Customer detention specialists

The economy being what it is, even here in this alleged Capitalist Paradise, former vendors would very much like to be present-day vendors again. I’m thinking, though, that after two and a half years, they should get the message that I’m not coming back to them, and I shouldn’t have to unleash a stream of old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon to convey that message.

Still, if they won’t take “You call me again and I’m going to cut off your head and crap down your throat” for an answer, what am I to do?


  1. Jeffro »

    18 April 2013 · 9:30 pm

    Follow through?!?

  2. fillyjonk »

    19 April 2013 · 7:07 am

    I guess there’s no such thing as a Do Not Call list for workplaces.

    I had to get fairly rude with a couple of AT and Ts Eastern (as in, so far East they’re practically at the International Date Line) representatives who kept calling me trying to sell me home dsl, which I most definitely wasn’t interested in. They “could” keep calling me because AT and T had recently engulfed SBC, who I had been using for home phone service.

  3. Tatyana »

    19 April 2013 · 8:17 am

    Do what you say!

  4. Francis W. Porretto »

    19 April 2013 · 3:39 pm

    Some vendors can be shooed with a bit more finesse. I was once the target of an Amway vendor who was certain that I would buy his carpet soap:

    FWP: Does it get blood out?
    Vendor: Uh, yes, it will–
    FWP: Send lots of it over right away! There’s blood everywhere!

    I never heard from him again.

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