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Old 06-09-2002, 11:31 PM   #16
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Well they never ask for me by name, but It would be neat if they asked for LOVE MUSCLE

I used to tell them no I can't afford to buy your product because of my crack habit. Then if they persisted I would ask them if they had any rocks.

But seriously, I just do not answer any calls that my caller id says out of area.
well, when they ask if so and so is there, you could tell them "no, but LOVE MUSCLE is here..."

I bet they'd hang up real quick
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Old 06-10-2002, 03:45 PM   #17
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I just do not answer any calls that my caller id says out of area.
which is why i want my mom to get our caller id back.
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Old 06-10-2002, 04:40 PM   #18
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I know I've posted this in another thread before but this usually confuses them so much, they can't follow their script.

Telemarketer: Hi, can I speak to Charlene Es...Estr...um, how do you pronounce the last name?

My Husband: Yes, this is Charlene, how can I help you?

Telemarketer: Excuse me...I asked for Charlene

My Husband: Yes, this is Charlene speaking, how can I help you?

Telemarketer: Um, ok...this is AT & T calling, we'd like to offer ....blah, blah, blah...

My Husband: Well, I can't make any decisions without talking to my husband first

At this point, you can imagine what the telemarketer is thinking when "Charlene", in a very masculine voice, tells them that she needs to speak to her husband. We end up laughing so hard that he has to hang up and they usually don't call back.
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well, when they ask if so and so is there, you could tell them "no, but LOVE MUSCLE is here..."

I bet they'd hang up real quick
LOL - z edge, I think you've found your new telemarketer weapon.

I can easily pick out telemarketers by the way they pause and then butcher my last name. A lot of them have gotten smart and have just asked for first names now. If I've got nothing better to do, I'll string them along, ask questions about the service, seem interested, and then at the end tell them I'm not interested. Since most telemarketers are monitored for length of calls and sales produced, I just wasted a bunch of their time!

I especially like the ones who act like I'm not getting it because I'm not interested in receiving 4 magazine subscriptions at a drastically reduced price just for applying for their credit card.

But most of the time it's "Hello, is Mr. .......butcher-butcher-butcher there?"
"No, sorry, he's not in."
"Is a spouse available?"
"Nope."
"Ok, have a good day"
"Uh huh." [click]
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Like nellie said, telemarketing is a very hard job and people should keep that in mind. It's one of the best paying job for students but one of the most difficult.

I used to conduct surveys on the phone for Bell Canada, and even though I wasn't selling anything ( I swear ) it was still very hard to get people who would do the surveys, so I can only imagine what it's like for telemarketers.

I know that they are annoying and they call at innapropriate time, but please be respectful.
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If I get an unsolicited call I usually just tell them I am not interested or that I do not buy anything over the phone. If they don't get the hint, I put them on hold until they hang up. Heh, heh. There are some really pushy ones that can make me mad.

I also hate unsoliciated junk email. Especially ones that don't have an opt out option. Nothing worse than checking your mail and having 10 weight loss programs, 3 mortgage offers, 2 Viagra ads and an offer to work from home stuffing envelopes or something. Ugh!
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Well, this is not directed at the individual telemarkters, but at the industry: they target my phone for dinnertime (between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.) and before noon on Saturday mornings (when we wish to sleep late). That is the problem. And one guy get ugly because I asked HIM too many questions when he was wanting to speak to my wife. I was suspicious when he used her full name and she goes by an abbreviated nickname; and I go by my middle name, and they always ask for me by my first name.

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i do have one question though.

looking at the topic, why would i want to ride a pesky telemarketer?
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Old 06-11-2002, 10:46 AM   #24
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i do have one question though.

looking at the topic, why would i want to ride a pesky telemarketer?
Khan-
Please stop that.
You better or else I will tell your husband, Dr Gonz.
Thank you.
Now "go take on the day"

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Please stop that.
You better or else I will tell your husband, Dr Gonz.
Thank you.
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Old 06-11-2002, 01:51 PM   #26
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I used to tell them no I can't afford to buy your product because of my crack habit. Then if they persisted I would ask them if they had any rocks.
Thank you for the new idea.
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I usually ask them for their home phone numbers
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