May 01, 2007

Don't Make Me Be Mean

I just had to hang up on a rather pushy volunteer for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign. I let her talk for a little while, she was speaking from a script in that manner where there are no significant pauses - nor breaths, apparently - and the opportunity to interrupt had to be taken mid-sentence.

"I'm so sorry, you know what? I'm at work, and this is my cellphone number - and I will gladly go to the website and obtain more information there, thank you."

She seemed slightly apologetic, saying she could be more brief, and again started into her spiel, asking if I could be counted upon to support Senator Obama in his run. I again interrupted and told her I would check online later and make my decision about it from there. Then she asked if I had not yet made my decision about who I am going to support in the Democratic Party Primary elections, and just kept going and going, and I had to hang up on her.

As I firmly pressed the "End" button on my phone, I exhaled a light "Sorry". But really - points for persistence, but I'm on a minutes plan, my dear!


posted by julie at May 1, 2007 09:13 AM


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