22 Nov '11, 8am

By @sheylara - A new low for telemarketing

I just received a phone call with an invitation to attend a Dior christmas party (presumably because I’m a Dior member and not because I’m a blogger.) I was first told the date of the party, then a list of highlights, including makeup and fashion shows, food and drinks, limited edition products on sale, and a door gift, all of these read off a page in monotone. Then silence. “Is that all?” I asked. “The price is $50. If you want to bring a friend, it’s $80. But you can redeem products with your tickets.” “Oh, okay. I’m not interested, but thanks.” The caller asked for a reason, so I said I wasn’t interested in buying any Dior products at the moment. Parties are okay, but having to pay to attend one where they will try to make you spend even more money is plain ridiculous. She said, “Oh, you don’t have to buy anything.” “But I have to pay to attend the party,” I said. She t...

Full article: http://sheylara.com/2011/11/a-new-low-for-telemarketing/

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