T: "Hi, is this the Rumplestiltskin residence? I'm calling from Sears... about your washing machine!"
Me: "Nope, sorry. Nobody here by that name. Perhaps you have the wrong number. Or perhaps you have the *correct* number, but they just don't have this number anymore." (I pretty much say this EVERY, SINGLE call I get.)
T: "I'm looking for John... John Rumplestiltskin."
Me (maybe if I try it slower...): "No..... I'm..... Sorry.... You.... Have.... The.... Wrong.... Number."
T: "Do you live at Monkey Lane?!"
Me: "Nope, sorry. Whoever you are looking for is Not.At.This.Number."
T: "OHHHH! Sorry."
I don't like to be rude. And I don't want to be rude. To my knowledge, I'm not saying this in a rude tone. But seriously?! How many different ways are there to say that? I used to say, "Nope, sorry! Wrong number!" And hang up. But then they'd call back ten seconds later. Because technically they *have* the right number, it's just not the person *they* want. *Should* I be rude?! Ack.
Once I got this other call, and they were like...
T: "Is Mr. or Mrs. Joe Tenderness there?"
Me: "Umm... no... nobody here by that name."
T: "Well, then let me tell YOU about this great offer to win a trip to the Bahamas! What's your name?!"
Me: "Ummm... no. I gotta go. My.... errr.... kids... are... getting into my patterned paper stash... :-)
Of course these names are made up. Nobody really called and asked for *these* people. But I did have a customer today at The Container Store who lived at Monkey Lane. Tee hee. So I thought I'd throw that in here. :-p
When my cousin was in a fraternity, they had a contest to see who could keep telemarketers on the phone... the *longest* just by talking to them and asking them ridiculous questions...
T: "We have some great deals with your phone company right now. And we'd love to give you a service of 10 cents a minute per call!"
X: "You want to GIVE me 10 cents for each call I make! That sounds AWESOME!"
Tee hee... stuff like that. That *does* sounds like fun... but I think I have better things to do than talk to telemarketers...
You know... like *blogging* about telemarketers... ;-)
Ooooh! And I was asked to participate in a Studio Calico challenge, and my page went up yesterday on their blog. This layout was so much fun! :)
I liked the painting. :-)