Right. Telemarketer Amnesty is Now OVER.
I declared Telemarketer Amnesty some time ago because I thought it would help my karma. Fuck that for a bag of monkeys.
Even when I try to be nice, I still confuse them.
Them: "Is Ms K [Surname] there? I am phoning from Undisclosed Mobile Phone Company"
ME: "No. I'm her partner - could I help?"
Them: "Oh! This is a business number."
ME: "No. I am her wife."
Them: "Oh! Then is Mr K [Surname] there."
ME: "No. She isn't a man. She's a woman."
So last night I went through the exchange above once more and the lady I spoke to then said:
Lady: "What is your name?"
Me: "I don't give my name to strangers, sorry."
Lady: "But I am from Undisclosed Mobile Phone Company."
Me: "Sorry, but no."
Lady: "Well, I just want to let Ms [Surname] know we will be sending her a new camera phone."
Me: "She doesn't use your service. She already has a phone. Thank you."
Lady: "Do you have a mobile phone, madam?"
Me: "Yes, I do. I don't need a new one, but thank you."
Lady: "How much do you spend on the phone a week?"
Me: "£5.00 a month."
Lady: (incredulous) "£5.00 a month? What contract are you on?"
Me: "Pay as you go. I am not interested in a contract or in a new mobile phone. Thank you."
Lady: "If you pay £32 a month on our contract you will get a free..."
Me: "I spend only £5.00 a month on top up. £32 is more than I pay now."
Lady: "But you'll get a free...."
Me: "I am not interested. Thank you."
And so the conversation continued for another few minutes until I eventually got arsey and told her that I don't want her fricken phone or contract and slammed the phone down.
Telephone preference is going to be sorted. TODAY.