When I answer, some computor is telling me they have "important information" about my credit card account. Also the robo/voice says "press 1 to talk to an advisor, this is your final notice!!". Then it spews something about the possibility of lowering my interest rate.
Usually I hang up as soon as I hear a computor on the other end. I have been getting this call often, so today I am going to screw with someone - I'm just in that kind of mood.
I press 1 and get this soothing elevator music - but it doesn't last long. In 3 seconds the advisor comes on the line - she has a pretty voice - and appears to be geographically close [no fer-ah-ner accent] and asked if I was calling about lowering my interest rate. I'm thinking YOU CALLED ME! but remain calm. "Why yes I am" I say. She says she must ask me a few questions to se if I qualify.
I already know I do NOT qualify!!!!!!
She proceeds to ask me how much credit card debt I have. This is when I let the cat out of the bag and tell her I don't have any debt or even own a credit card so how much lower does she think my interest rate can get.
This gal seemed to lose her sunny disposition real quick. She asked If I just pressed 1 to hear her voice.
Now I'm kind of a softy - and it IS near Christmas...................
I said "I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas"
Her attitude vastly improves.
She says well that sweet and a Merry Christmas to you too!
The call was short and we parted on friendly terms and I won't feel guilty later for chewing someone out that really doesn't deserve to be chewed on.
I have a very low opinion of the profession tele-marketers have in general mostly because I used to work the night shift and sleep in the daytime.
Maybe this person can't find any other job but at least she HAS a job. That is much better than able bodied persons expecting someone [me] to make a living for them.
So there you have it folks, Gtractor is a softy
Edited by Gtractor, December 06, 2013 - 03:03 PM.