Friday, July 30, 2004

Stupid automated dialer

The phone rang, but when I answered it, there was nobody there. There were some clicks. Then, after fifteen to twenty seconds, it hung up.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

The recording of Kelly from National Vacations again

I picked up the phone, and after a couple of seconds, the recording of Kelly from National Vacations started playing. It was a long day at work, so I was disgusted enough to hang up on it. This is the first time I've hung up on a telemarketer in many months. It's still been many months since I've hung up on a live telemarketer, though.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Another telemarketer

I picked up the phone and said hello. There was some telemarketer background noise and a woman asked hello. After two seconds, I said yes, but she had hung up.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Recording of Kelly from National Vacations

She said a bunch of crap, and then said to speak with a representative, press 9, so I pressed 9. After being on hold for a while, I asked the representative what the recording said. He said that I was getting three different vacations. He then asked if I was married. I said again that I didn't pay attention to the recording and asked what it was about. He again said I was going to get three different vacations. I said that the recording was a bit longer than that. I think he hung up after that. A bunch of weird fake busy sounds came from the phone. After a couple of minutes, while I was typing this, there was a ringing, and then another man said hello. I said hello, but he didn't seem to hear me. There's been nothing but static on the line since. I've been on the line for about two minutes after the original representative hung up on me, typing this.

It's been two more minutes. I hope I'm tying up at least a miniscule portion of the telemarketer's resources. It would suck if I'm not.

There's another fake busy signal after another minute.

It's been over ten minutes since the representative hung up on me. The telemarketer system is still not hanging up on me. I'm going to put the phone down and wait until the off hook beeping comes out of the phone.

It's now been over a half hour since the start of the phone call. There's no sound from the phone. I'll press * and see what happens. Nothing. I'm putting the phone back down.

An hour and fifteen minutes since the phone rang. The telemarketer still hasn't hung up. It's after nine in the evening here, but the telemarketer could be calling from anywhere. I'll press # and see what happens. Nothing.

It's been over two hours since the phone rang. It looks like this will be the first time I'll be hanging up on a telemarketer in over six months or so. But first, I'll press 9 and see if that does anything. Nothing. Maybe some other numbers will do something. After a few minutes, there was a click, and then the phone company unreachable number recording got called up. I guess the telemarketer did hang up while I was randomly pressing numbers. Another pointless victory for me.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Another stupid machine

When I picked up the phone, there was a click. Then, after about seven seconds, it hung up.

Then, a half hour later, another telemarketer called. I said hello. The telemarketer said hello. Then, after a second, he tapped some keys noisily and asked if anyone was there. He hung up before I could say yes.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Chinese telemarketer for AT&T

It was almost 9pm when the phone rang. The man started speaking Chinese. He said AT&T in the middle of the Chinese. Then, while he was talking, an annoying buzzing drowned him out. By the time the buzzing stopped, I think he had moved on to some other sucker. It took a few more seconds before the phone system hung up.

Called again by some place selling windows

A woman said they didn't get to send a factory representative to me the previous time. She asked if ten or three would be good times. That's pretty dumb, because most people are at work at those times. I said no. She then suggested seven on Tuesday. I said I wasn't interested. Fortunately, she decided that I really wasn't interested.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Called by recording for some health care

I didn't follow what it said. When it was done, it said to press 1 to be connected to an agent. I pressed 1, and I got connected to a person pretty quickly. I told him that I didn't pay attention to the recording and asked him what it was about. He said he didn't know, and perhaps it something about health care. I said that that was pretty pointless and said good bye.

The price of going to work late.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The local paper has another promotion

He asked if I could hear him a couple times, since I wasn't going to say anything until he shut up. Finally I said yes, even though he hadn't really stopped talking, and started talking again right when I said it. Then he said some stuff. I said that I'm not interested. He said thank you and hung up.

Another telemarketer

After I picked up the phone, there was nobody there for five seconds. Then, a woman said hello. I wanted to make her wait a few seconds after shutting up before I would say anything, but she said hello three more times, each time a little louder, waiting less than a second between each time. I finally said yes, but she hung up right after I finished speaking.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Someone Cheatham from American Express

They're giving me a credit report. They could have just sent me the junk mail without the telemarketing call. She talked for a long time. Then, I gathered that they would be enrolling me in something that I would have to cancel later to avoid buying. So I said I didn't want it. She talked for a while again about identity theft. After she was done, I said again that I didn't want to be enrolled.

Friday, July 09, 2004

Immediate hangup

I picked up the phone, and whoever it was immediately hung up. Perhaps it was a crank call. But perhaps it was a telemarketer, as I did not get to the phone until it rang three times.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Lorena for San Something Bay Resorts

She went on about something that I didn't pay attention to. I think she said $69 about something, and something about a Visa gift card. When she stopped talking, I said I wasn't interested. She said thank you and hung up.