Friday, October 3, 2014

The Thick-headed Telemarketer

This just happened:

Him: "Hi, I'm calling from (worthy cause), I'd like to..."

Me: "Sorry to interrupt, but we have a policy that we don't donate to charities who solicit by telephone."

Him: "That's fine. Of course I wouldn't ask you to give money over the phone. If it's okay with you, I'll send you an envelope by mail."

Me: "No thanks. Good luck with your other calls."

Him: "What? No?"

Me, patiently: "You're asking me this over the phone. That's solicitation."

He got very angry with me for some reason. Oh well.