you get phone calls from cellphone providers trying to sell you a contract. I’ve already sold my soul once to these blood sucking leeches, why would I punish myself again? I get a call like this at least once a week and it goes like this:
Cellphone Provider (hereafter known as CP): Good day, is this Miss Links?
SL: Yes? ( I answer cautiously)
CP: Can I have a few minutes of your time?
SL: Erm not really I’m very busy at work
CP: Don’t worry Miss this will only take a minute (Lies, all lies)
CP: I’m calling from T mobile and I’d like to tell you about our amazing offer that you and only 11 other people in the country have qualified for (More lies).
CP: For only R179 p/m you will receive a brand new Nokia with 5mp camera (erm hello my current phone is 10mp) as well as R1 000 Game vouchers (as if I ever shop at Game) and a really neat key chain (who are these people trying to kid?)
SL: I’ve already got a cellphone contract, thanks.
CP: But you always need another.
SL: Not really.
CP: May I ask which network you are with?
CP: How much are you currently paying and what does your current package offer you?
SL: I’d rather not say, that’s personal.
CP: Well Miss I’m sure we can top what you currently getting.
SL: Look I’m happy with what I have.
CP: I understand but for R179 you get free minutes, sms bundles, data bundles.
SL: I really can’t afford that. (Who does this guy think he is? my financial advisor?)
CP: It’s not alot of money, you’ll gain so much more (really persistent and getting agitated with me)
At this point I’m ready to slam the phone down but remain polite as I have family and friends who work in call centres and I know how hard it can be. That being said I really do need to terminate this call.
SL: Thank you so much for your time and the call but at this stage I cannot commit myself to spending more money on a phone and contract that I don’t need. Enjoy the rest of your day.
And then I realise I’m listening to a dial tone, CP has already hung up and I’m like WTF!