So I was in the shop yesterday. Yes, Mondays are technically my day off which means I usually work 6-8 hours instead of 10-12. I try to get things done that I can’t usually do when the shop is open (accounting work, sorting, filing, bagging & tagging etc.). Like me, telemarketers never take a day of either! Here is a conversation that occurred yesterday.
The phone rings and I dutifully answer it:
Me – Comics, Cards, And Collectables…This is Tom, May I help you?
Caller – Hello, is this Tom?
Me – Let me check the transcript….Comics, Cards, And Collectables…This is Tom, May I help you? … Hmmm…It would seem I am!
Caller – Uh, OK. I’m calling from the Canton Repository but I’m not trying to sell you a subscription.
Me – Well now I’m curious…Go ahead.
Caller – I’m working on a project to get newspapers into schools for History, Journalism, English and other classes. We are asking you to adopt a school and then we would send newspapers to that school every day.
Me – This actually sounds like a worthwhile program.
Caller – Thank you! The cost to you would be $______ (I honestly do not recall the cost) and that would provide as many newspapers as the school…
Me – Excuse me?
Caller – Yes?
Me – With what newspaper would you be providing these students?
Caller – Why, The Canton Repository of course.
Me – Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you were going to be sending them a GOOD newspaper.
Caller – (Muffled laughter)
Me – Yeah, I don’t think I’d be interested, But you have a good day.
Caller – (Still chuckling) OK, you have a good day too!
I appreciate the fact that the caller got the joke!