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Daily Prompt: Communicating in Cyber World


Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all?
How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?

I am not a fan of the text or the chat box.  I end up giving my telephone number and asking the person to call me.
Even answering a text message on the phone if it has to go into detail will end up being that way.

I love skype as I can actually talk to the person and type at the same time so if they don’t understand then I can speak.

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My hubby uses the Skype for questions regarding  Tupperware.  This way he can explain the answers that customers have regarding the product.  It would be just too much to type.

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Here is what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject as I go to clean my keyboard from the spilled coffee of the first cup this morning:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge ABOVE | 2013 Weekly Photo Challenge Blog
  2. Imagining the author | idiotisms
  3. May 4 Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World | Nadeen’s Corner
  4. Not the Boy Who Cried Wolf | Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World | likereadingontrains
  5. Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text, World « Mama Bear Musings
  6. 6 The Big News: DPChallenge | Sofie’s Diary
  7. Netizen/Citizen | Sofistikeyted
  8. I Don’t Want To Be Politically Correct I Just Want To Be Left Alone | The Jittery Goat
  9. Ghost in the Machine | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  10. Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  11. Let’s talk | Spunky Wayfarer
  12. Daily Prompt: it’s A Text, Text, Text World | Morrighan’s Muse

Stay dry and stay safe,

Tammye Honey


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Are You Kidding Me?


Some of the companies out there with the telemarketing techniques are just too much.

Congratulations!  You have won a free Walmart Gift card for $100.00 if you give us your credit card information we will send it to you for $3.75.
Do they really think people are that stupid to hand over their information over the phone for something like this?
Are they seriously hard of hearing when you tell them NO…I do not want it…I will not give you my information…Do NOT Call…

This guy this morning acted like he was amazed that I was saying NO.  He would not stop.  I ended up hanging up on him only because I was too kind and would not put my hubby on the phone for one of his regular routines.
I do realize that they get paid only with commission and have to be pushy.  That is not my problem.  Is this the same type of person who goes on a date and the word No does not mean No to them?

I am so glad that we are on a do not call list.  So much good for that stupid list.

I feel the urge to actually say at times Are you F@@@ing kidding Me?  If you love me so much and I have won it then you know where I live, just send it.

The problem with that is that then you are on the phone for another 15 minutes as they explain why they need to do the processing and handling charges.

Process this people…If I wanted the product, I would have bought it by now.  If it is free, it always comes with a catch.  If it is that good then just send it to me.

There, I feel better now.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Hubby & The Telemarketer


Daily Prompt: Unknown Caller

 You receive a call from someone an unexpected person. Who is it, and what is the conversation about? Go!

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You might say my hubby is a bit of a clown.  Since he is hard of hearing, that only makes the situation a little funnier sometimes.  This prompt actually brought two telephone calls to mind for me.  One was a telemarketer who has put us on the do not call list now on her end, not that we asked btw she insisted after speaking with him.

She was a Diabetic Supply Telemarketer who called to tell us that we had a free sample of Diabetic Supplies coming in the mail.  She needed our address of where to send them.

In his best Spanish accent he proceeded to tell her “Yes this is Emmanuel”.  “Oh, You are so wonderful.  My family in Mexico is in such need of this.  They will be so grateful.  Can you send 300 samples right away to VOVOVOVOdlddld Mexico?”
He gave an actual address that I have blocked out here that he had found on Google while talking to her.
She insisted that there was only one sample per family and he continued to tell her that he was hard of hearing and that his family was in dire need of the medical supplies.
This conversation continued for 45 minutes.
I lost track of how many times I begged him to stop.

Story two:

This one I made a video of.

To give some background on these three videos, my hubby is a junk food addict.  One of his favorites is Funyuns.  His brother in Lackawanna NY decided to get into this prank after seeing my post on You Tube so there is his answer here also.

Grab a cup of your favorite brew and enjoy.

I guess you could say it runs in the family.

Have a great day and try not to prank a telemarketer or call about your favorite snack today or people might say “You have too much time on your hands”

Here are what one other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:  (It is only 7:30 AM)

Ilya Fostiy. Amnesia | Inside My Glitching Mind

 

Tammye Honey