les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, September 09, 2016

The cold caller

The phone rang.


There was a pause, then a click - this means a call centre with a computerised calling system that puts answered calls through to someone.

"Hallo Sir, I'm calling on behalf of EDF (France Electricity) to ensure that you received your last bill."

I was suspicious. They've never done this before.

"Yes. It came by email as usual."

"Also to ask you if you have considered the benefits of installing photovoltaic panels on your roof."

"Madame, it is clear that you do not work for EDF because if you did then you would know that this is a block of flats and we are tenants, not owner-occupiers."

The phone cut off suddenly.

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