I’m so annoyed. I called to get the electricity turned on in our new home this morning. I only wanted to get the electricity turned on, that’s all. It should be a simple easy call, but it isn’t. Everything you do these days involves some kind of up sell. I don’t want to pay extra money every month for access to your registered electrician. I don’t want your water heater insurance. I don’t want you to give my phone number to other companies. I just want to get my electricity turned on. That’s all.
Now I’m getting phone calls from all kinds of companies that can offer me services that can help me as I move into my new house. Yeah, just what I wanted, because I don’t have enough other things to do during the day.
Telephone sales seems like one of the worst jobs ever. Who wants to talk to someone trying to sell them something over the phone? I definitely don’t. I don’t think anyone does. It must be terrible to have to call people who don’t really want to talk to you all day.
That’s why I felt so compelled to be nice to Lisa when she called me this morning to offer me a great deal on whatever the heck she was selling. Lisa talked so fast I could hardly understand her. When I told her again and again that I wasn’t interested she just kept talking.
“Aren’t you interested in saving $1200?” she asked. She really sounded bewildered.
Yeah I’m interested in saving $1200, that’s why I’m not signing up for your service. They’re always trying to trick you into thinking you’re saving money by spending money. It’s like the grocery store receipts that have printed at the bottom you saved $5.28, but in reality you just spent $42.19.
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