This morning I had an interaction with a very persistent telemarketer. She introduced herself and the company she represented.
It seems that some time ago I had inquired about a personal alarm system in case I had fallen and couldn’t get up. In the meantime I acquired an alternative system and told the sales lady that I’m taken care of. Alas, she was determined to offer me a better deal if I could just tell her how much I paid for the system.
I thought that to be very rude; it’s nobody’s business what I paid for it. I told her my daughter takes care of this business. The sales lady then suggested that she discuss the matter with my daughter.
Again I told her that I was taken care of, I’m happy with the system I have and thanked her for her call and concern for my well-being. But no, thank you, I don’t need any possible lower offer. The sales lady however didn’t hear me as she just continued her sales pitch.
I wonder why “no” means “no” doesn’t cover interactions with telemarketers.
Judy van der Boom