My Ducts Cleaning Special Promotion, I Do Not Think So

My Ducts Cleaning Special Promotion, I Do Not Think So

May 13, 2011
Few days ago I received call from unknown number and unknown name. It happened to be telemarketer call. I never order anything from telemarketers. I did in the past – just too many bad experiences are hanging over my head for now.

– ‘Hello’ – I said.
Silence, then some noise, and finally someone is talking.
– ‘Hi Ma’am’ – the voice greeted me.
– ‘Yes’ – I said.
– ‘We besically are in your area and running special promotion on your duct cleaning’ – his exact words.
Thinking. At least he is not reading the telemarketer’s script, but I just hope he is talking about ducts in my house.
– ‘Did you say duct cleaning?’ – I interrupted.
– ‘Yes’ – he replied.
– ‘Well, we just had it done’ – I tried to close the conversation as soon as possible by lying.
– ‘When?’ – he asked.
– ‘We just had it done few weeks ago’ – I stated.
– ‘We will clean your vents, your dryer vent’ – he continued until I interrupted him again.
– ‘We just had it done’ – I interrupted.
– ‘When?’ – he asked.
Thinking. Okay is he paying attention to what I am saying at all.
– ‘Few weeks ago, three weeks ago’ – I lied again.
– ‘Oh that is very very good. Have a good day. Sorry for bothering you.’ – his exact closing words.

Looks like this time my lie-strategy did not work. Well next time I will just tell them I have no ducts, no windows and no doors.

But wait … someone called again from duct cleaning the next day, and I almost did say that we didn’t have any ducts in our house, but held myself back. What is the point, they will call back again and again.

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Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.


  1. Ah the whole “We are in your area” bit.

    I usually interupt them right there in the script and say… then where do I live?

    Usually they have no idea and will say “I don’t know”.

    Then you ask them how they know they are in your area?

    Usually this is dead silence as they finally have to think about it….hmmmmmm

    Then you say “since you don’t know where I live and thus don’t know what area I live in” you have lied to me and I don’t deal with companies that lie….goodbye…

    click hang up the phone.

  2. I always ask them to remove our number and cite that we are on the “do not call” registry. Unfortunately, I think some of these companies outsource their cold callers and they aren’t subject to the Canadian do not call registry if they’re located in India. They usually hang up on me instead of removing our # from their list.

  3. Hi Michael, lol, I will use that in the future. Thanks.

    Anna :)

  4. Butterfly, I gave up long time ago to ask them, they never do, just keep calling.
    Never mind soon as I start asking to remove the number, they hang up on me.

    Anna :)