So, I get a call from a “toll free number.” What possesses me to answer it, I don’t know. Clearly it’s some sort of telemarketer.
Telemarketer: Hello, may I speak to Margaret Moljer?
Okay, it’s definitely a telemarketer, who’s apparently targeting my wife Greta Munger.
Me: No, I’m sorry, she’s not here, may I take a message?
Telemarketer: No, that’s okay, I’ll call back at a later time.
Me: Well, if you do call back, you’re not going to get anywhere if you call here during business hours. She’s got a job, you know. And don’t you know we’re on the do not call list? Or do you think because she bought socks from you three years ago, you’re entitled to inconvenience us whenever you like? If you’re so sure she won’t call you back, then it’s pretty much a guarantee that she’s not buying whatever your selling. Why even bother?
Of course, I never got a chance to say that last bit. The phone call was over before I knew it. But really, what’s the point? Why ask for a particular person? Shouldn’t you just try to sell your product to whoever answers the phone? That way I can hang up on you and we won’t have to repeat this charade every few days when you call back.
If I ran a shady telemarketing operation, things would be different, I tell you!