Friday, July 20, 2007

Ok,Who ever started this... Quit it!

As you know we got our Cable, Phone and Internet transferred Tuesday. That's no big deal, It happens everyday, right? HA! It was less than 24 hours before I got one of those annoying sales call , The first one was to let me know that I had won! Yes indeedy I had.... "Well that's impossible I told the moron Lady, "I have not entered anything, so how could I win". She was quiet for a moment when I said that, I suspect she was not sure of a great or believable come back. But then her sleaze bag Salesperson nature jumped back into gear and she said "Well it is really a little tour you take, then as a reward you get a 3 day 2 night stay in a 4 Star Resort and you also get a 20 dollar gas voucher, (come on gas is very high these days if they have not noticed) You also get dinner out at a 4 star restaurant". I said " NO WAY!" I will not be caught dead eating at a dump restaurant with less than 5 stars, I want a 5 star Restaurant or we don't have a deal...... She said: "Ma'am I'm sorry we don't have any 5 star establishments affiliated with our program, I don't even think they have 5 star eateries here, I'm not really sure the stars have anything to do with it, I think they just have stars on the ads so you will notice them".
I said, well..... "It's a no go I'm afraid, I have to have all 5 stars or else I'm just not gonna eat there, I'm picky you see ". She quickly hung up...... I think because she might have quit her job at that point because I am a real pain in the ass when it comes to people trying to sell me something over the Phone.....

The next one that called sounded like "Lil Kim the rapper" a housewife calling from her home. She probably still had her bath robe on and I'm sure she was chewing gum, because the Base was thumping in the back ground and I kept hearing this snapping that sounded like gum. The Woman said something about her name being "Shaneequah" or "Shaynanaw" (I really couldn't understand her) and "can I axt you a question"? I, of course said "Yes, may I help you" like the stupid ass polite person I am. She says "We have these sales on magazines and I want to axt you to buy sum"" She also told me that if I buy them then she gets paid and she can buy her Baby sum diapers cause you know my Baby Daddy don't help me do nuthin.....
( I swear to the heavens this part is 100% true!)
I said,"well do you except Food Stamp cards" because at the moment that's all I have"!
* blink blink* She then hung upon me ....... I was doing a happy dance because these stupid asses Sales People never give up that easily and I had driven her to silence....

I then got a call asking if I would like to lower my Mortgage payment, I said "Hell No Mister" because if you had done your homework, you would know that I rent this house NOT own it ... But then the asshole jerk jumped in and said "Hey would you like to own the house your renting, I can help". I was less than pleased with this person, because it seemed that no matter what he was gonna try and sell me something. I was happy in one way though because I got to hang up on someone this time......

I guess what I am trying to figure out is this : How much money do they make for selling my information, Hey I should get a cut of the money, after all it is MY information! And was the person[s] that sold it, my beloved Bright House or Is there some place that has all the "Idiots in the world" calling random numbers until they get a sucker on the phone? I think a few years ago they had some list you could sign to stop this sort of stuff but then I also think they ruled against it and said such a list was unfair..... So the in the end I guess we are all screwed.......
I know that I could never be a person who calls people and harasses them and Yes I consider this harassment. I love to talk, but I know the first person that cussed me out and got mad at me would hurt my feelings and make me quit my job! So I'm thinking these people that do this sort of work must have NO heart or conscience!

I also have issues with spam Emails....
I can't tell you how many Pills, Boob Jobs, Penis Enlargements, Viagra and Foreign Lottery's and Hot Sexy Women/Men I have either won, been begged to look at or begged to buy. It drives me mad, I delete about 300 Emails every day.... Where does it end? I have Spam Guards but they don't catch everything. My Road Runner Email account, well I think that they sold my info because like I said my number is brand new and I already am getting sales calls..... The problem with trying to email them a nasty letter back to let then have a piece of your mind is that either the email isn't a real one or they then know YOUR Email is good and they send you more crap. It's a circle that never ends.... I guess it's just a price you have to pay for the convenience of a phone or the Internet......

In thinking about this I realize that junk email is just like junk mail..... I personally have never been able to stop that and so in the end I guess I'll never stop all the junk email I get.

About a year ago there was a Commercial on Television , they had this brassy blond tacky bitch on about 100 3 times an hour for an eternity a couple months. The commercial really drove me crazy, The Woman in the commercial couldn't sing in my opinion and every time this commercial would come on I would cringe and I would scramble to turn the channel, It drove me to the brink, Seriously. I thought about it and I said to my Husband," If they think this Woman sells cars with that crap they are crazy". He said "It seems that when they make these commercials they figure irritation sells". I personally don't think so, but maybe he's right. Well after seeing this particular commercial enough times to make me violently ill
. I decided it was worth it to try and do something about getting it off the air. I thought it might be 'impossible" but who knows so I wrote them a little letter:
To the Idiot that thought this was a real money making idea Whomever this may concern,
There is a commercial you have on Television that I want you to PLEASE take off the air! It's the one with the lady singing.......
I personally would like to stuff a sock in her pie hole strangle the Woman you have singing that STUPID jingle on Television. If you really think that sells cars you are on crack crazy. I would not buy a car from you if someone paid me to, because of that commercial is STUPID. Will you please stuff a sock in her mouth shut her up. While your at it I need a set of ear plugs and a hot poker to poke my eyes out because I can't take it any more don't think that just because you think it's funny, WE the public think its funny, It's so NOT true!
I would really be obliged if you would take that ridiculous waste of money commercial off the air before someone decides to sue you for making them mentally unstable your Family sees it and wonders if you were dropped on your head at birth or something...... Please I implore you .....
Sign me , a Lady who refuses to fall for Stupidity, intimidation or guilt tactic sales.......
OK, so really I didn't say all of that, BUT I did write them a letter and it WAS a bit like that and guess what, They took that commercial off the air within a week and it was never to be seen again. It just goes to show you that sometimes the squeaky wheel DOES get oiled ......
Keep it real people and stand up and be heard, because if you let someone force you into their way of thinking, OR sell you something you DON"T want just because your scared to say NO then you are gonna be just as ridiculous as they are a very unhappy camper and out a lots of bucks !
Peace

6 comments:

Shinade said...

Finally I am getting a chance to do some visiting...and oh my thank you for the laugh...yes I actually laughed out loud!!! Hey try running a political blog....the US government calls you.....spooky????? I hope you are getting settled and get a chance to watch the movie. hugs,Jackie

A Week In The Life of A Redhead said...

I can relate on an entirely different level. I set up a phone service in my son's room and after the 3red ring it goes to someone else's voicemail with AT& T. I have called, they have come out (of course they won't come in your house now for fear they may have to pay for fixing one of their old connections) and they can't find the problem.
Here's the #%$%&&& problem THEY ARE IDIOTS> My son doesn't have AT&T voice mail, so if it is going to some other person's email there's the first clue they have FUBAR'd something at their end. How difficult is it to turn off a voice mail feature for a phone number when it was never odered.
Thank you for letting me rant. I imagine AT&T will fix it by year 2019, by then we will have adopted this other guy and let him get his voice mails when he stops by for visits...
Catherine, the redhead

Sugar Queens Dream said...

Not yet Shinade ,I have to find that movie but when I do OH I'm so GONNA sit down and watch it !

Redhead, you have me beat on that one, I think the whole system of things is crazed !

Bill Blunt said...

Oh, it's good to have a good rant, isn't it, SQD?!!!

I usually try to persuade these cold-calling salespeople that they should buy something I'm selling, or else to donate to my own peculiar religious cult. That usually stops them in their tracks!

Keep on keeping them at bay!

Bill

Tish said...

You've been tagged. :)

Sugar Queens Dream said...

Bill, They just don't get it ! Thanks for the nice comments!

Tish, Whine,whine,whine.... I already did this one but I guess I could do it again and maybe with different answers LOL....
Peace!