I find that the worst comes out in me when someone on the doorstep, who I don't know, says, 'Good morning, (pause) how are you today?' As you answer they begin, 'My name's Dan, I'm calling round on behalf of Scottish Gas and we're just checking you're not paying more than 10p for your gas.'
I think I am already decided that I will not switch to them even if they convince me I should switch.
Dan: Who are you with?
Me: N Power.
Dan: Wow (unspoken - how stupid are you?) Did you know they've just been fined £1.8 million for inappropriate conduct?
(I researched. Just = last December and the guys who acted inappropriately did it on the doorstep and had already been dismissed by the time of the fine.)
Dan, nothing personal, but after the opening 'How are you today?' nothing would have persuaded me to do anything you suggested however advantageous.