Ok, I’m all for making a living as the next guy, but for the last few MONTHS, my wife and I have been getting messages on my answering machine saying (Paraphrasing):
“Hi, We’re from your credit Card company, We’re calling about Your Credit Card Bill! Please hit 1 for an Operator! “
Can we say “possible FRAUD“, Boys and Girls?
They’ve called us during Dinner a few times too. I’ve asked repeatedly for our number to be taken Off the F____ing list and they say “OK” and hang up.
Today, On Martin Luthur King Day, They called YET again!
Ok, I calm down , Steel myself, and Hit “1”.
Operator: “Hi, are you interested in Reducing Your Credit Card Bills?”
Me (Smiley Voice): “Sort Of, I always looking out to save money in this time of Economic Gloom, but which one of My Credit Card Company do you Represent??”
Operator: “Well, We’re from Your VISA Card!”
Me: “Really? Which ONE Exactly? Would that be My Wa Mu Card?”
(NOTE: I don’t have a WaMu Card)
Operator: “Why, Yes, That’s the one. We represent ALL your Visa Cards!”
After going back and forth a few times, he would NOT identify the company.
Me (Slightly Annoyed Voice): “That’s Interesting, but What I REALLY want to know is, Why am I being called when I asked for my number to be removed three times already?? The Automated machine talking to my Answering machine is really annoying…”
Operator: “(sigh), Sir, all you need do is hit the ‘2’ Button…”
Me: “Really?, The Recording did not say that. It only said to hit ‘1’ to speak to someone.”
Operator: “Yes sir, It did. If you listened for another 20 seconds, you’d hear it”
Me: “Um, Noooo, I don’t think so, But What-Ever. Will You remove my number NOW???”
Operator: “Just hit the ‘2’ Button.”
Me: “What? Now? I don’t want to buzz it in your ear or anything…”
Operator: “Yes Sir, Now…”
Me: “(Stabbing The ‘2’ Button) Ok, Am I off the List?”
Operator: “Yes Sir.”
Me: “That’s great, have a nice day.”
Operator: “You too.(click)”
I swear, If I get one more call on our answering machine, I’m making an MP3 File and posting it online. I have nothing against the Operator. He’s just trying to make a living but this is ridiculous.
NOTE: I’m on the “Do NOT Call List”! I have the sneaking suspicion that one of our credit cards is up to this. If I find out which one, I’m canceling my card…
Music I’m listening to right Now:
“Suspicious Minds” by Fine Young Cannibals from the “Fine Young Cannibals” Album.