Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Where Will I Be?

I think there are definitely different types of people. The last guy wanted to get information so he could make money and avoid accidents. Someone in control of their future.

Much more common are people who act as if their future is something that happens to them. Something that cannot be avoided. It may be that people who end up in phone sales are the type of people who do not take control of their future.

Some typical responses are like:

I would like to know where I will be. Will I be married? Will I have kids?

Another person:

What will my career be? What kind of job will I have?

And another:

Will I be successful? Will I make some good money?

To me, these seem like things that a person has some control over. I will grant that these are probably young people who are in the phone slug job just to get by. But still, they sound like people who are just waiting for something to happen to them.

Financial Information

What would I want to know about the future?
That depends. First I would capitalize on financial information - stocks and that. I would also like to know how to avoid illnesses and accidents.

This is a very practical person and someone who feels that they can control their future.

I wonder why they are working at telephone sales of extended car warranties.

No Way To Live

A guy who wanted to sell me a computer with absolutely no credit check did not want to know about the future at all:

I would not want to know anything about the future. That is no way to live. Why would you want to know anything about the future?

A better way to live for him, I guess, is by selling over the phone cheap computers at ridiculous interest rates.

Which Resource Runs Out

What would you like to know about the future?

A guy who was trying to sell me an extended car warranty says:

Which resource will run out first?

Hmm. So you can invest in it?

No. I just would like to know which resource is the first to run out.

Keep your day job.

We Don't Talk About That

I asked question 1 of a lady who wanted to reduce my credit card debt:

We don't talk about that. We do not talk about the future. We only reduce credit card debt.
This is a yes or no question. Do you have over twenty thousand dollars in outstanding debt?

I don't like it when they go back to their message. No fun at all.

Monday, March 10, 2008

When Will I Die?

A guy trying to reduce my interest rates wants to know:

When will I die?

He did not explain why he wanted to know that. I wonder how important it is to him. This is something that a person does have some control over. You can always end your life whenever you want.
I think he may have meant that he would like to know how long he had to live. That would make more sense to me - you could make plans. But still, knowing when you are going to die does not seem as important as how you will live.

This also shows that some people really do not feel that they have any control over their life at all.
This guy did not give any indication that he would attempt to change when he would die. He spoke as if the time is set - he wanted to know when.

I have gotten this answer twice more lately. One guy wanted to know in detail:

I want to know when I die - the date, the time and the place.

If I Go To Heaven

I would like to know if I go to heaven or not. And if I don't, then what did I do to stop it?

Some people think very far ahead into the future. Like to after they are dead.
If this guy does not make it to heaven then I would say that it is because of his job trying to cheat people over the telephone with a credit card refinance scheme.

This really shows that there are different moral codes. I think that scamming people on the phone is the kind of sin that may not look so good on judgement day. Evidently this guy thinks it will get him into heaven.

So I Can Get Rich

A male trying to sell diabetic supplies finally gave what I think is the most obvious answer:

I would like to know future stock prices so I know what to buy to get rich.

Good answer. But selling diabetic supplies? The call starts with a recorded voice from a guy that says I was recommended to him by a friend or family member as someone who has diabetes. I can get blah, blah blah...

This is confusing to me. Where did they get this number? I know none of my friends or family members would give my number away to any phone solicitor. (Unless they were trying to get back at me for something.) Especially since I do not have diabetes.

If they purchased this number then they got cheated. I am not a very good prospect for selling diabetes supplies.