Well, we all know that when you are about to sit down and have a meal or begin to take a bath or begin to do anything relaxing the phone always rings!!! Right?
For some funny ideas on what to do or say, go visit Sorry Gotta Go. Com, it is a laugh. My dad used to answer the phone when I was a kid and say, "City morgue, spare parts"....or my brother and I would start with the tune, "Hey, how ya doin' sorry ya can't get through, why dontcha leave your name and your number and well get back to you..( check it out)". Yep, regular funnies at the funny farm...oh yeah...that was another one, "Hello, you've reached the funny farm.."LOL.
My mum, when we were in high school in the 80's, went back to work to help the house out as there were hard times money wise back then with interest rates sky high and wages not matching up..hang on, that could be said of now..anyhow....she tried, for 2 days, to be a telephone operator for Telecom...ahh, old Telecom, now chopped up and sold into little bits. She didn't last past the 2nd day because of the abuse she got from the other end of the line. She wasn't calling people to sell them anything, she was surveying what the customer thought of their service..that was it.
The times it makes me mad is when the person at the other end of the line doesn't take no not interested as an answer. I am nice to them and they obviously need to make a sale. I used to find it hard to say no to a call, but now , I have things to do you know...got 4 kids to deal with here people!!!
So, what kind of things have you ever said when you answer the phone and it is someone you didn't want to, or didn't have the time to speak with?