For the second time this week I got a call from a “research company” that is looking for my opinions on things. Before they can make it into their questions I immediately ask them what time it is. They reply with “6:45pm sir”. I ask, “and what are people usually doing at this point in time during the evening?” Her reply, “eating dinner sir…”
Right, eating dinner. Just like I was doing on Tuesday night when they called and today (Saturday) when they called. I love wasting their time. So I sit there until they are about to hang up and ask for a supervisor. I usually spend 10 more minutes wasting the supervisor’s time as well. Maybe I’m putting them over their scheduled break time and they have to wait until the next 15 minute interval to clock out to their break. There is always hope.
So today, because the supervisor was so willing to talk to me I asked for HER home phone number so that I could call her at home twice a week at 6:45pm when SHE was eating dinner. She gave me 402-439-2400 which Google immediately told me was Braun Research, Inc of Nebraska. I told her I knew it would be fake and she told me that she “had real work to do” and ended our conversation.
I was happy to surf their website and even submit a fake request for a survey quote to let them know just how awesome “Nikki” was.
I really wish that *ALL* unwanted solicitations for information were banned under the DNC legislation. If I had to guess, they use those lists not only to stop calling you for sales but also to own you with this “research”.
The upside to this is I have an outlet for my frustrations twice a week when they call. I love wasting their time and having them hang up on me in the most unprofessional manner. Ahhh — the simple joys in life.