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Author Name: Freequeens1 3 Comments
Date Added: February 22, 2007 20:02:43 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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"The Survey Says"-Dialogue Challenge


“Good morning, Maam. May I have a little of your time? I am not selling anything, only a short survey ‘cough’ this morning.”

“It would be my pleasure. I’m retired and have plenty of time. What is the survey about?”

“This is about how Americans spend their leisure time ‘cough, cough’ and what the most popular hobbies are ‘sniff’.”

“That sounds like a fun one! I take surveys a lot, it’s like one of my hobbies. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Let her rip!”

“What hobbies do you participate in the most? ‘sneeze’.”

“Bless you! I am into gardening and reading mostly, but I am never without my cell phone! If talking was a hobby, that would be my number one!”

“Thank you ‘sniff’ and how often do you garden? ‘cough’”

“Every chance I get. Living in this mild climate let’s me be outdoors almost all year. So, I would say, at least, 6 days a week. That is a mighty nasty cold you have, Sir.”

“Oh, I get the same cold every year, and every year I try all kinds of remedies. ‘sneeze’ Next question: How much time do you spend reading? ‘sniff’”

“Well, dear, about three hours every night. You know, I have been reading a lot about organic herbal remedies for colds and flu and I can swear by them. I am 80 years old and haven’t had a cold or even the sniffles in 10 years! Can you believe that?”

“Maam? Are you pulling my leg? I would give anything to get my hands on something like that ‘cough, cough, cough’ where can I get it?”

“It just so happens that I am a distributor for “Herbalife…….”

Author's Notes:
I always wanted to turn the tables on a telemarketer.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 10, 2007 08:01:49 PM Report
This is graat, Patty..Turn the tables, eh?..I like the way you handled the dialogue..Very smooth and with some sharp humor, to boot...len
Comment By: FreeLast Temple Knight on February 23, 2007 11:37:38 AM Report
When the salesman becomes the customer! LOL!  Way to step up to the challenge! A+
Comment By: FreeGlata on February 23, 2007 07:33:24 AM Report
ROFL! Now  THAT'S the way to do it! Too good, Patty....too good! Loved this!

Hugs and tossing out the Kleenex!




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