The above line was my hello to a phone call received the other day and it stirred a hilarious mood across the office room. But unfortunately, the guy at the other end of the line didn’t find it funny and he sounded like he wants to bash my head. The guy is actually from one of those credit collection agencies who are out to harass and intimidate people over unsettled obligations. I knew it even before he could speak for we have this “hotline number” and he dialed right into it – this “hotline” is where ninety nine percent of incomings are from these rude rude rude credit collection agents. And they keep calling on this line and we keep treating them “appropriately” due to their almost-evil phone behaviour and because harassment and intimidation to them means treating their debtors like human garbage.
Way back then, it wasn’t so hard to dodge these phone jerks. A simple “She’s not in the room right now” or ” He’s no longer connected to the company” was enough to keep the same jerks at bay. But now they’ve become nastier and they just won’t take even a “She died two years ago” excuse. Imagine those sucker’s insistence to speak to the deceased. Don’t get me wrong, way back then we tried to bleed our pockets to the last drop in order to settle these financial obligations so we can sleep soundly. But credit companies seemed to have their own way of keeping our accounts ballooned to high proportions. And when we can’t catch up, they feed us to the dogs.
Collection agents used to ruin our days with a single phone call. Not anymore, we learned to turn the tables on them. We brighten our day answering the “hotline” number with such silly greetings as “Thank you for calling Pizza Hut delivery, hello.”