Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Overheard Tonight in the Call Center

(8:15pm)

Me:

Good evening Ms. _____. I'm a volunteer... blah blah..... wondering if we can count on your support on Nov. 3 for candidates ____, _____ and _____?

(long pause)

Woman:

Well, I was going to until you called during our dinner.

Me:

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry. I wish I had a magic cam into everyone's homes so I could tell if they were eating or not. I certainly wouldn't call them during meal time (thinking to self, isn't 8:15 AFTER "dinnertime"?)

(another long pause)

Woman:

Well, people don't like telemarketing calls.

Me:

I totally agree with you. I'm just a volunteer who cares about VA. Didn't mean to interrupt. Have a great night. thiscallwaspaidforby_____

4 comments:

Angela said...

Ha! Great story. And I liked your response.

The end is near! One week! Can't wait to talk to you after all is said and done.

Melonius said...

so my question is why did she answer the phone???

Mama Corleone said...

I'm with Melonius! Ridiculous. Good luck Lady!! You've sure worked hard.

M said...

Yes to all! 8:15 IS after dinner for most people in this country, and why did she answer the phone if she didn't want to be interrupted?

(It's like when people answer and say immediately, "Can I call you right back?" If you're too busy to talk right at that moment, let it go to voice mail and THEN call me back when you're free.)

Home Stretch!!!