Thursday, August 09, 2007

Totally totaled

I don't know if I have ever mentioned it around here, but at one time in my life, I took diet pills.

No, not the dreaded Phen Phen- my crack of choice was called Bontril, and yes, it worked.

It also made me completely insane. Right before my wedding, I stopped taking it, mainly because I was under enough stress without being so cracked out I was unable to sleep.

But at some point, I bought some pills from a shady online pharmacy, and at some point, they have sold my name to some other shady online pharmacies, all of whom seem to outsource their telephone solicitations to India.

Every couple of months, they inundate me with phone calls for a few days.

Have I mentioned that I am also on the Do Not Call List?

I finally got fed up and checked the rules for companies you have done business with in the past, and they explicitly state that any company you have done business with can call you, within 18 months after your last transaction. After that, not only are they just like any other phone solicitor, but they can be fined up to $11,000 if they keep calling. Take that, suckers!

So I reported them. And now I am HOPING that they are stupid enough to call me again.

1 comment:

Petra said...

Do Not Call lists matter to us, not them. Sorta like wearing gloves in the food industry....