Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Voice From the Past

Okay, so I've only been gone a few days, but it feels like forever. Unfortunately, UNLUCKY revisions have taken priority over everything but the day job, restroom visits and food. Sleeping went by the wayside a week ago. Hopefully, I'll be back to my usual self in a couple of weeks - albeit minus a good portion of my mind - and with a lot more butt (I'm a stress eater) but hey, at least I'll be back.

So I took a couple of days of vacation to work on revisions and I noticed something - companies harrass you with phone calls. I'm not talking about normal telemarketing - I'm on the nocall list for that. I'm talking about companies you already do business with or used to do business with. Take for instance my home warranty company. We bought the house last year and the seller provided us with a one-year warranty. It ran out at the end of March and yes, I intended to renew it and still do but I have other things that are far more important at the moment - like not screwing up my writing career when I've barely started.

Well, this warranty company literally calls my house 3-4 times a day! And they don't leave messages. They just keep calling and calling and calling. C'mon, at what point are these so called vendors crossing the same line that your regular telemarketer crosses?

At first it pissed me off so much I couldn't stand it. I mean, I'm trying to concentrate on my work and this yahoos keep calling my house. Then it became this game of wills. Who could hold out the longest...would I break and finally answer the phone or would they finally leave a message.

I am happy to report that they left a message last night. And I still haven't answered it.

I will...sometime....when I have time.

Whenever that is.


Kimber An said...

I feel your pain. We turn on the answering machine and turn off the ringer. We got caller i.d. Everyone we want to talk to knows we'll pick up when we hear their voices on the answering machine.

Tori Lennox said...

It seems like eons since you've posted! We miss you!!!

People calling up for various and sundry reasons drive me insane.

Wendy Roberts said...

Yes, it's true and I hate getting those phone calls. I pick up the call from the appliance guy thinking he's finally got the part for my dishwasher but noooo it's a call from their promo dept telling me about a sale. Argh!

Anonymous said...

Miss your blog but understand. Can't wait to read UNLUCKY.
Had a auto extended warranty call on a vehicle I never owned, and they argued with me saying I did, indeed, own this car, and would I renew the policy. Never would tell me whom they were seeking. Kimber An is right. I've done that myself when I needed time alone.

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