I sold newspapers over the phone. I have solicited donations for many organizations over the phone. I get that people are just doing their job...
So the phone rings..."this is a call about your current credit account, there is no problem with your current account. We are calling to lower your interest rate."
Fine I'll play along. "push 1 to speak to a representative"
Young guy says, "are you calling about lowering your interest rate."
I say "yes"
He says, "do you have at least 3,000 in debt"
I say, kindly, and with a smile: "I need to be taken off your list. I am getting a few of these calls a day."
He says, "Why did you lie?"
you said you called about lowering your interest rate
I AM responding to the call about lowering your interest rate. I need to be taken off your list.
But you said...
I don't answer to you and I need to be taken off the list immediately. (I hung up)
AARGH!!!!!!! I want to be nice. Why can't people respect that! I'm glad that I bit my tongue and wasn't more direct and didn't engage him longer.
There's a glitch in my patience for today. Accusing me of lying? Like I was wasting his time. Them are fighting words