Your Hopes Of Getting My Money Went Up In Flames

, , , , | Working | November 23, 2020

Normally, if I get a call from a number I don’t recognize, I just let it go to voicemail. But this week, I am bored and decide to answer every single call. This one is one of the worst.

Me: “Hello?” *Pause* “Hello?”

Caller: “Hello?”

Me: “Yes?”

Caller: “Oh, good, I was about to get my answering machine voice ready.”

Me: “Okay.”

Caller: “Is this [My Name]?”

Me: “Yes, it is.”

Caller: “Hi, I’m calling from [Town] firefighters’ union. We know that our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and later this week, we’ll be sending you some information about how you can contribute. Can I count on your support?”

Me: “I’ll take a look at it.”

Caller: “Great! Now, any amount can make a big difference, and we do have our Platinum Level supporters for $250. Should I put you down for that?”

Me: “Hang on, I thought you said you were going to send me something in the mail?”

Caller: “We will.”

Me: “Okay, I’ll just look at it then.”

Caller: “Great. So would you like to contribute $100 for our Gold Level or $75 for the Star Level?”

Me: “Thanks, I’ll just look at the information when it comes in the mail.”

Caller: “Okay, that sounds good. Now, even a small amount can make a difference, so can I put you down for $25 dollars at the Rookie Level?”

Me: “Thanks, I’ll just look at it when it comes in the mail.”

I hung up.

The sad part, this guy’s attitude actually discouraged me from contributing more than it helped. When and if this information comes in the mail, it’s going in the trash.

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