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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon
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March 2014
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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon [userpic]
Y'know, it's funny

Years of not having telemarketers call the house and then somehow my phone number ends up on some list. Thank goodness that I've got anonymous calls blocked, because according to Vonage my phone would be ringing off the hook. Of course, some of them don't block their number, but there's no information regarding who they are.

Oh, they claim not to be actual telemarketers. They say, "This is in regards to your credit card ending in -####, we want to send you a free gift! And while we're at it, listen to our sales spiel."

Today, I had fun.

Me: me
C: caller

Me: Hello?
C: Is this vasaris?
Me: Yes.
C: How are you?
Me: Fine.
C: Great. I'm calling about your credit card -####. We're going to send you some stuff.
Me: No, you're not.
C: Yes we are.
Me: No, you're not. Take me off your call list.
C: Look, we're going to send you --
Me: No. Take me off your call list.
C: No.

Okay, this is the first time I've ever had one of these people say no. Have them hem and haw before I say "Buh-bye", sure, but I've never had them say no.

So it continued:

Me: Take me off your call list.
C: No. We --
Me: Take me off your call list.
C: No. I don't care who the hell you are, lady.
Me: Oh, man, that's totally the way to convince me to talk to you and accept your "free" stuff. "Take this supposedly free stuff or die!" Lemme see. No.
Me: Take me off your call list.
C: No. You ordered...
Me: No, I didn't. Bitch, please. You called me with an offer, there's a difference. I don't want anything from you and didn't ask you to call me. I want to speak to your manager.
C: *shocked noise* What? Really?
Me: Yes. I want to speak to your manager.
C: *more shocked noises* ... ... *dial tone*

Honestly. You're not even calling from a call center -- call centers do not employ cellphones or connections so bad they might as well be cellphones. Why'n hell would I take you seriously? Also, "I don't care who the hell you are, I'm going to keep calling until you give in!" is hardly the way to win friends and influence people. *rolls eyes*

So now I've cancelled the card (which I should have done earlier, honestly) and will take great joy in saying "But I don't have a card -####."