I realize that everyone has a job to do and don’t get me wrong, I love talking on the phone however, I hate the annoyance of the phone ringing just as Lilly and Cane are about to have a face to face on Young and the Restless. Then, when one says “Hello” several times without having a response well, it is kind of like having my husband or children listen to me talk. They hear me alright, they just don’t answer…picture them just staring off into space kind of like the look one gives you with the “deer in headlights” stare. Only this annoyance is the phone.
Finally a person comes on who can’t say my name correctly so that right there is the tip off. It’s a telemarketer!
Now I have, opted for the “no call” list that the Government of Canada set up so that these annoying calls are to cease for those who choose to “just say no to telemarketers” however, that has proved to be an exercise in futility in trying to be removed. I think it actually increased the number of callers in the long run but that is just my opinion.
“May I speak to Meesus Wheelkersen?”
“Yes, I reply this is me” and then again sounding like he is calling from space as it is quite tin canny and very lapsed in the time delay that he finally tells me he is calling about my ducks work.
“Oh, I don’t employ ducks, my dog doesn’t like them. They don’t have fingers and a thumb so hanging laundry is out of the question and I am not sure if they know how to run the vacum or make a nice meal and I wouldn’t want to ask them to prepare Duck a l’orange for fear it would be a relative of theirs”. Of course the sarcasism and humour is wasted because of the time contingency thing going on between the tin can and string technology that I am still running on and, I am almost certain this man is on the same tin can and string as I …then again I hear “Yes, Meesus Wheelkersen, I am calling about your duck works” in between static.
“Oh my ducks really aren’t that great at working … they have been watching Huey, Duey and Luey on television and have started to take on their characteristics of work avoidance”. “No, Meesus Wheelkersen your ducks works”. “No, I reply they just sit around really, enjoying the sun, swimming in the lake and poopin’ on my lawn … there is really no work involved in that do you think?”
“ummmm”…. more static sounds and then “Meesus Wheelkersen we are hoping to set up an appointment to come and clean your ducks”.
“Oh how wonderful! Will you bath the dog as well as he is smelling a bit doggie lately?” “Ummmmm no, Meesus Wheelkersen we mean your fur neice ducks”. “Oh our ducks don’t wear fur here, it’s much too hot, they have nice feathers though. Also, my neice doesn’t own a duck either she does however have a dog and cat”.
“Have a good night Meesus Wheelkersen” and with that my ducks will have to just find a job on their own as my friend on the other end of the line was not interested in employing them nor, was he interested in bathing them as he indicated later on in the conversation. I guess I will just have to leave them to their own accord looking good for my lens.