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Feb. 11th, 2004 @ 10:13 pm talk talk talk
Haven't posted in a while.

The party was cool. Lots of people. We forgot to put out all the food, and things like the orange juice for the drinks. Dur. People brought great desserts and housewarming gifts we honestly weren't expecting. We just wanted to see the people.

Work is fun. I've started something I should have done a long time ago. When I get a cold call from a salesbeing at work, I've taken to saying "I'm sorry, I'm no longer able to take calls from salespeople" and hanging up. So far only one's tried to call back, claiming she didn't hear me and got disconnected. It's saved me a good 30 minutes a day (yes, I get that many calls). I started this when I realized I was spending more time on the phone with salespeople some days than with customers. If I want to buy something, I'll do the research, and then call the company and get a salesbeing. Also, sometimes I'd get interrupted during a meeting or conversation, and just saying now's not a good time to talk is an invitation to call back later. Saying you're no longer able to take calls also sounds like it's a policy beyond your control. Sometimes I say "I'm no longer taking calls from salespeople" though and it doesn't seem to matter. I'm also able to remain very polite and cordial while hanging up (also important to not give them a chance to talk back--that defeats the whole purpose, because then they're going to want to know why you're not taking calls, and then say something like "Well, my call is different than all the rest and you'll want to take this one" and then I've wasted the 10 minutes I was trying to save.) And of course, if for some reason I do want to talk to them, I just keep listening.

Anyway, time for sleep.
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From:periol
Date:February 11th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
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yeah.

can i just say, love the fact that the party took two lines to recap, and salemen took up 8 lines?

brilliant.

exactly as it should be.
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From:kingfox
Date:February 11th, 2004 08:16 pm (UTC)

WTF?

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I thought that you would have said that the chocolate covered Oreos should take at least five lines to recap alone.
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From:periol
Date:February 11th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)

Re: WTF?

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yeah, they were the bomb

that real estate agent knows what's up.