Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I can only respond with incredulous silence

About a week ago I received a phonecall which simply served affirmed that the term Corporate Sincerity is a complete fantasy.

“Good afternoon, am I speaking with a Ms. Serene?”

“Yes, this is Serene speaking”

“Oh hello ma’am, I’m calling from the 16th Century Academy and we would like to offer you and your partner two free tickets to a three-day investment seminar next week”

“That’s nice, where is the training?”

“It’s in Fiji”

(Incredulous silence)

“Come again, where did you say it was?”

“Fiji, ma’am”

“I’m sorry. Did you say Fiji?”

“Yes, ma’am”

“By Fiji, you mean the Fiji where I will need to take leave and book flights to fly out there”

“Yes, ma’am. But we can offer you and your partner a discount voucher for the hotel accommodation where the seminar is being held”

“It seems a little late notice to be offering me this”

“I understand, ma’am. So will you be wanting the tickets?”

(Incredulous silence again)

“Just send email me the info and I will have a look at it”

“Yes, ma’am. Thank you, ma’am”
I think you are on the same page with me with the incredulous silence. Need I say more?

1 comment:

  1. Another con job which fortunately didn't get through !


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