Sunday, January 29, 2017

Call Me

I got a robocall yesterday.  I get them all the time, but this seemed odder than most.

The call said I've been flagged to get a special rate on my student loan payment. (In case you're wondering, I don't have a student loan to pay off, and haven't been in college for quite a while.)

Don't they even try to get this right? I mean, don't they hope to call people who might have a loan, so they can believe the call is meant for them?

Or are student loan payments so widespread they figure it doesn't matter?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's silly that they would think you had a student loan, However you might seem the type who would want to help a Nigerian prince who is having some funds transfer issues and would most urgently like to request your assistance...

2:21 PM, January 29, 2017  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

I appreciate if they state their area of interest immediately up front so I can hang up quicker. Obviously, the mechanism to prevent solicitation calls on cell phones has broken down completely.

9:23 AM, January 30, 2017  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I don't need them to state their area of interest. I know I don't care no matter what, and they've just bothered me by calling.

When it's not a robocall, there's always that second before they speak because they're cold-calling and don't necessarily expect anyone to pick up. I usually let them talk, and after thirty seconds of their pre-set spiel interrupt to let them know I'm hanging up, but sometimes I just hang up immediately if no one says anything.

9:41 AM, January 30, 2017  
Blogger New England Guy said...

If I am in a bad mood, I comment on the caller's parent's sexual proclivities sometimes. Mrs. NE Guy criticizes me for this but she usually laughs too

7:44 AM, January 31, 2017  

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