Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Heng and the Telemarketer

7pm: The phone rings in the studio.

Heng picks up the phone.

Telemarketer: Hello Mr Tan, my name is ...... . I am calling on behalf of ..... Bank. Can I ask you if you have a personal loan with .... Bank.

Heng: Are you pretty?

Telemarketer: Excuse me? I am calling you about a personal loan?

Heng: What do you look like?

Telemarketer: Errr. I see you are not interested in personal loan.

Heng: I am interested in a personal date.

Telemarketer: Thank you. Good bye.

Heng scores 1.

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The best and unfortunately for me a real line for those banks trying to get me to sign on to a credit card is, "I am afraid I do not earn more than $30k a year. Do I qualify for your card?" And the answer is "So sorry. Have a good day Mr Tan."

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The people that piss me off the most are those that send me blast faxes, making use of my paper, toner and electricity to do their bloody marketing. I wish I could a hack somehow and direct one fax marketer's adverst to another fax marketer's machine. Thereby confounding two marketer's system at the same time.

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My horoscope says that I am at odds with the world today. Funny, I feel so in sync!

7 comments:

ShutterBug said...

thumbs up!

Jeff L. said...

if all is fine, u should find a student knocking on ur door for portraiture lessons soon (2 weeks from now).

my recommendation fee is air :)

Heng said...

=) Thanks Jeff. Let's see what happens in 2 weeks.

Jeff L. said...

she needs a head start so I asked her what she wants. the word studio photography pops up and ur name resonates. if no news let me know, i drop her an email. by chance we met, by chance we chatted, by philosophy i preach to her ha ha.

btw i m preparing to send a folio to filemagazine. u have any contact with them before? the content i hav in mind is entitled " A piece of China"

Heng said...

Hi Jeff, is this student Sameen?

I am afraid that I have not heard of filemagazine before. But best of luck. I hope that you get some work published. :)

Wansheng said...

heh! next time i might try this. sometimes, i'll just put them on hold and turn on the music... my incoming's free:D

Jeff L. said...

Yap tis Sameen