For those people who can't argue back in disagreement, there's now a service that offers them a person who can do it on their behalf.
Confronting a person can be a daunting task for many people. Getting riled up about something is one thing, but being able to talk about something you disagree with takes a lot of guts. For those people who can't argue back in disagreement, there's now a service that offers them a person who can do it on their behalf.
Chinese website Taobao came up with the genius idea to list out 'professional quarrelers' to argue on behalf of the people that can't rise to the occasion. The e-commerce site, which is one of the world's largest online marketplaces, offers a wide range of products that are normal to just plain weird.
The website offers products like smartphones and even homework-writing robots. It also offers services like hiring people to eat one's favorite treat so that we don't have to. Now, they have added professional quarrelers to the list of weird services they offer.
People can hire a complete stranger to argue on their behalf or take it up a notch and harass the receiving party, for a small fee. But because of the obscurity of the service, one has to use specific search words or phrases to find available listings. A professional quarreler can be hired for 5 yuan (¢74) and 20 yuan ($3) and it's that cheap because most of the harassing and arguing is done over the phone.
The professional quarrelers have a screening process before they accept the request. They usually require information such as the kind of argument is required, what needs to be argued about, and how long the argument should last. Some of the listings on Taobao also give rates for different kinds of harassment: an angry call or text message costs 20 yuan ($3), a whole day of spam calls costs 40 yuan ($6) and bombarding the person's phone with 'hate calls' 24/7 costs 100 yuan ($15).
So if you've always wanted to give that spiteful colleague of yours a piece of your mind but haven't really had the chance or the guts to confront them, you can hire someone who can do it for you!