|Received:||11/27/2004 2:03:46 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
|Attachment:||OL-100807.pdf Download Adobe Reader|
Comments:Gentlemen, The "Do Not Call" list to me meant; no one will be calling unless they want to be penalized for harassing me. That is the only option I can derive from my signing up on the "Do Not Call" list. I am willing to discuss any option of communications with me if my phone bill is paid in full by the solicitors. Otherwise, I am fervorently against allowing exceptions for any business I continue to conduct business. Please respect my wishes as a citizen to not be continually harassed and not the moronic cries from the very people and businesses that have instilled the harassment techniques we have all come to shy away from and loath. There are other options available to businesses than calling people on the phone with a watered down version of a permission notice approved by the FTC under tons of pressure by the phone solicitor lobby. They could be encouraged to send mailers with coupons asking me and other ciizens to inquire of their services and sales. They can develop other marketing stratagies where the consumers will be anxious for a call from the solicitors. Wow, just think of it being the other way around. I would be waiting for my chance to be called. At this time, I get greatly upset when there are interrupting unexpected calls to my phone and I respond by answering its ring. Sometimes I am outside, sitting down, working on something, reading, concentrating on an idea, using the restroom, bathing, shaving, engaging in sexual gratification, shining my shoes, sleeping or simply staring into space. The list goes on and on. As a United States of America citizen and a former combat veteran in Vietnam, I feel I am entitled to any and all of those aspirations without a moron interrupting my flow. I am aware the only people permitted at this time to contact me by phone in a solition posture are those with whom I am actively conducting business. I have created a letter for any and all solicitors in the event they are not aware I am not one of the population who is willing to permit allowances for their persistence on this issue. The letter is being sent as an attachment below. Further, if I am contacted and feel the notice had been delivered, I will cease conducting business with the caller. Talk about not hitting their objectives with phone solicitations; this would be akin to the "baby being thrown out with the bath water." This is one issue I have strongly sided with the 2/3rds of the country who deliberately took affirmative action to become one of the "Do Not Call" list members. I was not confused then when I signed up and I am not confused now. To infer otherwise would be similar to making me out as an insensative slob unable to be understanding of others situations. I suggest to you to implore all companies to send a pre-phone postcard which will seek the citizen's permission to be contacted by them. The courteous presentation in advance to a phone call would be greatly appreciated by almost every citizen.