There are a lot of telemarketers out there who read from a script and you can tell they are only there for the paycheck.
I just had a call from one of the most stealthy of telemarketers. This girl had personality. She started out trying to befriend me, discussing the long weekend, talking hockey because I am Canadian. Not really introducing herself or her product until she got through that stage of befriending and offering a couple of free hats. Then she started in on her product (cleaning items for PCs). With the special pricing which has recently gone up but of course she had some of the product at the previous lower price. She also used a lot of the phrase, if you know our product works well for you, you'd come back to where you got them from, right? I said, "you're good, but I'm not interested". She then launched into how they have smaller packages for display units and those would be cheaper if I wanted to try them... this is where I hung up.
I'm sorry, I know it's rude to hang up on someone, but I know when I am on the phone with a salesperson who refuses to take no for an answer. She was not going to let me off the phone until I tried her special cleaning towel. I've already walked in the office and dealt with 2 big issues this morning and haven't even started my normal work of the day. I didn't have any more time to waste on this call.
It felt like it was going to be one of those calls that ended up with them telling you they'd send you product, despite your refusal, along with a bill. I've been through that one before, where stuff just shows up that you didn't agree to and they also bill you for it. An attempt to sell to a larger company who isn't paying attention to the odd $200 here or there. Sorry, I have a closer watch than that. I go over my own Visa bill with a fine tooth comb. Not going to make me pay for something I didn't ask for.
So I did hang up, which was a little rude, but I did say no I don't want your product. I also didn't slam the phone down, I just quitely pressed the switchhook. Now I can get on with my day.