How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers?
We don’t get a lot of people trying to sell us things because we’re on the “Do Not Call” register. Charities are exempt though and because we used to buy a lot of raffle tickets etc we are on a lot of lists. We can’t afford to donate or buy much now and usually I politely explain this to the telemarketer. I never take raffle books because they have gone up a lot and you always end up buying the lot yourself because none of your friends or family want them or they already have their own. Sometimes I feel bad saying no so much but we simply can’t afford to support all the organisations we used to. Hubby has a different method. He usually tells them to “Ask (insert name of Prime Minister). ”
The only telemarketers I am rude to are the scammers who call you up to offer to “help” you fix your broken computer. Usually I just hang up on them but the last one that called I started politely asking for details, his name, the company phone number etc. When I asked to speak to his manager he swore and hung up on me!
What are you a “natural” at doing?
I have never thought I was a natural at anything. Certainly not anything physical. It would be hard to find a more uncoordinated person than me and things that I make never seem to come out exactly the way that I want them to. I once heard someone say that I was a natural teacher which surprised me because I have no idea why she thought that. I did take to computers pretty easily once I started to learn so maybe I’m a natural at that. I enjoy doing computer stuff. I was recently asked to make a jam jar label for friends and I had a lot of fun doing that. I was given a sketch of what was wanted and found the appropriate clip art. I borrowed the photo from their Facebook page.
How often do you get a haircut?
My hair is very thick and grows quickly so I like to go about every six weeks but usually I don’t manage it. It is usually more like every two months. I get physically uncomfortable if let my hair grow for too long especially in hot weather. After it has been trimmed and thinned out I always feel better. Even though it’s grey now hairdressers always comment on my hair.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
That’s a hard question to answer because there are a lot of things that I think are fun but I guess the closest answer would be anything that involves going somewhere.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week: A visit from friends which we managed to enjoy despite changed circumstances. Big Bash cricket, the most entertaining thing on TV at present.
This week: Hopefully I will be getting to a cricket match myself this weekend. My friends and I hope to see the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Perth Scorchers.