I have had a call telling me that I am a winner!

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  1. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    I have just had a telephone call from India.  I was told that I have been fortunate enough to be entered into a draw to win an ipod. 

    I was also told that as a result I have 'a golden opportunity' to participate in euro lottery to win millions of pounds!  Wow - can you believe it?  He asked me how would I like to win money?

    I told him that it wouldnt be a good thing.  In being given money it would mean responsibility and 'work' ... I would have the hasstle of having to make the money work for me and that I would have no option but to use it to help others  (because that is a belief I have - use money as a tool to help others) - homelessness shelters etc - this would mean more work and no time for me.  Even if I was to use it for self indulgence, I would start living in a world of illusion and others being ungenuine because they wouldnt like me for me but for my money!  I said that I didnt want the karma! hehehe

    The sales pitch soon came to a close after that big_smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
      Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lollollol

    2. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol cool answer Shaz

      1. shazwellyn profile image66
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I always wait for those calls... You get a delay as the automated calling is set into action.  They keep you waiting so as they can try and sell you something that you dont want, dont need and wouldnt even give it a second thought if you saw it on the table of a car boot table top sale (like a garage sale).  They always start with good news - you have won such and such. 

        They drive the emotion up - I always say 'yes' in a drone... yes.. yes... thats good... err... yes... yes....  wait and then try and think of something to throw them.  Something like 'Do you know God loves you'... that is always a good one to throw them ... then I give em the old religious speel (sure winner to turn em off!).  It doesnt matter to me if they think Im a nutter! 

        Maybe we should start a new wave of 'heavy breathers'  .. wait for a call with the usual delay and then start giving them a bit of 'Darth Vader' heavy breathing!  That would be fun for uninvited telephone calls! hehehe:D

    3. skyfire profile image72
      skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile LOL.

      1. shazwellyn profile image66
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Or you could even be an invited heavy breather Sky?  Oh, sorry, you are an officer and a gentleman! lol x

        1. skyfire profile image72
          skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Vodafone salesgirl forced me to buy ringtone once, i changed the topic and it costs her more than the cost of ringtone.. big_smile

          Bwahahhahaha .... I are evil too...

          1. shazwellyn profile image66
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Did you whisper sweet SEO's to her or was it a full on nine inch nails? lol

            1. skyfire profile image72
              skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              wink

              1. shazwellyn profile image66
                shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this
                1. skyfire profile image72
                  skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  ah nice...

                  1. shazwellyn profile image66
                    shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    well... saw this and thought of you! *wink*

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Congrats! And soon your mini-sheep will be delivered as well. big_smile

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Denno! You're here! big_smile

      Congratulations Shaz! I will forward you some e-mails, maybe you can rub them for luck and I'll get all those millions they keep promising me. big_smile

      1. shazwellyn profile image66
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ill rub em for you Faybe... well.. actually I'll get Hokey to do it for you (im not that way bent!) smile

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      QuincyDaWonderDogposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      dey haves mini-sheep? yikes i want some. i could use dem for pillows...

    3. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ~Who wants a MINI sheep!  I want a wacking great big one!  Im NO 'its not the size that counts, its the quality'  For me SIZE IS ALL! LOL

  3. profile image0
    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Hey Faybe! Yeah, billions at last count. big_smile

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wilsh I had a penny for every one of those e-mails. I wouldn't need a job.

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        sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  4. Jenna May Swan profile image57
    Jenna May Swanposted 8 years ago

    Clever answer to put of those sales guys - wish I'd thought of it!

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey... Im happy to share the loooove!  Use it next time one phones you! big_smile

  5. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    omg - they call too?  ugh. 

    Excellent thinking on your feet, shaz!  smile

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.. just await the pause as they keep you hanging until an available 'cold lead person' can chat to you.  Just act weird, that soon puts em off!  Interestingly, they mentioned that the call was being recorded for training purposes... I wonder if my voice will be used in one of their course?  'How to deal with 'weird' customers in one easy stroke'... lol big_smile

  6. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    You should have said something along the lines of "Well I am the commissioner for Gambling laws in my state, and I don't seem to remember your company applying for a sales licence here"

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well... Im from the UK and much of the cold selling is outsourced to India.  I dont think the rules apply so much.  The idea was to do with membership to a Euro lottery syndication.  Ultimately, it would be sharing the prize with multiple purchases.  Of course, there would be a fee! hahaha

  7. Ladybird33 profile image66
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner (well, that is what we say in the south) smile I am very happy for you!

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to see you read the thread so completely! big_smile

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    "Im a winner, things are gonna change, I can feel it!!"

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We are all winners!  We won the great sperm race, you know!

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        HAHAHAHAHHAAHAAA .. I wish I knew how to make my haha's bigger to depcit how big Im laughing. smile

        1. shazwellyn profile image66
          shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          LOL *wink*

  9. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Well done Shaz. smile

    On a serious note - I'm sensing something dodgy. Did you know that even BT has outsourced to India now. (Most times if you call BT, the call goes straight to India)  Lots of mobile companies use them too. So, those guys have a lot of confidential or should I say phone numbers to hand.

    Some people are willing to even pay for that info.

    I could be wrong, but it does make one wonder....

    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are absolutely right Lady!  (I can see you were drawn to this thread... maybe you were dreaming of that boat??? hehehe).

      We are all 'targetted'.  I am getting soooo fed up with my life being scrutinised. 

      Here the UK, we are caught 80 times an hour in our towns and cities - cctv is watching us all (Big brother! - Orwell 1984),  We are told what to do, how to spend our money and conform without protest - we are an oppressed nation!  The government is trying to put a system in place where we are all tracked by satellite in our cars.  That then automatically monitors our speed, the area we are in and be charged by an automated process.  Any way, I digress... we think we have liberty!HA!

 
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