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.


Apotheosis said...

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

Kostas (

Boris said...

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


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...

Glad you liked it.

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.