Thursday, 28 July 2016
Mind your own business
This time the caller announces that he or she is speaking from a "Wellness" centre.
The word alone is enough to make my hackles rise, since, as far as I am aware there is no such word.
This is followed by "what do you do to keep well every day"?
The following rapid volley of questions about my life-style so annoyed me that I put the phone down.
Five minutes later it rang again and a different voice started the whole procedure again, this time I said "How is that your business?" and once again I put the phone down.
Is there to be no end to these intrusive, time-consuming pests? I really thought they had exhausted their repertoire, but clearly there is more to come.
At the age of 81 I really cannot see how my state of health, life-style, daily habits/hobbies could possibly be of any interest to anyone, but it seems I was wrong.
There really should be some way of identifying these vultures before picking up the receiver, the phone should flash red or a siren should sound. Failing that I'd like a button to press which would instantly strike them dumb before they had a chance to raise my blood pressure.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 11:10:00 pm