Tuesday, October 7, 2008

For lung cancer, press one now

Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring.

- Hello?
- Mrs. Porter? (please read this is a sloooow, hoarse, cigarette-filled voice)
- No, this is her daughter.
- Honey, does your mama have a satellite or cable?
- No ma'am.
- Do ya' think she'd be interested in gettin' a dish?
- I know without a doubt she most certainly is not.
- Well, ooookay. Thank ya' hon'

I must say, this was the most unautomated sales call I have ever received.

3 comments:

Dennis said...

Have been in the 'local' building where those calls are generated.....It literally is a smoke filled back room....Smoking may be a requirement to work in the building!!!! Yet they were clearly the most forthright, responsive sales group I've dealt with...I placed an order, canceled an order, got all questions explained with '0' canned 'we aren't allowed to do that etc....'

Owl of the Desert said...

Always nice to get a real voice, and not have to hang up on the person b/c they are rattling off their product at 90 mph before you can get a word in edgewise.

amelie said...

that reminds me of the time julia told a salesperson that her dad had just taken a laxative and now might not be the best time to talk to him... :D

if you tell them that the person they're asking for just died last night, they're usually pretty easy to get rid of.