This morning, I signed up for a free trial of Constant Contact. About 20 minutes later, I got a call from **Removed By Moderator** The call was from the 415 area code, or I probably would not have answered it. She told me that I would be eligible for extra goodies if I would sign up for the basic plan. I asked her if I could take some time to think about it. She said, if I do it now, there’s a 50% discount. I told her I was busy with a client right then. She said, “it takes 2 seconds.” Then I told her, “I have another call coming through,” and took the other call. She called back a few minutes later. When I didn’t pick up the call, she called back again, from another area code, trying to fool me into thinking the call was from someone else so I’d take it. When she called again a short time later, I answered and told her that if she doesn’t back off, I will leave. I do not like pushy people. I like sneaky people even less. Pushy-sneaky people I thoroughly despise. When I say, “I’m busy. Not now,” it means “I’m busy. Not now.” Even a pushy, self-centered millennial twit should understand that. It isn’t hard to understand. A short time later, she sent me an email, inviting me to contact her for a consultation. Which is what she should have done in the first place, and left it up to me to make the first move. I signed up for a free trial; it says that free trial lasts for 60 days. I am not going to sign up for a paid account one day sooner. I already don’t like this service. You don’t understand boundaries. You’re the kind of people who think a “relationship” is a 2-second opportunity to get whatever money you can out of someone. If it turns out you have that kind of reputation, I will not use Constant Contact for my client work.
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