a telemarketer called me on my work phone to try and get me to buy a subscription to a local paper.
telemarketer(TM): sir, i want to get you this great opportunity to receive the blah blah blah.
me: oh, i’m not interested in that.
TM: but sir, i’m not even asking you for any money, i just want to get the news to you for free.
me: i hate the news.
TM: that’s ok, sir, there’s plenty of other things in the paper like sports, weather, and it really is a good thing to read up on the news.
me: i hate reading.
TM: well, sir, that is ok. you can use it to pick up other things.
me: i don’t like picking things up.
TM: well sir, that’s ok too, the paper can be used for a variety of things. it makes a great stuffing or packing material.
me: hahaha. ok, it’s been fun, guy, but really i’m not interested.
TM: ok, well, you have a nice evening.
talk about a persistent and creative sell.