There are many things I do to protest terrible behavior.
If I get bad service in a restaurant or shop, I am happy to spend the time to pass on my annoyance to the store manager.
I don’t shop at Walmart, having seen their terrible vendor management practices first hand, and heard the horror stories about pitiful wages I choose to boycott them.
When my usual limo service gives me crap service, I move to another of the plethora of available almost identical limo services.
When a airline acts crappily towards me (yes I mean you British Airways) I do whatever I can to avoid them in the future.
I don’t feel my choices are particularly unusual, most people have a choice of who they trade with.
So why do telemarketers act like such assholes, and keep calling and pissing me off?
There is absolutely no way I would EVER buy a product or service from anyone who is so annoying as to call me at home between the hours of 6pm and 9pm.. Of fax me an advert.. or leave automated messages on my answerphones…. In fact even if I was looking for exactly the service or product they were offering, I wouldn’t buy from them as I know they would green-light my contact details as someone who doesn’t hate their guts and is a target for every other seller.
Let me be very very clear. “To all telemarketers who contact me at home or on my private cellphone, I will never buy from you, and I wish you nothing but misery, when you call me I HATE YOU”
Yes I’m on the do not call register, and yet you still call.