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Re: Oracle Telemarketing

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 21:41:25 +0000
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On 02/14/2005 01:26:02 PM, wrote:
> when i first entered the business, i was warned to never give oracle your=
 phone number.=20
> I heard horror stories about aggressive sales people.=20

Yes. That is perfectly true. Some of those agressive sales people are still=  telling=20
horror stories about me. The worst thing that can happen to any telemarkete= r is to
actually get me on the phone. Here goes my favorite:

Caller: Hi sir, my name is xxxx, I am calling for xxx. This is not a sales = call, we would

        like you to participate in a little inquiry.
Me:     I don't have time. Can you give me your phone number, I'll call you=
Caller: Of course. My number is 1-800-xxxxxx. Me: No, no, no! I mean your private home number. The place where you li= ve and go to

        sleep every night, you know. THAT phone number. Caller: Sorry, sir, it is against our policy to give private home numbers. = We don't want

        to be disturbed at home.
Me:     What the [Your Favorite Expletive Here] makes you think that I like=
 being disturbed
        at home, you [EXPLETIVE] [EXPLETIVE] [EXPLETIVE]...[EXPLETIVE]?=20
<Hang up>

This guarantees piece and quiet. The other thing that I sometimes enjoy is = to divert
the conversation to sexual preferences of the caller. That is reserved for = the callers
who claim that they want to save my soul. So far, they haven't had any succ= ess. My phone
number is in phone book. I am eagerly awaiting sales calls from Oracle, cab= le programming guys=20
or anybody else. Go ahead, my soul is still up for salvation.

Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA

Received on Mon Feb 14 2005 - 16:45:46 CST

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