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Telemarketing Calls.

Like most of us, I use my diary to note when my period's due. It's very handy when I'm having an emotional meltdown, too many headaches or RSI like stuff in the rest of me.

If I remember to check the diary, that is.

I am about to start doing it with telemarketing calls, because I get the impression they come in cycles too. We've had about seven in the last two days. At least I think they're telemarketing calls: the phone says "Overseas - out of area" and I don't know why anyone from overseas would be calling me. The only people who have done so in the last two years have been telemarketers. So I never answer those calls.

Of course, someone I know and love may have been kidnapped and is desperately trying to get through to me so I can notify interpol, but I'm sure they'd understand me not answering if they only knew my predicament. And if we're that close, I'm sure they'd know to leave a message and if they don't, we aren't that close after all.

Point being: it's telemarketing week this week.

And no, once again I shall explain that I'm not going to put myself on the 'do not call' register because I like to think that by buying my phone number and ringing me unsuccessfully I'm doing my little bit to make telemarketing just that little more unprofitable.

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maju01
Nov. 26th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
I'm on the "do not call" list but I still get some calls, including the ones where you pick up the phone and a perky (automated)voice says "Congratulations, you have been chosen to win..." at which point I hang up.
dragonsally
Nov. 26th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
because I like to think that by buying my phone number and ringing me unsuccessfully I'm doing my little bit to make telemarketing just that little more unprofitable.

I like your logic. Why didn't I think of that?
Doesn't stop calls though - we keep getting a Qld no ringing us. Thank god for caller id and and answering machine.
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