It makes me mad

I don’t know about you but I am getting sick and tired of people phoning me up to offer me help I’ve never asked for, sell me goods that I don’t want and tell me that unless I buy what they offer my life will be little better than a living hell.

The latest one is a credit agency which keeps ringing me up to ask about one of my neighbors.  Do your own snooping, don’t expect me to help.

These callers find my name and number and then think they have the right to waste my time in this manner.

I have hit on one quick method of getting them to ring off.  I suggest they buy something from me, a cake, a time-share, a trip to the moon, and ask for their credit card number.  It’s amazing how quickly they decide they no longer wish to carry on the conversation.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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