Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2AM, Seriously??

Greetings Happy People,

It's 2 o'clock in the morning, and you are in your bed enjoying a nice, deep, sleep.

Suddenly, the phone rings.

You stumble towards the phone as you answer it.

On the other line, is a salesman trying to sell you the latest product or "next big thing."

As this person offer his sales pitch, you ask yourself "Why is this fool calling me at 2AM?"

You tell the person to get lost (or some other language that's unsuitable for children) and hang up the phone. Feeling upset about this person's audacity to call you at this time of night, you wonder how this fool sleeps at night.

If the call was an emergency or from a relative from halfway around the world, it would be understandable, but a salesperson?? Really??

Just when you think it is bad when these people call you during dinner, it is a whole lot worse when they call you in the middle of your sleep.

What do you do when this happens?

Well, there are many things that could be done. First thing is to hang up on the person. The second thing is to curse the person out, THEN hang up on them. Another option is to trace the call and call this person at 2 o'clock in the morning to see how they like being called in the middle of the night. If it is from a legitimate company, you may want to call the company (on the next business day) and report the ambitious salesperson. The best they could do is warn the person or have one of those "heart to heart" talks that leads to either a reprimand or termination.

Another sensible option is to just not answer it at all. If it is from the person you know, just hang up on them.

If you have ever had this happen to you, chances are that you know what it is like to get one of these non-life threatening calls. Man it's annoying!!

Now if you are the person making these calls, please consider your audience before your make your calls at a certain time. You would not like it if someone calls you at the middle of the night wanting to sell you something. Why do it to someone else? Is it really worth the commission to do this at all?

There are people that live in different time zones. There are people that have to go to work in the morning. There are people that live different lives. If it is necessary for you to call someone at 2AM over a sales pitch, in the name of strawberries please do some research before you use the phone!! It might save you a few choice swear words!!

As I try to get whatever rest I can get for the rest of the night, I hope that no one goes through this "misfortune" that happened to me. If so, you have a right to tell the person off and hang up on them. Some people.......

That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.


Jesse I-I-I

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