Over the weekend the phone rang. I donít get many calls, so I was wondering who might be calling. Imagine the annoyance of being greeted by someone I don't know representing some charity I've never heard of who is asking for money to resolve some crisis I don't know anything about.
Roughly 45 seconds into the exchange (and by "exchange" I mean "monologue" since the other person hadn't yet shut up since I said "hello"), I rudely interrupted her script by saying "excuse me!" more and more loudly until she stopped.
Then, not sure what to do, this emerged:
Me: I'm sorry, but I don't take calls from people I don't know.
Her: ... slience ...
Me: ... silence ...
Her: Oh. Okay. Sorry.
I don't know how that line popped into my mind, but I think I'm going to use it from now on. I wish there weren't so many lame exceptions to the do not call registry.
Posted by jzawodn at March 12, 2007 05:56 PM