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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Annoyed From Cardiff

Don't you just hate those phone calls ... the ones where someone with an Indian accent asks to speak to someone you don't even know?

And when you answer with "Sorry! Wrong number!", they start asking you if they can speak to someone else you don't know or, if you have a PC or laptop.

"No! He's doesn't live here either!" or "I don't have a PC!" doesn't seem to dampen their ardour and they continue to quiz and query.

Those conversations can only end with an annoyed recipient slamming the phone down then having a thirty minute rant about how irritating cold callers are.

And there are days when they come like My. Ford's car parts rolling down the assembly line ... Model T Ford cold calling!

I have had three already this morning!

And the most irritating thing ... the thing that winds me up like a clockwork soldier ... is that I'm pretty damned sure that I signed up to one of those schemes that filters those calls out!

But hey! It's ok!

I can live with the fact this scheme thingy isn't working.

I can ... because it was free!

But ... aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh!

Why do they call and call and call?

Why don't they remove you from their database or flag you up as "very annoyed, probably suicidal"?

I know they have a job to do and earn very little doing it ... but it just makes you want to kill when their calls keep on coming.


On a lighter note ... I have lost 23.37 lbs (get it? A LIGHTER note!)

And I haven't been dieting!

Just eating in moderation!

Say "Well done that man!"

Pat's on the back gratefully accepted!


  1. Well done that man...
    Nah, seriously thats quite an achievement in today's society.. (add rant about society here)
    Australia has strict rules about phone sales...and none of those seem to be working either.
    On the up-side I only have a mobile and it has a setting for banning numbers that annoy you. They get the whole ring out sequence and at your end ....nothing, it does nothing, lovely huh?!

  2. Hari Om
    WELL DONE THAT MAN! Sincerely. Moderation is the key to just about the whole of life really. Which is why excess cold calls bring on bouts of whinge-binging!

    In OZ I always paid my $2 a month for unlisted number, worked way better and the very few calls that did come through I just talked in one of the various tongues I have adopted over the years. Not Hindi, though. Most of them know Hindi!

    Once more with feeling - WELL DONE THAT MAN!!!
    &*> yam XX

  3. heartofstone.alone8 August 2013 at 11:07

    Well done that man!!Excellent achievement. :-) :-) :-)

    I'm ex-directory (because I have to filter out calls due to being so astoundingly gorgeous, dontcha know lol), never have probs with cold calls, thank goodness.

    Anyway, congratulations again on the weight loss
    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  4. Hey, maybe that guy from India is trying to fix your computer.
    Or is a salesman for Vonage.

  5. Congrats on the weight loss. As for those phone solicitations, I listen for a while and then tell them I'm going to the bedroom to get my credit card, then I put down the phone and go eat dinner. I like to wonder how long they wait on the phone.

  6. Here, at least, if you tell them to remove your name from their list they are supposed to and if they don't you can go to the attorney general about them. And yeah, I'm on a Do Not Call List and they still call. We just leave our answering machine on and let it pick up (at last count there were 18 calls on the machine for this week - and not one wasn't a cold call). Everyone else knows to call our cells.

    I'm very proud of your weight loss; CONGRATS!

  7. Kudos on the 23 pounds lost....I may have found them.


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