The evil of telemarketing grows

Telemarketers are getting more and more annoying! Not only do they invade your personal domains (your phone), they try to sell you stuff you don’t want.

On top of that, nowadays, they read make-nice sentences off convoluted scripts before even telling you what they’re trying to sell you.

You know how some pay-per-minute calls go on and on in their introduction menus, saying tons of redundant things, making you pay for precious minutes for nothing?

It’s like that.

Telermarketers now take two hundreds years to get to the point where they actually tell you what they’re selling, when you can safely say, “Oh that’s what you’re selling? I’m not interested.”

Seriously.

I don’t want to know your name.

I don’t want you to ask if it’s a good time to talk.

I don’t want you to tell me I’m one of the specially selected elite few to be receiving your call.

I don’t want you using formal, polite sentences as if you were reading a business letter to the Queen of England, adding a zillion redundant words to make yourself sound more polite but prolonging my misery!

“Good morning, m’am. Thank you, m’am, for your kind patience in hearing what I have to offer to you. I am quite certain that you will benefit much from our brand new service, which I will be most delighted to share with you in a moment. And, now, m’am, this exciting offer which I have right here, which I would like to share with you is…”

What is that?! Nobody talks like that in real life. Just get to the point already.

I don’t care if you have to do this job to survive. This is a terrible, evil job, next to flyer distribution, and you should rather starve than accept the job.

GO DO SOMETHING ELSE FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY!

I think I got spurned… by a telemarketer

I just received this phone call.

Telemarketer: Good afternoon, can I speak to Miss Shen?
Qiaoyun: Speaking.
Telemarketer: Miss Shen, I’m happy to tell you that you’ve been specially selected to be a member of the new American Express Kris Flyer Gold Card.
Qiaoyun: I see.
Telemarketer: May i know if your yearly income is more than 40k?
Qiaoyun: No.
Telemarketer: Er… including bonuses and allowances?
Qiaoyun: No.
Telemarketer: *slight pause* Oh. In that case, we’ll let you know if we have other promotions in the future. Bye!

WTF.

I haven’t even launched into my “I’m not interested” speech, so where does he get off being not interested in me first?

What the hell.

What happened to “specially selected”?

Telemarketers are getting more idiotic by the day. If you’re working as one, please quit before your soul gets eaten and your brain turns moronic from the demands of your job.