Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What Do You Do With...

The phone rings for the umpteenth time and it's yet another solicitation call from some Christian company. It's amazing how often they are never upfront with who they are and what they are trying to sell you. Enough, I say enough!
When they ask for the pastor, I press them about what it is regarding. Some get huffy at that. Today there was one about the Pastor's outreach list. I again asked what their call was regarding. "It's about our service..." Yaa, it's about selling us a product or service. It's not about the Pastor's outreach list. They weren't too happy with me so I hope they don't call us again!!
Other companies want to send you boxes of items to sell as a youth group or other fund raiser. However, you still have to pay for all the items whether they sell or not. How about the previewing materials? It's all free, as long as send the items back before a very limited time. At least you can look first, before shelling out wads of cash.
Anyone else ever get bothered by all these solicitation calls?
I suppose it wouldn't bother me so much if they were just upfront about things instead of beating around the bush and telling me something is free when it really isn't, or that they really are selling something.
Recently, I received a mailing for Pastor Barbie. Maybe LH should become Ken. And we could put together a cutesy act and take it on the road. Ohhh, that was already done by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker!!!!


Stushie said...

Yep, I had one of those phone calls, too. I used to talk to these people, nowadays I just hang up.

St. Inuksuk said...

I got chewed out by one who thought I was bit too snippy as a pastor and needed prayer! NO, I'm only snippy with telemarketers and people selling me things I don't need or want.