Thursday, January 10, 2019

You sure the Fed's shut down? Or just hang up!

I do not need a knee brace,
or one for an aching back.
My elbow still bends well,
and my joints aren't out of whack.

I told the man who called me
I do not need a brace,
then he started yapping.
This guy was in a race
to provide me information
about a freebie from Medicare.
"It's a very lightweight brace,
you can wear it anywhere."

"I will not wear it here nor there,
I will not where it anywhere.
I do not need a brace.
I'm in good health," I did insist.

"But Ms. Linda, it is absolutely free;
it won't cost you a dime."
"Put me on the no call list.
I do not have the time!"


Susan said...

Good one, Linda. Isn't it true? Those telemarketers really rile me. Brother. Hope you have a good day today!

DUTA said...

I once asked one of those people who walk miles per day about wearing knee braces,and I felt she was kind of offended. Braces are for prevention of problems; not very effective when the knee problems are there already.
Anyway, that person on the phone - a real nuissance, and your poem the right reaction to his phonecall.

Val said...

Nothing is ever FREE! Why pay a guy to make calls to give away free knee braces? Is there a philanthropist who cares that much about joint health? They'd probably make a pretty penny selling your information many times over.

Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda--Leave it to you to take an unpleasant call or appointment and spin it into a funny poem.

jabblog said...

I feel your pain. Depending on mood, we pretend lunacy (not difficult), argue, ignore, speak French or German, but the blighters keep calling - not the same ones, of course.

Happy New Year!

Connie said...

Ha! This is cute. We got rid of our land line to escape these types of callers. I've gotten to the point where I don't answer my cell phone either if I don't know who is calling. I think if it is anything important or someone I know, they will leave a message. The telemarketers never leave a message, of course.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

The no call list seems to be a joke! I can't tell you how many times I have suffered through the whole monologue just to find out which button to hit to be placed on the no call list. After that the calls seem to triple!