Friday, August 08, 2008
My Rant: Christian Telemarketers!!!
So I'm getting ready to finish my day. (Suppose to be my day off but needed to practice my sermon and finish it up) So a telemarketer calls. (Oh, great)
So we do the usual chit chat. She goes over her rehearsed chat. I ask to be sent material and a website. To which she replies we don't do that. We want to give you address labels for new people moving into the area for $50+/month Don't you want to reach your community for Christ with new people?
Sure ...what makes you think we're not?
What do you do now? (I mention a few things the church has done and I'm the new preacher and been here a short time and tired because I've just moved)
She goes on ...well as a man of God don't you think you want to be reaching your community?
(I'm angry, I'm upset and well ... at this point I almost hang up but listen)
Then I replied: (I wanted to say as a man of God God gives the increase and we don't need your stupid program because I trust God and not some silly thing you want to sell me - but I didn't)
I am a man of God and hate to be questioned about it and my integrity. A part of being a man of God is being a good steward of what God has entrusted to us and trying to discern what programs we do and don't do. If you just had sent the info and the website I might look at it later. Thanks. And then she screams at me and then rambles (I couldn't tell if she was speaking in tongues or something else) so at that point I did what any good Christian would do. I hung up! Silence. Peace!
Man, my prayer is that God gives the increase. I'm just SAD that this young lady went about it all the wrong way. I have the website but don't think I'll be checking them out any time soon.
Anyone else have problems with Christian Telemarketers? Sometimes they can be worse than regular telemarketers.