Etiquette School is in session! > "What an interesting assumption."

Times when it is the perfect phrase

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White Dragon:
Tonight we got a call that showed up on our caller ID as being from a bank.
They asked to speak to one of our adult children and I told them she was away at college.

The caller then said "And do you also bank with [bank]?"

I had an EHell flash and merely said "That's certainly an interesting assumption."

I was kind of surprised when the call-center guy laughed.
He pointed out that usually more than one person in a household tends to use a service.

My polite response was that since he clearly didn't know where I banked, then he couldn't have information on my account, and since that was the case I didn't need to discuss my banking needs as I was quite happy with my bank.

He quite cheerfully wished me a good evening.
Honestly, I think that the whole ' interesting assumption' sort of disarmed him and redirected the conversation.
Go EHell!!!

cwm:
YAY!

Honestly, the polite people I spoke to when I had my brief stint at a call center made my night. You probably cheered up that day while still being polite about not wanting to be talked to. Go you!

artk2002:
I'm sorry, but I think that wasn't a good use of the phrase. What's wrong with "no, I don't"? He didn't make any kind of "interesting assumption." He asked a simple question.

jmarvellous:

--- Quote from: artk2002 on November 30, 2013, 03:47:14 PM ---I'm sorry, but I think that wasn't a good use of the phrase. What's wrong with "no, I don't"? He didn't make any kind of "interesting assumption." He asked a simple question.

--- End quote ---

I agree. In this case, I think you were actually quite impolite, and unnecessarily so.

gramma dishes:
Whoa!!  Why should she have told him whether or not she banked at "his" bank?  As she correctly pointed out, if she did, he'd know it.  The records would be right there in front of his face.

She also didn't necessarily know whether or not her daughter banked there!  Maybe she does, maybe she doesn't.  In any case the guy was a telemarketer and he was "fishing".  I'm glad she didn't take the bite and give him any additional information that he did not NEED to know.

White Dragon, I don't think you were rude at all!  Rude might have involved slamming down the receiver or yelling at him for interrupting your favorite TV show.

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