Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fab day. My day has been full of something and nothing. I spent most of the day writing requirements and instructions for a couple of projects.
I started off my day by making a label for my Candlewicking project …..
I will secure the label in place this evening.
After spending most of the day sitting in front of my laptop armed with my tape measure and several diagrams I appreciate more than ever how much effort goes into designing and developing an idea into a class project. I must say that it is quite rewarding when your students bring their finished projects to show and tell though. If I didn’t enjoy creating I wouldn’t do it.
Today I’m going to reveal something about myself that I’m sure you didn’t know. I’m going to reveal one of my pet peeves. My biggest pet peeve is Cold Callers and Doorsteppers. Before I go any further, this is Wikipedia’s definition of a Cold Caller: Cold calling is defined as the solicitation of business from potential customers who have had no prior contact with the salesperson conducting the call, therefore making the call cold. Cold calling is used to attempt to convince potential customers to purchase either the salesperson’s product or service. Cold calling is generally referred to as an over-the-phone process, making it a source of telemarketing, but can also be done in-person by door-to-door salespeople. Though cold calling can be used as a legitimate business tool, scammers can use cold calling as well. Thank you Wikipedia. And a Doorstepper is the same only it’s someone that comes to your door.
So I’ll continue my story now. I hate receiving phone calls from people who are working in a call centre trying to sell me something that I don’t want or need. And even if I did need what they’re selling I would prefer to choose the vendor I purchase said needed thing from. The cold callers are generally rude and choose the most awkward times to phone. And I must also say that I feel that for every honest person trying to sell me something there are three more hiding around the corner waiting to rip me off. I had a phone call today from someone saying they were from the National Advice Centre calling from 0845 862 0256. They claim they don’t want to sell me anything but I know they’re trying to sell me solar panels and/or other energy saving related contraptions because they have been phoning me regularly for the last ten months. They phone quite often and it’s usually during my evening meal. I have repeatedly asked them to take my name off their calling list but they have not done so yet. I believe that certain companies sell our phone numbers on to telemarketing companies and this is how we get so many cold calls. I hate cold calls. They’re an absolute waste of my time. I was polite this afternoon but I know in my heart that the National Advice Centre will be phoning me again at an awkward time yet again sometime soon. Perhaps I should arm myself with a big noisy whistle for such calls. Well thank you for that. I feel better after my rant.
So has anything exciting been going on in your world today? Well I feel a bit deflated because I don’t really have anything to show for the hours I spent in front of my laptop today. However I must say that while I was writing I came up with a couple of ideas that can be developed into new projects. I wish I had enough energy to see all my ideas to fruition more quickly. Sometimes I think my ideas are dreams and dreams cost nothing so I think I’ll keep dreaming for as long as I can.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more hexie work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something relaxing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥