Friday, August 12, 2005

dasyatnye.. offer Melia Hotel..

When someone calls and asks you whether you're busy or not? it is always polite to say "sure i've got a moment" eventhough you're busy. That's my standard answer eventhough i know that the person on the line is from a telemarketing company.

If its insurance they're selling, then it wouldn't be not much of a problem since easy to dismiss them. just you mention that you've bought the full policy and the conversation will end a brief moment afterwards. Previosly when I didn't bought my policy yet, I would inform them that I've just joined the work force and I want to spend all my monthly earnings. usually they would understand when you tell them in a nice manner.

If its a holiday package, discount card etc.. then it will be rather tricky. Some of them is rather persistant, they still ask you to listen to them eventhough stated clearly that you've not interested. In the end they're the ones that will be frustrated and mad at us when we didn't make a purchase. I don't like to be forced into buying something that i don't "plan" to buy. I would like to read and find out more about a service or a product before spending your hard earned money. (Unless on vacation :P)

Yesterday, again I've received a call from a telemarketing company, the telemarketer is promoting a discount card for Melia Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This call was a bit different cause you can clearly distiguish that this is a newby. She was rather nervous and unprepared while promoting the package. I've stopped my work for a while to pay attention to her, she then explained that with the card it entittles me to:

- half rate for a stay at the hotel
- 3rd day free when you've stayed for 2 nites
- RM500 credit, to be used for dining at the hotel
- yada yada..

When she asks me whether I'm interested? I replied that I'm living in KL and I'm more comfortable to go back home at the end of the day. She responded by re-affirming me that the card also entittles me for discount at other Melia branches namely.. erm.. namely... couldn't find the location, she'd just mention Penang and Sabah.. but its not Melia.

To cut things short, one of the interesting perks of this discount card that I've actually want to highlight and share to you guys is:

Melia is giving 20% off when you die at its restaurant.

Got it? Die? Haha.. i guess she meant to say was "Dine".. and this was during the yada yada point above.. so you can just imagine how I'm holding my urge to laugh.. but tak sampai hati.. she'd sound very sincere.. to laugh in front of her would be rude and discouraging.. afterall dia pon nak cari makan..

well.. thats the closest that i've bought anything via the phone offer out of sympathy.. i hope she improves and be less nervous.. but to the veterans.. don't think i've soften and sucumb to your offers... i will keep my stance :P

14 comments:

afza said...

ya la.. u eat. then die. sure got discount maa.. somemore, got coffin and 'kain kapan' discount. 50% meh. cheap what. where got other place maa..

ika said...

malik: how sweet...

afza: grrrr..you are 'increasing'...apakata ko ikot malik pi 'dine' kat hotel tuh..

malik,
let afza have his '50%' discount....

Lenny said...

hahaha... hebat gak erk u tahan ketawa.... tapi mmg u baik pon.. cam mmg bleh je tahan dari ketawakan org.. tak macam Yang...

"BUKAK BEG KAMMMMMMUUUUUUU" pon dier bantai gelak kat situh gak.. hahahhaha.....

syah said...

kengkawanz...thanks pasal meriahkan besday sha smalam(malik...sha la bukan sya, salah spelling kat kek..hehe)...zai n ika...would love to have u there as well...kitorang makan sedap..hehe....

ps: melia offer tu, si toha sampai la ni dah 3 kali subsribe melia members card walaupun tak penah skali pun pegi sana...rm 400 plak tu membership fees..pengajaran..jangan kasi no credit card anda thru phone call and dun make transaction thru phone call as well..most of them will drive you nuts!

laydiefa said...

slalu nyer i just tell them 'i'm sorry but i'm not interested'.
if its insurance policy, i will say 'i'm working with *insert my company name here*. So of course I would buy and support my company's product. Why should I buy it from you then?'

kijam tak? but that's the way to cut the conversation short. i just don't want them to waste their time with me, since i know i won't buy it anyway. better they spend their time persuading other customers that might buy :)

ika said...

eheheheheh...

betol betolll malik memang baik ponnn...ika sokong kata kak lenny!!!

shah: aduhai..sorry..memang plan nak pi..tapi mak ika suh pi urut malam tuh gak sebab ika dah 2 malam susah nak tido-angin2 satu badan..afterthat memang nakpi..tapi memandangkan dah malam ditambah dgn makcik urut kata 'dah dekat sgt'..zai tak sedap hati nak kuar malam...

anyway..happy besday to sha!!

Lenny said...

Malik,

Smalam org insurance call i.. and i took your advice to say.. sure i got a minute tu..

and i think i sux big time sbb i do sound bored... haha.. yer la.. asek2 cakap.. we are offering this service to u mem.. bla bla bla mem.. bla bla bla mem.. i know he tries to be polite.. by acknowledging me.. but hey.. bosan ok? hahaha..

and when i said.. sorry.. i've already enroll to another insurance... siap cam bengang2 pastuh nak paksa2 org nak enroll gak... heheh.. time tuh sorry la.. i just simply said..."listen.. i'm sorry.. i'm not interested!" hahaha.. padan muka dier..!

za1nee said...

laydiefa, tak sekejam aku masa ada org offer aku kad tgif member (setelah dia paksa2 aku sampai aku tension):

'i dont need a discount card. i can afford to pay the full amount'

mcm banyak sangat laa duit aku pun :))

Lenny said...

zainee!! aku suka reply ko... hehehe.. kijam jugak ke aku aa? hahahhaha

laydiefa said...

za1nee!! aku nak guna gak jawapan ko tuh!
sure berkesan!

Lenny said...

malik, i rasa your blog nieh cam dah lari skit la.. apsal yg bahagian tepi dah ke bawah? probably pasal gambo kita pegi SG tuh kot...

Abu Qais said...

aku kalau part2 citer pasal discount card ni maleh la ku .... troma mbf countdown pon masih menusuk kalbukuuuuu

kL said...

Len.. page lari tu intermitten.. m x really sure wats the cse.. kalu it still happen.. pls inform me.. mybe tukar layout ke..

za1nee said...

lenny + laydiefa > silaaa silaaa... am still looking for that killer reply utk insurance though