So everyday for the last 2 years we get at least 1 call a day for a Mr Price. Despite telling the prats at the other end of the phone there is no one of that name on this number and that under Data Protection laws I want them to remove my number from their database etc etc. to no avail.
Well about two weeks ago (after being prescribed Tramadol for a severely painful trapped nerve) I'm surfing the net when I get a call from one of these companies doing a survey. What the hell I thought, lets wind this guy up a little bit.
I tell him there is no one called price on this number. He says never mind how about if I would spare a little time to complete a survey, OK i say. here's the gist of what happens:
Agent: Would you confirm your surname please?
Agent: May I take your first name please?
Agent: Date of Birth please.
Me: 20th Feb 1951
Agent: can i have your address including post code?
Me: 10 Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA
Agent: What is your occupation sir?
Me: Manager of UK corporation.
Agent: May I ask who you bank with?
Me: Bank of England.
The agent then goes through some "survey" questions and then asks, Do you receive any Benefits?
Agent: Which benefits do you receive?
Me: I receive ALL the Benefits like Income Tax, VAT, Stamp Duty, Import & Export Tax, Council Tax, Inheritance Tax and several others.
By now I am nearly PMSL, but barely holding on.
Then the agent asks if I would be interested in some free energy saving bulbs, I say "why not I, get everything else for free."
He then asks if it would be OK for them to share my information to which I reply "sure you can call me any time, or just drop me a letter, you have my address."
The call is ended, and I finally get to PMSL.
BUT TWO DAYS LATER:
Agent: Hi I am calling from Sky, is that Mr Brown?
Agent: The Gordon Brown?
Agent: wow, I just like to say what a great job I think you are doing sir!
Me: Well thankyou very much. I couldn't do it without YOUR hard earned money, I have to go and run the show now. bye.
I had one more call for Gordon Brown after that, BUT NO MORE CALLS SINCE.
Oh happy days!
I know it was a bit naughty to do that but I achieved my goal. Sorry Mr Brown.
BTW the first agent who called was from a call centre in India, I guess he must have been living under a rock. FFS imagine not knowing who Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street is! lol
Good Night guys n gals, the Tramadols starting to wear off, gotta go get another fix and hit the sack.