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    Silly Companies

    Sorry, but i had to rant at somebody about this, dont you just hate them, they ring and try and flog you something.

    Here is the scenario...

    In my house there are 3 males over the age of 16, so when somebody asks for Mr Harrop its a case of asking which one.

    Thats exactly what I did for the 2 who rung me this morning, one at about 10am and the other at about 11am (from different companies). One wanted my old man (my dad for you southerners, and the other wanted my brother.

    So, i calmly and politely said goodbye.

    Gets to about 3:20pm and yet again the phone rings, so i answer it and what a surprise, its another damn company trying to flog some property or something daft.

    "Hello, is Mr Harrop there?"
    "Which Mr Harrop would that be?"
    "Any, it doesnt matter"
    "Well, i'm only 16..."
    <he interupts me>
    "You dont sound like your 16, you sound like you 20 or summat"
    <Jamie thinks what a nice comment>
    "Well, i'm not 20"
    "Well you sound like it so i dont believe you"
    "If I fail in my recent maths exam then i'm 20, if not i'm 16"

    By this time he is really beginning to pee me off.

    "Just tell the house owner a property company rang"

    Then, before i get chance to say ok, the phone is slammed down.

    To top it all off he sounded exactly like Marco off Big Brother, no more needs to be said, lol.

    Grrrrrr, sorry, had to have that rant coz they drive me mad.
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    lol, or sometimes you end up picking up the phone and they have allready gone, lol
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    Then you have the option of getting your own back and annoy them by asking random questions, e.g. a car insurance person phoned me up and I asked stupid questions like but I don't drive I travel by horse or how aunt mary doing? (random person)!

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    lol, yeah, thats what i was going to do but he slammed the phone down.
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    I remember holding a coldseal guy on the phone for about 25 minutes, talking through all sorts of ranges for the front of our house. I then decided to tell him I was 14 and you should have heard the response I got
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    Great fun messing around with the sales company.

    As soon as i pick up the phone and they say I'm from blah blah blah, i say Goodbye and hang up...

    Or, if they ask for Mr Worchester, or Mr Workester, or Mr Woooster, i say, Sorry, no-one by that name at this residence, and hang the phone up. Lots of fun :P

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