Sometimes a blog post falls from the sky, or from the telephone. Lately, our household has been bombarded with phone calls which caller ID tells me are from a well-known replacement window manufacturer. I picked up the phone last evening out of curiosity. My original intent was to ask them to take me off their call list. Here’s the transcript of my phone experience.
Telemarketer: “Hi how are you?” (Are you kidding me? This is right up there with “So, how’s it goin’?” Who begins a phone conversation with a stranger by using this type of greeting? So I asked….)
Babette: “And just who is this?”
Telemarketer: “Is this BeeBee?” (OK, so she didn’t know how to pronounce my name. And she still didn’t identify herself, either.)
Babette: “Yes it is. And just who is this?” (I’m not going to teach her how to pronounce my name and this is the second time I’ve asked for the name of her company. Two strikes and you normally are out in my book. I could have hung up at this point, but the conversation was shaping up into great content for a blog post). [Read more...]