My mobile rings. Normally I don’t answer calls while at work, but this time I did.
The nice guy on the other side is from Santander and wants me to buy an insurance policy. If he had call last year I wouldn’t even let him try to speak. But a year in this country made me more polite and understanding so I let him go for it.
As he describes the wonders of all the covers, 24h and all over the year I can’t stop thinking... keep talking, I’m so definitely not buying it.
All of a sudden he starts stating the compensation amounts for different injuries. “Please notice Ms Leal, you will receive £ 4,000 in the loss of a finger, £ 10,000 in the loss of a limb and £ 40,000 in the loss of your sight!!!”.... Hey! I didn’t ask that!!!! I really don’t wanna know that, ok????
And he kept going ... “And you know what? Your family can get up to £ 400,000 if you die, to help them on such a hard time!!!”
The surprise in his voice when I told him “Not interested!”??? Astonishing!!
“What putted you off?!” Oh, I don’t know... maybe your absolute lack of sensitivity???
Is this a new kind of marketing that I was completely unaware of?
Wow... Just give me a few moments while I go and cut one of my fingers off, ok? I’ll be back soon.