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    Quote Originally Posted by Craftalot View Post
    Do you remember back in the day those cringey T callers who'd wet themselves with excitement over whatever crappy old product they'd been put through to the studio to gush over. And you could hear that they considered the presenter to be a true friend and would start telling them how much they loved watching them and 'I've bought all the stuff you've ever recommended' etc.

    Buttock-clenching.
    Quite! Probably the same people who write the reviews thanking the product range presenter/ QVC gushing that they have been ‘allowed’ to buy something (don’t forget the p&p!) sometimes adding XXX’s. I want to scream—- they are in it to take your money, stupid.

     

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    I remember the T Callers who used send in Birthday cards and presents to their favourite presenter. "Hello, it's (fill in the name), you remember me I sent in a card?" Presenter with blank deer in the headlights look and then a smile and of course XXXXX. When you just knew they had no idea who the hell the caller was. Oh, there was on guy used to call into AY all the time talking about products and wanting her to tell him what to use/buy next.

    There are a few which are the legends. On QVC UK(we talked about this one way back), woman phoned in and all excited and then mentioned she was in such a rush to phone in she tripped over her oxygen tank!

    On a link from QVC US T Caller phoning in about a TV he bought and saying the picture was really clear and great for watching Porn!

    Oh, and John Barrowman used to phone in when there was a Lock n Lock TSV at midnight and sounded like he had been drinking and raving about Lock n Lock!
     

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    They invited a T-Caller a few months ago and commented that they don't get many T-Callers these days. It was a Gatineau show and the caller was 81 and raving about how youthful it made her look.

    A couple stick in my mind from the past. One was on an SBC show and the caller asked AY if she could use the Arnica bath soak in the shower as she didn't have a bath. AY replied that she wouldn't get the benefits of it in the shower, but she could use it to soak her feet in a bowl of water. The caller replied that she didn't have feet as they'd been amputated. AY's look of panic and 'what am I going to say now' expression was unprecedented. She quickly fumbled out that it probably wasn't the product for her and there were other things in the range she could enjoy, and to keep watching.

    The other was when someone phoned in and told Tova she'd named her cat after here. Tova's smile remained fixed but her look of total disdain was hilarious. AY had to console her by saying that at least it was a Siamese cat and they're known for being very graceful and elegant. Tova still didn't look convinced.
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    I used to love it when they couldn’t shut the callers up, getting more desperate as they went on & on.Presenters probably insisted on the iPad.Some great moments have been lost.
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    That's the trouble with the public in general, when asked for a comment in the street or a phone-in viewpoint. They're either so inarticulate with plenty of 'y'knows' and 'don't knows', can't speak at all, or unable to shut them up !

    Its the replies to the presenter Blogs that make me squirm. All those a....se licking compliments, and 'hope you feel better' comments, as if those these people are their besty mates. NO they're not !!! they couldn't give a monkey's, they are there to sell products to you and of course their own books.

    What makes people - especially QVC viewers, so bloody gullible ???
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    I wonder if these people speak to shop assistants on the DHS in the same way ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame Fondacox View Post
    A couple stick in my mind from the past. One was on an SBC show and the caller asked AY if she could use the Arnica bath soak in the shower as she didn't have a bath. AY replied that she wouldn't get the benefits of it in the shower, but she could use it to soak her feet in a bowl of water. The caller replied that she didn't have feet as they'd been amputated. AY's look of panic and 'what am I going to say now' expression was unprecedented. She quickly fumbled out that it probably wasn't the product for her and there were other things in the range she could enjoy, and to keep watching.
    Hilarious! ... It could have been one of the few times she could legitimately have mentioned the "feet area".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craftalot View Post
    Do you remember back in the day those cringey T callers who'd wet themselves with excitement over whatever crappy old product they'd been put through to the studio to gush over. And you could hear that they considered the presenter to be a true friend and would start telling them how much they loved watching them and 'I've bought all the stuff you've ever recommended' etc.

    Buttock-clenching.
    Those T-callers were often like characters from an Alan Bennett monologue - marginalised, misguided, lonely. There was a tragi-comedy touch to their calls and it could be amusing watching a presenter desperately trying to wrap it up and the caller just wouldn't take the hint. For all their issues, they were real - and I liked them for it. I liked to hear the sound of their voices and I liked to hear their stories. Now it's all polished for the Twitter era and it's a crying shame. Now Enid from Horsham has nothing but her cat for company, and her teacup to cry into during the twilight of her life, and is probably lonelier than ever. I know QVC is not The Samaritans, but if they really thought of their customers as a family, they might want to engage with them a little more.
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    I hang my head and admit that I once many moons ago bought Tova perfume. It was vile, totally vile and for ages it languished in my desk drawer at work until I rooted it out and left it in the staff room where anything left there would usually disappear within hours. When I was made redundant several years later I kid you not when I say the Tova perfume was still in the staff room. Even the most light fingered of work colleagues obviously hated the stuff too !
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    I love Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads”, I have the audio book. My favourite is read by Patricia Routledge, superb.
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