Telemarketer Gone Speechless

United States
March 10, 2007 12:51am CST
My fiancee and I received a telemarketing call and he picked up the phone seeing as it was a toll free number. Well, this lady was from another country like Pakistan or India. The lady asked for me and he asked her what she wanted and I told him I wasn't interested right away. Mind you, she was well present on the other line and was talking to him. When he told her I wasn't interested she began stuttering as if she didn't understand what he was saying. His response? "Ya' know for a telemarketer you suck at selling." It was a golden moment.
2 responses
@caesarin (1091)
• Indonesia
10 Mar 07
I wish I could do the same like your fiancee did. But I just never had the courage to do so. I know I might not meet this other guy on the other line. But who knows?
• United States
10 Mar 07
I heard a story where some guy told a telemarketer to f*** off and the telemarketer called him back threatening the guy. I guess we all have our good and bad days at work. It was a little inappropriate what my fiancee said but it sure was funny.
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
It must be humilating on the telemarketer's part. But I tell you being a telemarketer is not an easy job though they just sell over the phone. I have so many friends who are telemarketers for different countries like US, Australia and UK. And sometimes, their concern is, they seemed being looked down by the people of the said countries especially if they started to stutter over the phone. What I can just say is, telemarketers only are doing their jobs and they have spiels or rebuttals everytime the customers say they are not interested. They have been trained on these rebuttals too and it's part of their job to somehow rebutt. But what makes them annoying sometimes is when they get to call back even if you already said you are no longer interested or still tries to get your attention back even if you already said no. Again, it's just part of their job. These telemarketers get terminated also especially if they say foul language to their customers even if they don't mean it. Most of them have their voices recorded while on call that's why you customers have also the right to call their attention if they are already beyond the belt and you also have to understand them at the same time everytime they rebutt because it's just part of their job.
• United States
10 Mar 07
I tried to be a telemarketer at one point and didn't last a day. I went in for the one-week training and when that first day at work was through I quit. It takes a special person to deal with different people call after call. It sounded like an outsourcer (it was on speakerphone)and I'm even more against that than anything and it has a lot to do with why he reacted the way he did. Telemarketers are supposed to sell products, not read off a script.