Just Say 'Yes'!

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Just a little fun for all those people who are tired of being tortured by telemarketers [1:20]

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grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Just Say 'Yes'!

  1. JM says:

    You know how they’ll never let you speak to a supervisor (“I don’t have a supervisor yada, yada”), tell you their name, we’re they’re located or the rest of it?
    Well I did this once:
    Me: “Can I speak to your supervisor, please?”
    Them: “I don’t have a supervisor”
    Me: “How did you get this number?”
    Them: “From the phone book”
    Me: “No you didn’t, this is an unlisted number and you shouldn’t have it”
    (scuffle, scratch)
    Someone else: “I’m sorry sir, I am Y’s supervisor. My name is X, I am the ABC Manager here at KLM Corp, our address is yada yada. This will never happen again, we’ll put you on the Don’t Call List and notify our data supplier …….. [and on for about 5 minutes, interspersed with abject apologies]”
    Funny, I get a lot less calls these days.
    Mind you, the fact that there was a large scale leak of unlisted numbers into the public telephone listings in my country a couple of years ago probably helped a bit.