Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Usually, when you put telemarketers or research people off once, they don't ever call back. Which is great, because I hate to be mean to people who are just trying to do a job and support themselves and maybe their families.

So this research firm called a few weeks ago, asking for my husband. Told them he wasn't here, and that he works, he's not home during the day.

Well, apparently they really, really want his opinion on health care. Because they called again. And again. And again, and again, and again. And then one more time.

First they'd ask for him, then when to call back, then if "Mrs. Damschroder" (which I do not use, though I will cop to being his wife) can do the survey. The first time, I was in a hurry and said it wasn't a good time. They asked when would be. I told them mornings are better.

Yesterday they called at 3:15. I told them that every time they call, they ask for my husband, and I keep telling them he's not there. He said, "You told us he'd be available in the morning."


"No, I told you I'd be available in the morning, and it's 3:15 in the afternoon."

The guy confirmed that if they called me in the morning, I'd do the survey. I said, sure, if you call me in the morning.

They just called. And asked for Jim.


I said, "No, there is not a better time to reach him." He thanked me and hung up.

The kicker? It was the same guy I talked to yesterday.


Victoria said...

(insert scream here) That would make me nuts. Heck, it makes me nuts just thinking about it!

Natalie Damschroder said...

I know--I actually thought of you while I was typing it, and how nuts it would make you. LOL

Misty said...

LOL to both of you. I once had a client who let a vaccuum cleaner salesman talk to him for an hour, asked intelligent questions and then told the guy he wouldn't have a need because he llived on a dirt floor :)

Natalie Damschroder said...

That sounds like something Jim would do!

I once told a guy we had no computers at all at my office. He didn't believe me. :)