[Dshield] Yes,I'm angry
gaj at uppergroove.ca
Thu Aug 25 13:18:27 GMT 2005
Mike Wydra mentioned:
>What makes you think I don't get mad :) I also get angry when spammers ring my phone (I'm on the "no call" list), and I nail them (my latest victim was some jerk from Direct TV). The dumbest thing I ever heard in my life was from a check out girl at "Best Buy." They, and a few other stores, now ask for your "phone number" when you check out. I told her, "No, I don't give out my number, and I'm on the no call list anyway." She said, "Oh, can I have your "cell phone" then?" What do you say to these morons?? Their everywhere...
I was on a no call list for two years. Didn't make much of a difference.
I just tell them to take me off their list, which they are required to
do here, but the list of these companies doing "survey's" or other
garbage is so long it really doesn't help much. Now I use other
means..... "Gee, am I ever glad you called! My 5 dogs died this morning
and I really need someone to talk to!" Line goes dead rather quickly :-)
I had one call from these places that tried to sound as official as
possible, but I knew what the call was... another survey. "Excuse me,
I'm a little busy wiping......" I'll leave the rest up to your
imagination... worked rather well (LOL).
The only time I give my phone number at the store is when I'm returning
something, such as Canadian Tire. Any other time, I refuse. If they
continue to insist on asking me for my phone number, I leave whatever I
wanted to purchase and walk out of the store. I don't go back either.
>Okay - before I get a barrage of well meaning posts about the fact that I'm using my real name and e-mail addy on this VERY public list - don't bother. I
Well, that took all the fun out of it :-) I use my real email as well.
Doesn't make much difference to me as it's plastered on my website for
obvious reasons. My email client is trained fairly well and if there is
spam coming in, I rarely see it.
Off topic : Thanks to all the help folks for the topic Re:Server. It's
been a little crazy here and this is about the only free moment I've had :-)
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