Now, I’m first going to mention that is one of those ‘opinion’ things. Also, it should be noted that I do not encourage the use of YTMND.com. I’m pretty sure it rots your brain, or your teeth, or something. So, without wasting more time, here’s something… special…
**Consider this sentence your warning for some pretty colorful language.**
Ma’am, please step away from the phone.
This lovely sound bite reminded me of some of the reasons why I think people are nuts. The biggest problem seems to be that nobody is willing to take the blame. There’s no sense of accountability in this country, so it’s no shock that we have people calling telemarketers and going on these surreal rants. Now, maybe this woman had some reason for flying off the deep end and blaming all the wrongs in the world on this telemarketer. But from what I could gather, it seems like she’s getting a lot of calls and she’s very unhappy about it. Now, I can’t say I have a problem with this, so maybe I just don’t quite understand. I use this device that some people know as a cell phone, so I’m not on many lists. But I do have a common number and I get a lot of wrong numbers. And when I say a lot I mean a lot. When this happens, I react in a slightly different manner then our friend on YTMND. I usually say something like ‘Oh, I think you have the wrong number.’ To which those evil monsters say something awful like ‘Oh, sorry.’ HOW DARE THEY!? But really, if you get a call from a telemarketer, try this:
“Would you like to buy something you don’t really need?”
“No thank you. And could you please take me off of your calling list.”
And here’s the really neat part. They’ll actually do it. And you know what? When another company calls you with another offer, you can use the SAME DIALOGUE! It’s crazy. And if you keep this up, eventually you’ll be telemarketer free. Here’s a final piece of advice. Anytime you’re thinking about doing something, just ask yourself this simple question. “Is this going to end up online and make me the internet joke of the week?” If the answer is yes, take a few minutes, grab a Snickers for all I care, and calm the hell down.