My doctor says I shouldn’t get angry, that I need to let things go. But how do I keep my cool when some idiot discount phone company spams me incessantly? In the last 12 hours I have received about a dozen calls from Startec. The bastards are so desperate for business that they call me and pretend to be “Om Malik” and speak to me in Hindi and Urdu, hoping that I’ll talk to them.
I told these idiots that I don’t want anything, and that if you’re going to bother someone during work hours, you’re only going to alienate them as a potential customer. That hasn’t stopped them from calling back — again and again. They are calling my mobile number, which is what makes the whole thing so aggravating. I am surprised that a buyout firm like Platinum Equity is involved with this piece-of-shit operation. I interview Tom Gores for Red Herring during the heyday of the telecom boom. I guess there are slim pickings for telecom buyout guys these days, hence investing in Startec. Sorry for ranting!