Bitter-sweet

@tredale (1313)
Australia
July 11, 2007 12:14pm CST
Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING, BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS. I was woken up today by some lady on the phone trying to sell me tickets in a lotto for some charity. I told her "I wasnt interested" and she went on to say "go and put your mum on the phone you little brat". Well as all you know I am the mum. I just hung up, but it left me wondering how you people would have acted? Looking forward to your responses:-()
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• United States
11 Jul 07
Love you're philosiphy on slinkies, hilarious! Like you I would have just hung up.
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
Thankyou Juanamomof5, I wasnt sure if anyone would know what a slinky was. It not as in fashion as it was when I was a kid.lol Bring slinkies back in fashion is my real aim.lol
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
Well I am not used to be scolded or wouldn't allow anyone to simply just shout, I'd surely retaliate. That's my initial reaction, shout back and drop the conversation. I apply simple principles in life, touch me not then I won't touch you. I'll do to you, what you did to me. An eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth!;)
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
I like your way of thinking raijin, I will remember not to cross you.lol I think if I had of been awake and firing on all fours I would have said something.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
Just don't tolerate them, it would be considerable if they'd do it for once. But don't let them or anyone do that again to you, I do know that you're a good person!;)
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
Thankyou very much raijin, I think you are also a really good person and Im glad I have you on mylot.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 07
I would have quite politely told her where to go after I would have told her that I am the Mum How rude was this Woman And she could have been talking to a child there as well
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
I agree gabs this is a bit of a problem seeing I own four children and this is what might of happened. I now laugh as it now seems quite funny.lol
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
How rude and nasty. I would have asked to speak to the supervisor and repeated what this person said...the cheek of her. I'll bet you were shocked. I would have been.
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
19 Jul 07
Yes shocked is a good word for it, I would have asked to speak to the supervisor if I hadnt of been half asleep. Now all I can do is laugh how someone called me a brat.lol
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
13 Jul 07
I would have given her my mom's address and number and then told her my age.
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
What a great suggestion dbhattji, I think I will also give this a go next time I get one of these calls. You are very funny.
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
12 Jul 07
I would have hung up and then would have had to restrain myself from reporting her. Thankfully it was you that picked up and not some young child that was merely trying to do the right thing and let you sleep. You did well tredale!
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
Thankyou sid556, Im not sure I would have if I had of been awake. I also may have reported her if I had of remembered the charity.lol
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Oh my- how wonderful that person is- A telemarketer that is rude- I bet they get alot of sales- NOT--- I'd have said -- I'd like to speak to your supervisor- you little brat--- and reported them- how rude- what if you really were a kid- I know for a fact my daughter would have said mom- this person just called me a brat... and I would have went off on them!
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
I know what your saying, my son would have given her what for. I just didnt register quick enough. I am not use to been called a brat.lol
12 Jul 07
id have got the police on her
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
Thanks for your reply mandapandawanda but Im unsure the police could really do anything about this. Its dont really a big offence.
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I would have contacted the place she was selling for, if you knew it. That is ridiculous. Or maybe said something only a mom would say, thus letting her know her mistake. How rude!
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
I agree it is very rude, but there are so many charities which ring I cant remember which one it was. I guess I can see the funny side of it today I just couldnt yesterday.lol
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Well I think thats terrible my friend. You should call that charity and tell them what she said. I have to tell you something funny a couple of monthes ago a bill collector kept calling me so I had it. So I said next time he called I said oh my mommy is not home.LOL And I kept doing that finally he stopped calling me.heheheheh
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
I really cant remember which charity it was or I would be tempted. But I think if a bill collecter rings I will use the mommys not in one thats classic.lol
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
11 Jul 07
wow! the nerve of some people eh? but i also have a young sounding voice, a lot of people have asked to speak to my mom lol (um hello, 45 people!!) and i tell them she lives elsewhere! (that should get em thinking eh? LOL)
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
I have used that one before cher913, Ive told them "sorry mums not in" maybe she had called me before.lol but still to call me a brat goodness me.lol
@GardenGerty (115242)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I have a standard, true comment: "I am sure it is a worthwhile charity, but I only donate through my church and United Way." If asked further, I tell people it is because my church is accountable to me, and I know where every penny goes. I also would have reported her, if I knew the name of the charity, for rudeness, and name calling.
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
This is a great comment and I may even borrow it if you dont mind, next time GardenGerty. I wish I was more awake I may have even reported her, I was just a little shocked when it happened.