Do you guys know that it is a cardinal sin for telemarketers to send information through any means except the telephone, just because they’re called ‘telemarketers’?
I’ve proven it once. A few days ago, I’ve proven it again.
It was a lady with a thick Indian accent, whom, for reasons unknown to even myself, I imagined to look like that Datuk Ambiga something something (yeah, that Bersih aunty).
Telemarketer: “Hi Mr. Ooi, this is Ambiga calling from X bank. I am here to promote this super awesome insurance that you must buy et al~~”
[not her real name, and not verbatim]
Me: “Errmm, sorry, I have already bought a bunch of insurances.”
Telemarketer: “You really have to listen to this offer I have for you because it is different. This insurance is ~~~”
She started to ejaculate her insurance stuff on the phone, and I didn’t even get a chance to respond. I had to cut her off instead.
Me: “Whoa there, Datuk Ambiga. Look, it’s been a long day in the office, and I’m tired as shit. Anything you say on the phone will not be registered by my brain so, why don’t you email me your wonderful offer with all the notes inside, I’d take a look at it and call you back if I’m interested?”
Telemarketer: “I’ll make it simple enough for you to understand, you just need to give me 3 minutes~~~”
Me: “No I’m sorry. I just can’t. Email me, I’ll take some time to read it through and take a thorough consideration of your offer.”
Telemarketer: “But this is telemarketing, I can’t send you the information through email… just the phone…”
Me: “Well then, it is YOUR LOSS lah! Ok??”
Telemarketer: “Ok ok, bye Mr Ooi”