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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by big83chevy4x4, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    ME: Hello.

    AT&T: Hello, this is AT&T .


    ME: Is this AT&T.?

    AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...


    ME: This is AT&T.?


    AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

    ME: Is this AT&T.?

    AT&T: Yes! This is AT&T, may I speak to Mr.Byron, please.?

    ME: May I ask who is calling.?

    AT&T: This is AT&T.

    ME: Ok, hold on.

    At this point I put the phone down for a solid 5 minutes thinking that, surely, this person would have hung up the phone.

    I ate my salad. Much to my surprise, when I picked up the receiver, they were still waiting.

    ME: Hello.?

    AT&T: Is this Mr. Byron.?

    ME: May I ask who is calling, please.?

    AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

    ME: This is AT&T.?

    AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...

    ME: The phone company.?

    AT&T: Yes, sir.

    ME: I thought you said this was AT&T.

    AT&T: Yes, sir, we are a phone company.

    ME: I already have a phone.

    AT&T: We aren't selling phones today, Mr. Byron. We would like to offer you 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


    ME: Now, that's 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day?

    AT&T: (getting a little excited at this point by my interest) Yes, sir, that's right! 24 hours a day!

    ME: 7 days a week.?

    AT&T: That's right.

    ME: 365 days a year.?

    AT&T: Yes, sir.


    ME: I am definitely interested in that! Wow!!! That's amazing!

    AT&T: We think so!


    ME: That's quite a sum of money!

    AT&T: Yes, sir, it's amazing how it adds up.

    ME: Ok, so will you send me checks weekly, monthly or just one big one at the end of the year for the full $52,560; and if you send an annual check,



    can I get a cash advance.?

    AT&T: Excuse me.?

    ME: You know, the 10 cents a minute.

    AT&T: What are you talking about.?

    ME: You said you'd give me 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That comes to $144 per day,



    $1008 per week and $52,560 per year. I'm just interested in knowing how you will be making payment.

    AT&T: Oh, no, sir. I didn't mean we'd be paying you. You pay us 10 cents a minute.

    ME: Wait a minute, how do you figure that by saying that you'll give me 10 cents a minute, that I'll give YOU 10 cents a minute?



    Is this some kind of subliminal telemarketing scheme.? I've read about things like this in the Enquirer, you know.

    AT&T: No, sir, we are offering 10 cents a minute for

    ME: THERE YOU GO AGAIN! Can I speak to a supervisor please.?

    AT&T: Sir, I don't think that is necessary.

    ME: I insist on speaking to a supervisor.!

    AT&T: Yes, Mr. Byron. Please hold.

    At this point, I begin trying to finish my dinner.


    SUPERVISOR: Mr. Byron.?

    ME: Yeah.?

    SUPERVISOR: I understand you are not quite understanding our 10 cents a minute program.

    ME: Is This A T &T.?

    SUPERVISOR: Yes, sir, it sure is.

    ME: (I had to swallow before I choked on my food. It was all I could do to suppress my laughter and I had to be careful not to produce a snort.)



    No, actually, I was just waiting for someone to get back to me so that I could sign up for the plan.

    SUPERVISOR: Ok, no problem, I'll transfer you back to the person who was helping you.

    ME: Thank you.


    I was on hold once again and managed a few more mouthfuls. I need to end this conversation. Suddenly, there was an aggravated but polite

    voice at the other end of the phone.

    AT&T: Hello, Mr. Byron, I understand that you are interested in signing up for our plan.?

    ME: No, but I was wondering - do you have that "Friends and Family" thing because I'm an only child and I'd really like to have a little brother...
    AT&T: click .........
     
  2. newyorkin

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    Classic!

    I got a call from some phone company the other day and this immediately came to mind. They apparently have also read this, though, cause I couldn't work it against them like this...
     
  3. speedup

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    ROFLMAO!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    That's good stuff! I'm printing it off and sticking it by the phone as we speak... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. jjlaughner

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    I love fukin with telemarketers! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    We are on the Indiana state sales call block list so we only get a couple a month now. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  5. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time thanks for sharing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time thanks for sharing.


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    I thought the same thing /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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