Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cold calling

"Hello? How are you today?"

"I'm fine thanks. How can I help you?"

"Am I right in saying that somebody on this number has had an accident in the past two and a half years?"

"No."

"Am I not right in saying that somebody on this number has had an accident in the past two and a half years?"

"Yes."

"Ah so you have had an accident?"

"No."

"Are you sure?"

"I'm extremely sure that nobody on this number has had an accident in the past ten years."

"Oh. Has a member of your family or a friend had an accident in the past two and a half years?"

"No."

"Are you sure?"

"I live alone on a desert island with only the voices to keep me company."

"Oh. Thank you very much for your time, sorry to have bothered you."

9 comments:

KAZ said...

A cold caller once asked if I would like a photographic portrait taken of me with my family.
I replied that I was extremely ugly and had no family at all.
He thought I was jesting!

fairyhedgehog said...

That's the way to do it!

willow said...

Just say, "I da babuh sittah".

Joanna Cake said...

Brilliant! LMAO x

Gadjo Dilo said...

That told him/her. I used to find my stammer helped in these situations - they were only too pleased to get off the line.

inkspot said...

This is a perfect model of communication.

Scarlet Blue said...

*makes note for future cold calls*
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Thank you boys and girls. I wish I'd had the presence of mind to ask him if he was one of my voices.

Kaz: you should know by now that these are the wrong waters for fishing for compliments! (-:

syncopated eyeball said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! Well done!