God DAMN telemarketers.
So here’s the story…
This pleasant sounding woman calls up, (and, as I later find out) asks operations who handles the computers/printers/things that plug in for our agency. The pleasant sounding woman comes to me…
Then she launches into her script.
Telemarketer Twat: “Hey, this is Jackie”
Me: “Hello Jackie, what can I do for you?”
TT: “You know that printer you have in there, next to you?”
Me: “Yes, what about it”
TT: “I just need the model number off of it because my boss…”
Me: “Hold it ‘Jackie’ I’m not giving you any such thing, I don’t even know who you are, who do you work for?”
TT: “Whoa, my boss just told me to call and get the model number”
Me: “Jackie, I manage every printer in the place. Me. I don’t know what your “Boss”, who and or what that is, needs with the printer model number, but you ain’t gettin it.”
TT: “It’s just that my boss needs…”
Me: “JACKIE! Listen closely. If you want to sell me ink or toner, that’s cool, and really it doesn’t matter if you know what model my printers are, but this little marketing thing is deceptive, and if I can’t trust you not to lie to me from the first time I call, why on EARTH would I buy anything from you?”
TT: “Maybe I should have my boss call you”
Me: “Maybe you should.”
I mean, this must work or else they wouldn’t keep doing it, but WTF? Who markets like this?