Today hubby called the local newspaper to cancel our subscription. When asked the reason why he said, "Um.. we got it because we were potty training a puppy.."
The representative laughed. My guess is that was the first time she'd ever gotten that response.
Then there was this call that I answered..
I press #1 to speak with a representative.
Him: Hi. I'm calling from blah blah blah..
Him: You need to update your credit card blah blah blah?
Me: No. I wanted to know if I could have your home phone number.
Me: I wanted to know if you would give me your home phone number. You know, so I could call you at home like you just called me.
Him: Ma'am. I can give you my work number.
Me: But you didn't call ME at work. C'mon. Fair is fair.
Him: I only give my home number to people I know.
Me: Well then.. what's your name?
Him: Joshua something something.
Me: Hi Josh. I'm Barb. Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?
Me: My granddaughter is selling Girl Scout cookies. (That was a lie.)
Me: What kind do you like? Peanut butter? Mint?
Him: I like cookies, but how would you get them to me?
Me: You could give me your address.
Him: I can't do that ma'am. Again that is private information for those I know.
Me: Where were you born, Josh?
Him: At blah blah hospital. Where were you born?
Me: Orlando, Florida. You married Josh?
Him: Not right now.
Me: Oh, you were married before?
Me: You have any kids?
Him: I have one son, but I'm not married to his mother.
Me: You want to buy some cookies now?
Me: How old are you, Josh?
Me: WOW! I have a 27 year old daughter. Maybe I could hook you two up!!!
Him: You don't sound old enough to have a 27 year old daughter. You only sound about 25.
Me: *rolling my eyes* You have a web cam, Josh?
Him: Ohh.. you're into web cam stuff?
Me: I'm married, Josh. Want to talk to my husband?
Him: He gets into you talking to other men?
Me: No. May I speak to your supervisor?
Him: Sure. Hang on.
*I hang on*
Me: I assume you monitor the phone calls?
Her: Yes I do. In fact I was listening to this call and I don't appreciate you soliciting our representatives.
Me: I wasn't soliciting him. I asked him if he wanted to buy cookies.
Her: You asked for his phone number.
Me: I asked for it because he has mine.
Her: He is only 17 years old.
Me: He told me he was 27.
Her: Whatever. If you are so lonely and need strangers to talk to, Keep on pressing #1.
Me: I don't think you're being very professional. Is THIS part of the call being monitored?
Me: I'm recording this, too. I'm on the Do Not Call list and you just called me. I'm going to report you breaking the law. (I'm not on the list.)
Her: I'm not breaking the law and I'm done talking to you.
Me: Have a nice..