That, however, is not the topic of my post. My cell phone just rang (forgot to turn the dang thing off last night) and I didn't get there in time to get the call. No problem. The ensuing message is notable. I erased it in a huff of 'how dare you', but I'll do my best to recreate it .....
"Hello, this is a message for Shalayah *****. If this is not Shalayah *****, you will not be listening to the rest of this message. Shalayah ******, this is ***** ***** of (either a collection company or a credit reclaiming company) and I need to speak with you at once. Please call 555.555.5555, ext. 1191991."
OK, now. I mean .... really!!! You call my phone with a message for some chick with credit problems, listen to my message that says my name is Lyn, and proceed to tell me if I'm not the wayward chick, who apparently lied about her phone number, BTW, that I'm not listening to the message???? Helllllooooo? Where did you leave your brain today??? You invaded my life. You left a message that pretty much breaks all the regulations about privacy. Do not tell me what I will or will not listen to!!!! On my phone!!!! In my home!!!!!
I know some of you work in financial institutions, so you know how seriously this breaks the rules. I worked in that field about 100 years ago, and there were precious few regulations on what we could or couldn't say in collection calls, but with even our worst customers, we would never have left such a message! Now days it is more regulated, and while I've not done anything close to a collection call in at least 20 years, I am aware that what this dude did is beyond breaking rules. Can you imagine?
OK, I'm done. And I just realized with a start that this is eerily like Patti's PSAs. OHHH, NOOOO!!!! :D :D :D Now I've done it! I gotta go take a shower and get to work! What is my life becoming????