It may sound ridiculous to think that someone would hang up on a call offering them a free $10,000 iTunes gift card. But then again, in this world of baiting telemarketers, it would sound ridiculous if someone didn't do the same thing.
Gail Davis received the fateful call from Apple, to be informed that she was the unbelievably lucky person who registered the 10 billionth app download from iTunes. The prize was a $10,000 iTunes gift card.
But Davis has undoubtedly received all sorts of unsolicited calls saying, "Hey, you've won a free magazine subscription" or "we just need your social security number to process your winning sweepstakes."
Thinking this call was no different, the UK developer told the Apple representative, "Thank you very much, I'm not interested," and then hung up. After all, Davis doesn't even own an iPod and never downloads anything from iTunes. But her daughters do, and her name is on their iTunes account.
Apparently her daughters must have asked who the call was, and when she said some jerk tried to say she won a $10,000 iTunes gift card, they screamed. They knew all about the 10 billionth app download contest, and began panicking that their mom just hung up on the most fateful call of any of their lives.
Davis tried to call Apple back, but you can imagine how successful that was. She wasn't able to get through to anyone who could actually help her.
The family began getting very anxious, but luckily, an Apple executive called back later to assure Davis everything was legit. And everything was sorted out.
See what telemarketers have done to us? You should all be ashamed of yourselves. [[Apple]]