I can understand some people. Why cant they learn to use a phone and
an answering machine. Maybe they should be required to take classes
before they can get phone service....
Here's the deal: I saw a car in front of someone's house with a FOR
SALE sign on it. It just has a phone number, which is not a local
number. So I call this long distance number and get a voicemail, so
it appears to be a cellphone, judging from the message.
I leave a message saying:
"I saw your car for sale over on 12th st. I'd like to know a little
about it. How many miles, what year, the asking price, and does it
have anything wrong with it? And I leave my number".
Pretty basic questions. The next day I get a message on my answering
machine. It goes like this: "I got your call about the car I'm
selling, call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. (same number I called the first
time). OK, that was a complete waste of time......
So I call again, waste another costly LD call, of course no one
answers again. I say the same thing as before.
I got your reply to my call today. I'm calling again, please tell me a
little about the car. How many miles, what year, the asking price,
and does it have anything wrong with it? I am normally not near my
phone, so please answer my questions if you get my machine. And I
leave my number".
The next day I get a message on my answering machine. It goes like
this: "I got your call about the car I'm selling, call me at
xxx-xxx-xxxx. (same number I called the first time. same message I
got the first time).
So I waste another LD call, and more of my time, and call again. I
ask the same questions as before, but this time I stress. "I MAY BE
INTERESTED IN BUYING IT, SO PLEASE TELL ME AT LEAST THE ASKING PRICE
ON MY ANSWERING MACHINE.
The moron calls back the next day, and guess what he says?
You guessed it....
"I got your call about the car I'm selling, call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx."
This is my #1 pet peeve in life.
I had an urge to call back one more time and tell the asshole "learn
how to use your fu###ng phone, and an answering machine", but I wasn't
going to waste another call on a moron who's apparently too stupid to
own a telephone, and for that matter, if he cant use a phone, I sure
the hell dont want a vehicle from this idiot.
He lost me as a possible buyer!