Okay, so for the second day in a row I’ve gotten a call from a telemarketer here at my desk. The first came from a catalog that I have ordered from, but I severely doubt I put down my work number. I told the woman in no uncertain terms that if I got a call again from them I’d be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau.
Today I got a different kind of call. It’s a call that’s been coming in at our front desk for about a month now. Apparently the service has decided to move on to the other numbers in our company.
My phone rings. “Hello?” I ask.
“Hello!” chimes the automated chirpy voice. “My name is Steve and I have some exciting news for you if you are a homeowner!”
The problem is that this marketing call came into the front desk every thirty minutes for a week before petering out to about six times a day for a few weeks. It was annoying and disruptive. It had better not start doing that here at my desk or SOMEONE’S gonna get beat down. I have no problem listening to the entire automated message, writing down the company name and then reporting someone. Okay, well I do have one problem – I’m intrinsically lazy and in most respects it’s easier for me to come here and complain than to actually root out the company information and then go through the rigamarole of reporting them. But the angry intent is there.