Okay, we owed money on our Sprint service, and I was prepared to pay it when the man called in the middle of my cooking.
But as I fished out my credit card, I mentioned that we'd been called on Monday. "Which was a holiday."
"Which holiday was that, ma'am?"
"Passover." You nitwit.
"We had no way of knowing that."
"Look at a calendar." You ignorant nitwit. "Would you call someone on Christmas?"
"It's not a business day for us, but they do have service on that day, if you understand what I mean."
Actually, that makes no sense. "I'm not permitted to answer the phone on that day, so having service is not a factor." And it's not a business day for me.
"Your religion is not on your information."
This is, of course, true, and there's no way of figuring out that certain zip codes might have a preponderance of Orthodox Jews, and anyway, he isn't aware that such people might even exist because we're not Christian.
Then there was the strong hint that if I paid my bills on time, I wouldn't get such phone calls. True. I'd get phone calls for offers and deals instead. But he said in such a snide way, and with no sense that he might be insulting someone else's religion.
And I'll bet there are Sprint employees who did take Monday off.
Of course, it came out of their vacation time.
The phone call was being recorded. :)