Thursday, July 05, 2007

It's a great day . . . if you can afford it.

Until I start my REAL job in August, I'm stuck working a couple more weeks at The Questionable Company, where senior citizens are coaxed into spending their meager pensions on expensive snake oil hawked by shysters who litter their mattresses with their commission checks and roll around naked on them.

Every time I answer the phone, I must say, "It's a great day at (Questionable Corp.), are you placing an order or signing up a new member today?" It gets old real fast.

Today a retiree phoned our call center from her doctor's office at his suggestion. He's a member, receiving commissions every time he suckers one of his patients into making a purchase. The retiree ordered everything the doctor recommended and then audibly swooned when I told her the total (over $200.)

It makes you wonder which roadside pop stands these "doctors" are buying their degrees.


Becky said...

Yay, you're back. I thought I'd check to see if you might be posting again:) I'm sure August can't come soon enough.

sue said...

Sure makes for guilty feelings, huh? Glad you're getting out of there.

Len said...

I came across this quote from Hermann Hesse yesterday and it fits the doctor to a tee: “It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.”