Monday, April 25, 2011

I was a telemarketer for 3 weeks once

Back in my day there was this telemarketing business in my hometown. It was a total rip-off to the people we called, and to the employees that worked there. Big surprise right?

I'm not too proud to admit that I telemarketed for a few weeks of my young life once...

There was a binder of things we were allowed to say to people. They were called 'rebuttals' and they were specific and dumb.

The best one always goes through my head, even years later, because it was so humiliating for everyone involved:

Potential person getting ripped off: "This seems too good to be true! What's the catch?"

Me: "The catch is Red Snapper, and we're fresh out."

Imagine me saying it slowly and completely deadpan, no emotion in my voice what-so-ever. Yes, yes, yes. So perfect. Oh, to be 17 again...

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