Today I was sitting at work and I get a call on my cell phone from an "unavailable" number. Normally I ignore them, but something just made me curious. So I decided to answer it, and was ultimately confirmed in my suspicion that I never should have bothered.
On the other end of the line was a telemarketer (I dislike these guys, greatly) for one of the big sweepstakes companies letting my know that I have been "entered into a drawing" and that "my changes are dependent on the total number of entries."
Anyway, this guy proceeds to tell me I have been entered into the sweepstakes, no purchase necessary, and that I will be receiving as a free gift, two magazine subscriptions and a some watch with a diamond in it (which is probably fake). He continues to tell me that for my participation part of it I will received up to 40% off the cover price of two more magazines.
Now at this point I am preparing my standard "no thanks" and I am just waiting for this guy to take a breath so I can deliver it. Well, the moment arrives, I say "I am not interested at this time," and while I am being talked over I hear the line go quiet. I look at the phone and discover that the call had ended.
Since it the number was "unavailable" I now have no way to contact these people back, and of course the telemarketer never bothers to call me back.
Now one of two things will probably happen, of which I am hoping for the first scenario:
- The telemarketer will just drop everything and I won't receive anything. (crosses fingers)
- The telemarketer completes the "order" and I end up receiving some crappy watch, and up to 5 magazines that I didn't want or need.
I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens.