hint #1 that this was a telemarketing call: Caller Id is listed as Anonymous/Restricted
The phone call went something like this:
Me: Insert Company Name Here.
Telemarketer: HI, How are you today? (they usually try to be super nice at first)
Me: Good, thanks. How can we help you?
T: Can you tell me the name of your service manager?
Me: May I ask who is speaking?
T: This is Marcus Smith from Blah Blah Blah ( different name and company, obvi)
Me: What is this regarding?!
T: Just tell him I am on the phone, he will know who I am. (I'm sorry but, if you don't know his name, how in the world is he going to know you?!)
Me: How about you tell me what this is regarding.
T: How about you tell me what you are wearing.
Me: Excuse Me??? (In a not so nice tone)
T: How about you tell me how beautiful you are.
Me: I think that is very inappropriate.
I then hung up on him.
Seriously, how do people keep their jobs when they act like this? Being kind and decent will get you further in the long run. I was just so shocked, I told my co-workers and they laughed it off, because, it really was funny in all actuality And I very rarely get fired up, and I was pretty fired up. Some people I swear....
Only 2 more days to Friday!
I am not counting down or anything....
Saw this on pinterest and had to share, it gave me a nice laugh.