The Telemarketer (Humor)

The Telemarketer

 

By Elton Camp

 

Hello, Mr. Camp, how are you today?

Is what a friendly voice has to say.

Glance at the caller ID

Not much there to see.

 

Must always try to be polite

Though the call’s no delight.

Just the time we usually eat

Was just about to take a seat

 

I’m fine.  How about you?

Though it wasn’t really true.

End of the day and I’m tired

A little peace is much desired

 

Could be our neighbor next door

Though he’s never called before

Or some person I’d hired

Back before being retired.

 

His next words erase any doubt

As to what the call is all about

Here’s an opportunity grand

To buy very valuable land

 

Chance to invest, Oh Whoppee!

He generously offers to me.

He says it may sound funny

To get twenty percent on my money

 

But make no mistake

No real risk to take

No time to check with the BBB

Must accept right now, you see

 

Or this offer made by phone

Will as quickly be withdrawn

Of investors we have a long list

Act now or chance will be missed

 

Thanks, but “No,” I reply.

“Then tell me the reason why

You don’t want to get rich

By investing in this pitch?”

 

I’m a person you can trust

I’d never treat you unjust.

Real estate prices always rise

Making them such great buys

 

You can start out small

Just fifty thousand is all

That much money in a CD

Might get two percent you see

 

Maybe you’re not smart as I thought

To pass this when thousands bought.

Not one person did complain

That the deal was in vain

 

Need for courtesy has gone.

Slam down goes the phone.

Such callers to take by the throat

Donotcall.gov will get my vote


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Don't you just love those calls?
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