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    I was just called by...

    the ISU Alumni Association or whatever it is. I don't really care, as I can't afford to donate at this time. However, I was talking to this guy who "um" had this "um" nervous "um" problem with talking on the phone. I was on the phone for 5 minutes. In that time, the person I was talking with did "Um" 73 times.

    73 times. In under 5 minutes. I don't even know what was said because I was so distracted by "um"s.


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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    the ISU Alumni Association or whatever it is. I don't really care, as I can't afford to donate at this time. However, I was talking to this guy who "um" had this "um" nervous "um" problem with talking on the phone. I was on the phone for 5 minutes. In that time, the person I was talking with did "Um" 73 times.

    73 times. In under 5 minutes. I don't even know what was said because I was so distracted by "um"s.
    Does it make you feel good to make light of others problems? Really I have a hard time understanding why this should be of interest to anyone. Hope you feel better.

    And no, I don't have a speech impediment, which is exactly what that is.



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonesvb View Post
    Does it make you feel good to make light of others problems? Really I have a hard time understanding why this should be of interest to anyone. Hope you feel better.

    And no, I don't have a speech impediment, which is exactly what that is.

    booooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    I get calls from them all the time. Next time I am going to tell them if they call back I am stopping donations to ISU all together.


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    Re: I was just called by...

    Have to agree that when people say ummm it is very annoying and distracting. However it is not as annoying as people who say like at the beginning of every sentence.



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Since we are lifetime members, we get very few calls. They are usually college students doing the calling heard a lot of "y'know" type of calls.



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I get calls from them all the time. Next time I am going to tell them if they call back I am stopping donations to ISU all together.

    yes!!! and they dont stop!! i give my donations to them and the cyclone club i dont need these guys calling to check on me!! It is very annoying



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Saying "like" or "um" is very annoying, especially when you notice it and it draws your attention away from what is really being said. With that being said, I'm sure I used to say those things a lot when I got nervous in front of a group of people, but after taking Speech 212, my problems were solved. Thanks, ISU!


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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloner29 View Post
    Since we are lifetime members, we get very few calls. They are usually college students doing the calling heard a lot of "y'know" type of calls.
    Exactly. We became lifetime members, and get very few calls, either. Not every college student is a natural-born telemarketer.


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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloner29 View Post
    Since we are lifetime members, we get very few calls. They are usually college students doing the calling heard a lot of "y'know" type of calls.
    lifetime member also and they dont stop calling



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonesvb View Post
    Does it make you feel good to make light of others problems? Really I have a hard time understanding why this should be of interest to anyone. Hope you feel better.

    And no, I don't have a speech impediment, which is exactly what that is.
    Saying "um" because you don't know what else to say is not a speech impediment.


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    ummmm.....


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    Re: I was just called by...

    Do they call your cell phones? I never get tele-marketers because the only phone I have is a celly.



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I get calls from them all the time. Next time I am going to tell them if they call back I am stopping donations to ISU all together.
    They have called me every day for like a month straight. Honestly I have no intention of re-upping simply because they have been so freaking annoying about it.



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    Re: I was just called by...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    the ISU Alumni Association or whatever it is. I don't really care, as I can't afford to donate at this time. However, I was talking to this guy who "um" had this "um" nervous "um" problem with talking on the phone. I was on the phone for 5 minutes. In that time, the person I was talking with did "Um" 73 times.

    73 times. In under 5 minutes. I don't even know what was said because I was so distracted by "um"s.
    Like it could be like worse. I like talk to people like daily who like take forever to like talk, right?



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