Friday, August 21, 2009

please hold

A telemarketer just called. He was conducting research in the area, blah, blah, blah.
Feeling friendly, I was answering his questions. I had two kids that needed my attention immediately, so I asked Mr. Telemarketer to hold. When I got back on the phone he had hung up.
I was almost offended, and had to laugh.
I inconvenienced the man.
Isn't that odd that I could inconvenience a telemarketer? The man whose job is inconveniencing others?
It made me think of the Seinfeld moment when he asks the telemarketer for their number so he can call them back.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh man. Their audacity to think they aren't inconvenient makes this funny. I also like your post title.

Lene said...

You would think if he finally had someone who would answer his questions he would be willing to wait a few minutes. Too funny.