Friday, September 21, 2007

This is probably really mean
Since I've been bargain shopping, coupon clipping & signing up for deals, I've been getting a crap load of telemarketing calls when I never got them before. There is a number from Ohio that calls every single day, multiple times a day. It's quite annoying.

I've never had to register my number with the Do Not Call list, so I finally did a few days ago. Apparently, it takes up to 30 days for the request to process & the calls to stop. Prior to registering my number, I just didn't answer the phone hoping that an unanswered call would be enough to make them give up (after 500 attempts). Not so much. Now I've resorted to letting Logan answer the phone.

It is so funny & I can't help but feel like an elementary school kid pulling a prank. Whenever I see this Ohio number on caller ID, I run over to Logan & hold the phone up to his ear. He smiles this really big grin while the operator on the other end talks about how I've won a million dollars, blah, blah, blah...

Logan: "Ah! Ba Ba! (grunting noises)"

Telemarketer: "Kristin, are you there? Kristin? Kristin?"

Logan: "Yesh"

Telemarketer: "Kristin, are you there woman?" (yes, she actually said this not more than 15 minutes ago).

I have to bite my tongue so I don't bust out laughing while he's trying to answer her questions. The call usually ends after 30 seconds, but you would think after 10 or more calls like this, they would get the hint! Don't they take notes? After unanswered calls & then after a Toddler answers the phone a billion times, you figure they would find something more productive to do. I guess not though.

So for the next 20 or so days, Logan will be working on his phone skills, learning how to answer questions out loud (rather than just nodding his head) & perfecting annunciation. Good times, I tell you!


Erin said...

OMG that's hilarious! Great idea!!

Kayce said...

You've got me laughing out loud. That's a wonderful idea. Too bad I can't use that to keep my MIL from calling; she'd just love getting to hear him talk to her.

Liz said...

That's hysterical.

But seriously? I have no patience for that keeerap. If I asked them once to take me off their list and they call back? I tell them that I'll press harassment charges. And I will!

The Mistah always says he busy right now, but could they just give him their home phone number and he'll gladly call them back, likely during during dinner or bedtime.

Bringing Up Ben said...

that's great! the mental picture of Logan on the phone just made my day. LOL

Mof2 said...

So funny...Logan will get lots of practice. Maybe they will get the hint before the 20 days is up. Our number is registered on the do not call list. But every once in a while one will slip through.

Jaime said...

That.Is.Awesome. =)

I'm doing that next time I get a call. I'm on the do not call registry but still get them!