Voice on the Line: Do you have a few moments to answer a survey?
Me: Sorry no I'm about to eat my lunch then the baby needs a feed. (true)
VOTL: Please, it's just market research, I'll be really quick, it's my last day doing this and I'm behind on my quotas. (sounding desperate)
Me: Oh alright then as long as you are quick. (I give in too easily)
VOTL: Thank you, thank you so much. I'll be really quick honest. (she wasted some time there I feel)
Me: Ok if you're quick (see the irony there)
VOTL: Do you have a landline in your house or just a mobile phone?
Me: Well yes I have a landline you're phoning it now. (I'm starting to laugh)
VOTL: And how old are you?
Me: I'm 40. (silence)
VOTL: (talking to her mate) She's 40, is that ok? (pause - wasting more time now the whole I'll be really quick thing isn't panning out as I'd hoped here)
VOTL: I'm sorry you don't qualify for our survey ( hangs up without a goodbye - obviously trying not to WASTE MY TIME!!!)
So now I'm intrigued. Did I not qualify because I have both landline (which she was ringing) and mobile or because I'm 40?
I fear the later.
It's a good job jacket potatoes don't loose their heat too quickly!