I received a call earlier today from a gentleman who, among other things, asked me to describe myself.
I advertise only online, and my photos and the link to my web site are always in my ads -- even when my phone number isn't!! So .... what's with this? I asked him where he got my number, and he said "a friend" gave it to him.
Sorry, but that sounds strange to me. Does this atually happen?
Back in Ottawa, I used to get calls from people who'd say, "yeah, I saw your ad in the Citizen." Well, I NEVER advertised in the Citizen. So how could they have seen my ad there? Some would start to backpedal, "oh, maybe I saw it in the Sun." Nope, I only advertise online. Others would argue with me over it, insisting that my ad was in the newspaper. (Wouldn't I know where my ads are?)
I have no idea why men would do this -- and I welcome any input! -- but when someone phones me who seems to know very little about my ad, I'm immediately suspicious. It's probably one of the quickest ways for a caller to get shut down by me.
But still, it's mystifying. Any comments?