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Cold calls

Speaker 1:
Have you ever got one of those calls that’s either generated by a computer or somebody going down a list, and they’re either offering a service or they’re introducing some new product in the area. And normally when they call you’re either in the shower or you’re in the middle of cooking something and you had to stop everything to run to the phone.

Speaker 2:
Yes. Yes that is that one that you were talking about.

Speaker 1:
That was the big one I’m talking about. I work weird hours and invariably just about the time I’m going to sleep the phone tears off the wall.

Speaker 2:
Uh-huh, uh-huh.

Speaker 1:
And you’re trying to crawl out of a half unconscious sleep and answer the phone. You either hear the click as soon as you say hello or you hear the click of the recording coming on.

Speaker 2:
Um-hum.

Speaker 1:
Or you hear somebody already starting reading, reading off a list of stuff that they’ve read probably a thousand times that day already.

Speaker 2:
That’s true or the ones that are, are generated by a computer. It’s just a computer voice that comes on the line. Those are the ones that I really really hate too.

Speaker 1:
Even had some of them the…they’re voice activated and you’ve got to say hello twice before they’ll do anything.

Speaker 2:
Uh-huh, uh-huh. Yeah sometimes I, I get them on my, uh, answering machine at home so, and I hate that when I’ve got a whole bunch of messages and I go through them and most of them aren’t from anybody at all.

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