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Am I a Hypocrite?

I hate telemarketers. With a passion. Oh, and I hate marketers that knock on your door (especially when you have a perfectly working door bell).

Here's some recent ones...

*phone rings*
me: hi
lady: *rambles quickly in Mandarin*
me: o_O'' I'm sorry, I don't understand (I know some Mandarin but she was talking too quick for me... I picked up "company" so I knew it wasn't one of my parents' friends)
l in English: Do you understand Mandarin?
me: no, goodbye

Stupid. If I did, why would I say "I don't understand". 'sigh' I suppose she was just making a living.

*knock on my door*
...daddy opens the door and the guy selling who knows what won't go away
me: *goes downstairs* Hi there, what are you trying to sell?
whiteboy: *goes on and on*
me: *cuts in* (yeah, I know it's rude) I'm sorry, we're not interested
wb: *continues*
me: seriously, stop wasting your time you could be talking to someone else by now, we're not interested. have a nice day.
wb: *tries to continue*
me: have a nice day

I try to be nice... I know most people would just close the door on them. What do you people think? Am I decently nice or just plain evil? Sadly after cold calling for Marketers' Night and being hung up on (ugh), I still don't have much pity on telemarketers and kind. At least the people I'm calling are industry professionals =)

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August 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Somebody's gotta do it. =P

Blogger Kyle  



August 26, 2009 at 10:18 PM

well, i just normally don't think about them.....i suppose if they are in that kind of position they expect to be ignored, it's for the money, afterall......i doubt anyone actually aspires to be a telemarketer XD

Blogger Step  



August 27, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Ask Ji and his (ex-)job calling people for donations. =P

Blogger Lunsha  



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