I just received a call on behalf of The Economist magazine, trying to offer me a subscription deal. We had done one of those “6 free issues” deals a while back, but never subscribed.
It’s an amazing magazine: wide in scope (reminding me of the Christian Science Monitor), and with a touch of humor–their headlines and photo choices are often quirky and surprising. Heavy on the financial stuff (hence, the name) but comprehensive in world news.
However, it’s a bit expensive and is a weekly, which means lots and lots of reading that piles up. We couldn’t even keep up with it over 6 weeks.
I told the young man all of this, and he quite politely said thank you and did not pressure me at all. Unlike most of the other advertising calls I get, where I feel compelled to hang up after saying a very quick No, thank you.
Maybe those other cold callers would get a better reception from me if they had a yummy British accent like this young man did!
(Sorry, I can’t identify it any further. Could have been Irish, but I can’t tell. I’m hanging my head in shame at my lack of worldliness.)