I wonder how many of the 180 million have been spared by the telemarketers so far.
Not many…!!! Must be just a handful of lucky one’s who are yet to get an irritating tele-marketing call.
I, like most of the other harassed customers still get 2-3 calls a week, in spite of having signed up for all DND lists I know of. Most callers’ still don’t understand my disgust and anger – and call back within seconds of me blasting them and cutting the call. Offers for personal/home/auto loans, credit cards, vacation packages, membership to Country club, etc are a routine.
Responses on being asked to not-call again from dumb tele-marketers like this one “Why sir, why don’t you need a loan?” are old news now.
But this one I got the other day just took the cake…
Tele-marketer(TM): Sir, I am calling from XYZ Bank. We have a great offer for you, Sir. We are offering a life time free credit card to all employees of your company.
Me: Wait!!! I don’t want any credit cards, loans, memberships… nothing at all.
TM: Sir, please give me a minute to explain. Sir, we have a special offer going exclusively for your company. All employees of your company can avail of this special offer specially designed for you – since you are our preferred customer.
Me: Wait…!!! How am I your preferred customer? I never dealt with you…
TM: No Sir, your company is our preferred customer.
Me: I am sure my company has no dealing with you at all. My salary account isn’t in your bank either.
TM: Sir, this is a special offer designed for your company only.
Me: Which company? Do you know which company I work for…?
TM: Sir…can you tell me which company you work for?
Me: But you have a special offer specifically designed for my employer. So you should know…
TM: Yes Sir… (silence)
TM: Sir, we can offer this special package for you also, your company too. Employer doesn’t matter. We have given this offer to many companies in
Me: But just 1 minute back it was an exclusive offer just for my company, because of being a privileged customer. Are all IT companies in
Me: How do you even know I work for an IT company?
TM: What company you work for then?
Me: Keep guessing… (Cut)