Ever had one of those really overzealous telemarketers who won’t take “No, thank you.” for an answer?
Telemarketer: Hello, may I speak to the head of household, please?
Dead giveaway, pal.
TM: Are you the head of household?
Ummmm … didn’t I just say that?
Me: Yes I am.
TM: Ah, ok. Have you ever thought to yourself ‘How can I best protect my family if something happens to me?’ Well, I have an answer for you. Today, ma’am you can purchase no exam life insurance from (COMPANY NAME) for only … ”
Me: I’m sorry, I’m not interested.
TM: I understand ma’am, but I don’t think that you realize that you can get…
Me: No, thank you. I’m really not interested.
TM: But ma’am, you’re not interested in saving money?
Me: I have enough insurance, but thank you for the offer.
This guy doesn’t give up … thanks, but no thanks. Take the hint!
TM: Wait! Hold on, ma’am! If you’ll only hear me out…
Me: What part of “NO” didn’t you understand? Thank you and good-bye.
TM: (says to someone as he’s hanging up the phone) Geeez, what a bi–
What part of “No thanks” don’t they understand? I try to be polite, because I know it’s just a job to most people who do that sort of thing. However, I’ll be as rude as possible if you keep pushing me after I’ve repeatedly politely declined.