Telemarketers/PhoneSolicitors You Gotta Love Em Right? ....Not!!

@Cherryd41 (1121)
United States
September 12, 2009 10:01pm CST
I gotta tell you those Telemarketers are a pain in the a**! Its just ridiculous they call all hours of the day and also into the evening hours.the call weekdays and weekends and they even use those computer auto dials where you don't even get a voice on the phone you get a robot sounding auto response. The worse for me was refinancing when the market was being saturated by calls from these telemarketers here in the United States. (don't hear that now with the fall of the banks theres been a huge drop in those calls for obvious reasons)But that doesn't stop them from calling about other things ...they read you this script and in the middle of it I would say no thank you and they would just keep on reading and I would say no thank you again ,,,,,,,their still reading as if they don't even acknowlege the fact that I am speaking to them I don't mean to interupt but I am not sitting through a 5 minute script about what they want to offer me or want me to buy. So what I do now is say Hey hello? Time Out I said no did ya hear me do you want to hear me? I guess not then I hang up . I try to be nice but when it doesn't work I do what I have to do to get off the phone. Then we have the donations dept.. The firefighter,police dept,((I dont mind when these guys call for donations except when they call during the dinner hour) special olympics, goodwill,salvation army ect.. it just seems that for most part they call at a time when you don't have time to speak with them not saying they know that when they call but its still annoying so I try to be as courteous as I can and say I already gave they don't seem to know that you would think they would havea record of pledges that were already made from a certain household.. And they always seem to want to tell you how much you should give by saying the most popular donations is ..and it seems to be the one that is one of the highest lol So whats your experience with telemarketers or charirities who call for donations?
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Sep 09
Hi cherry41, Sorry to intervene here but I am laughing about a "telemarketer" who was calling me all hours of the day trying to give away five items for the price of NOTHING? Well not being daft I did´nt believe that one. So she asks me what do I think of that what she just said. What she was trying to give away was some sort of cleaning machine that is like a wizard does all and undoes all. So she asked me am I not amazed and I told her indeed I was not lol. I said I already had something which I use all the time and she asked me what it was and I said CHA CHAN "AN ORDINARY SWEEPING BRUSH AND A MOP AND A BUCKET". Needless to say I have never heard from her again lol. She dramatized all she was telling me with such passion it was indeed worthy of an Oscar I would have given her five Oscars for such a brilliant performance but alas me and my sweeping brush are such good friend who I know so well lol. Another time they came to my Door and this time they took me completely by surprise saying congratulations you have just won this for buying this and they showed me a whole load of I don´t remember what I think it was saucepans. They were most taken aback when I said NO NO NO and shut the door straight in their faces lol. I really had a laugh behind the door. Hope you laugh with me cherry because I have learned the hard way with these harrassing people. I just clang the phone down on them and sometimes I will not even open the door to them. Sorry to seem so rude but this is the only way to treat them. I really am a sociable person but I will not entertain people like this although I can thank them for making me laugh so much. British people have a really offbeat sense of humour. Don´t worry I am not trying to sell you anything here. Have a great day all. Hugs. Sue.xxx
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
13 Sep 09
HI Lovingangelinstead21 LOL Oh yeah I'm laughing with you,I tell ya they will stoop to almost any level to get you to say yes. And the fake enthusiasm is worthy of an Oscar you got that right! Sometimes you have to get rude in order for them to get the point they do everything short of not sticking their foot in the door so you don't close it on them LOL...I'd close it anyway if they did that serves them right for sticking their foot in the door you can pay for your medical bill with your commissions. lol
• Pamplona, Spain
13 Sep 09
Hi cherry41, Stoop to anything you are so right. One of them in the past four months has tried to leave me a magazine and because I´m foreign here he sort of tried to make out I did´nt understand him. So I said very nicely in my most correct Spanish, no magazine, no leaflet thank you very much and shut the door on him but wait he kept saying these are the ones that catch just as you are coming through your door with shopping he has not come back since either thank goodness. Another one a long long time ago was with his foot halfway in the door already so I started to close the door and he said my foot and I said yes but I am closing the door he said you can´t my foots here so I said well take it out then and he gave up lol. I always hang up the telephone the minute I hear things that sound like selling don´t give them a chance cherry you are not being rude in the end they give up just ask all the Spanish Insurance companies that have called me here on this phone this year lol. Zapped em up real quick lol. No really I don´t want to be like that but they teach you to be like that they deserve it. By the way the foot story is true lol. He went away cussing but never came back oh boy some mothers do have them lol. Take care hope you get free of those pesky callers soon.
@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
13 Sep 09
if they don't take no for an answer, I hang up
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
13 Sep 09
HI Elicbxn Thats what I do now as well after a while you just get tired of being interupted when your in the middle of something listening to someone try and sell you something or get you to donate monty for this or that, I often hang up right while their in the middle of their little script that they read to you .
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
13 Sep 09
A good bit ago before the roomie was my roomie and before the "do not call" list, she worked nights, one day one of those recorder ones came on and she turned on her talking book machine (she's visually impaired) right at a really racy part of the romance she was listening to and put the handset down on it...