Once you enter the corporate world, call-center people discover you. How they unearth you, and your phone number could be a mystery befitting Sherlock Holmes. Anyways I am not trying to play Sherlock here, I am just playing the part of Dr. Watson – the narrator, and generally the silent witness.
So for the past two years almost daily I have been getting calls from all the banks that have established in the universe regarding a free-credit-card. You know the general routine “Sir, I am calling from XYZ.” Some are polite enough to enquire “Are you free for a few moments?” And then all calls read from the same printed script, “We are offering you a blah blah blah”, and all calls end on the same note at my end, “Not interested, thank you”.
Well it seems to me that the new mantra for people selling credit cards is brevity. Yesterday I received a call that went like –
Call Center: “Sirrr…”
CC: “Sirrr, ICICI bank”
CC: “Sirrr, free credit card”
No other word was spoken.
Ahh! The 30 seconds I used to waste on these calls has now reduced to 3 seconds… I am all for brevity 😛