No he don't live here any more
Despite having signed up to the Telephone Preference Service we still get the odd cold call at the Small House in Duns. Not so much the eager double glazing establishment, random calling, who just happens to be having a special promotion in TD11 this week but the guy who knows who he wants to talk to, by name. In this case Mr Robinson the previous owner
Ring Ring. Long hollow silence "Hullo Am I speaking to Mr Robinson" "No. He left nearly two years ago" " Are you the new owner?"Note no attempt to find out where he is now-such fickle friends the Robinsons must have had. "No. We have had this house two years" "Ah.(sub text you'll do nicely)and into the pitch. Phone down at this point is the obvious end game but an irritation none the same.
I once tried to put Menace of Mumbai off his stride 'Hullo. I would like to speak to Mr Robinson'
"Well I'll have a word with his good lady"
Labels: Cold Callers, Telephone preference service