Telemarketers - How do I hate thee... let me count the ways...

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Saw this post on Slashdot today, "Telemarketers sue over do-not-call list". Somehow I can't make myself feel sorry for these people. They whine and moan that two million jobs will be lost.

So... let me get this straight. Two million people whose job it is to ruin your dinner - interrupt you at work - bother you, let's face it, with BS offers - may not be able to do so anymore and may have to - lord forbid - get jobs that do not involve torturing the public?

The thing that gets me is that - this isn't a law banning telemarketing - it's just a law allowing people to ask that they do not be called. But the telemarketers still want to call them? I would love to have someone tell me this with a straight face. "Yes sir, even though you signed the do not call list, we felt our offer was too wonderful to pass you by!" Yea, right.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Peter Tilbrook posted on 7/30/2003 at 2:33 AM

Yet again the American willingness to sue for just about any amazes me!

It's farcical!

Comment 2 by JesterXL posted on 7/30/2003 at 4:43 PM

hehe, if you could sue for anything, you could see how that right would be abused. Besides, lawyers make bank.

To me, I can't wait for the day this law goes to email. SPAM is worse as I no longer own a phone.

Comment 3 by Brian Meloche posted on 8/4/2003 at 8:42 PM

The only person more annoying than a spammer is a telemarketer! :-)