Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Sales Pitch

Credit where it's due, Ms Ms' recent post reminded me of this so I thought I'd share it.

Several months ago

The phone rings - It is tea time so I grab it first in case it's a sales call. I like to have fun with them, Mrs Boris just tells them to F off which I always think is such a waste.

Scouse Voice - Hello sir we are in your area and wondered if you would be interested in any replacement windows or doors?

Me - We don't have any windows thanks.

SV - How about a new door then?

Me - We don't have any doors.

SV - (Curious by now and perturbed) Where do you live then?

Me - In a cave.

SV - (Well off script now) So, how come you don't have doors and windows then?

Me - I just told you I live in a cave.

SV - So, no door then?

Me - No.

SV - Well, what do you have then?

Me - (Now I'm wondering where this will go) Well it's a cave, so just an entrace really.

SV - Would you like a porch on that?

Me - Thanks mate you've made my night. Good bye.

SV - You too, bye

So remember, all interactions with others can be fun if you let them be.

5 comments:

Apotheosis said...

Yeah, I do like your attitude! Not always achievable, and it takes some effort, but the results might worth it.

Kostas (www.sarampalis.org)

Boris said...

Kostas, the results are definitely worth it, if you have the time and inclination.

Boris

Ms Melancholy said...

Funny Boris! I shall remember that line and use it myself.

Janejill said...

I am mean with these poor people - I say in a really friendly way -"oh, could you just hold on a second" and go off for however long it takes.

Boris said...

MS M
Glad you liked it.

Janejill
Hello there, may call you JJ? I've always wanted to do that, but Mrs B complains that it ties up the phone line. As far as I can see that's no bad thing as none of our mates would ring us a that time anyway.