They ring, and they ring, and they ring…and they ring. I would know, I used to be one myself, but don’t tell anybody. Yes it’s those Telemarketers again.
You know the scenario; these Telemarketers would call at the best of times, when you are having a lovely family dinner (‘Oh would someone get that please’), watching your favorite television show (‘This had better be good’), when you are feeling bored and lonely at home and need a friend to speak too (‘Is that you Alisha?’ ‘No, it’s Annoya Miss, remember?’) and when you are saying your prayers to help all Telemarketers in the world (‘…and I pray for all Telemarketers in the world and the one who is going to call very soon’).
But you know you want these Telemarketers, even though you don’t; it’s almost like a love-hate relationship – ‘Oh those damn Telemarketers haven’t called yet. Why haven’t they called?’
They call so much they are almost indirect members of the family. Someone better leave a seat for them at dinner time.
You could well believe what the Managers and Team Leaders of these Telemarketing call centers would be like –
‘Now we want you to keep calling (pestering) these people until your fingers fall off, until you are hoarse in the throat, until you pass out at your computer and of course until the potential customer says yes, yes, yes in some way or another. Now call, call, call.’ (Managers and Team Leaders)
(Bit of tune before Telemarketer starts speaking) ‘Hello, this is Annoya from SmartTart Home Loans…’
‘Sorry Annoya, and you are very annoying aren’t you. Now I said it before and I’ll say it again and I’ll keep on saying it…not interested, not interested, not interested, NOT INTERESTED. My gosh, you really are annoying Annoya.’
‘Free gift Sir, free gift…’ (Annoya)
‘What, was that you said, Annoya?’
‘Yes Sir, you heard right, a free gift from SmartTart Home Loans’ (Annoya)
‘Free, you said free? So SmartTart Home Loans has become SmartAlec Home Loans. Well I guess you got me listening for a very, very, very short space in time Annoying, sorry Annoya…’
In the meantime, we are going to say some prayers for past, present and future Telemarketers…and for more free gifts with the Telemarketing (hint hint) –
‘Well I’m still going to say no…no, no, no, no. But I guess they’ll (Telemarketers) keep on calling. It’s actually turning out to be quite fun really all this calling business.’