02 March 2010

conversation with a telemarketer

Ring-ring. Ring-ring.

Gavin: Hello?...Uhhh...Do you want to talk to my mom?

Me: Hello?

Suave man's voice: "Good morning, ma'am. My name is _________ and I am calling on behalf of D___ Network."

Me, politely: "Good morning. Let me save you some time. We don't watch television."

Suave man: "Well then, it would be a waste of time to try to sell you satellite television services, wouldn't it. " With incredulity, "You don't watch TV at all?"

Me: "Sir, we have 8 children. We watch them instead."

Suave man: "You have 8 children? That's what you get for not watching television!"

Me: "Yep. It's a great hobby."

Suave man, chuckling: "It sure is. Have a nice day, ma'am. Good bye."