How To Make Them Call It Quits

| Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, UK | Working | April 12, 2013

(I have been getting calls from a charity asking me to donate money to them for over a week, and I’ve been getting pretty fed up.)

Cold Caller: “So as I said before, if you donate today, you can get—”

Me: “Okay, let me stop you right there. This is the sixth time in a week you have rung me, at dinner time, to demand money and each time I have said no I can not afford it right now.”

Cold Caller: *condescending* “Well, what if it were one of your children who needed help, became blind or god forbid, died?”

Me: “Well, now you come to mention it, my youngest child is partially sighted due to a condition called Duane Syndrome and I had to cremate my baby daughter last year as she was stillborn, so no I am not going to donate money that I don’t have when I have children here who need it.”

Cold Caller: *stammering* “Oh… um… okay. Well… um… I’m sorry to bother you.” *hangs up*

(Fortunately, that was the last time we ever heard from them again.)

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