The following is an actual conversation that occurred tonight between me and a stranger on the telephone.
Him: (longish pause, giving away the commercial nature of the call)
Him: Good evening sir, would you be willing to help me with a short survey about electricity use? It will only take two minutes.
Me: (reluctantly) OK.
Him: Thank you, now, um, just a minute, .. Uh, my computer seems to have frozen.
Me: (chuckling on the inside)
Him: Um, I’m having a little difficulty right now. Can I call you back?
Me: (rolling my eyes, knowing I won’t pick up the phone next time) Sure.
Him: Great. What’s your telephone number?
Me: (in disbelief, hangs up the phone) [Click]