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Old 06-09-2002, 01:47 PM   #1
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Riding ourselves of Pesky Telemarketers.

(getting rid of unwanted phone solicitors)

Is this technique legal?
When they call USUALLY at dinner , I check the caller-id box.
When I ascertain its one of them.I quickly and sternly blurt out-
"F.B.I!" when answering the tele.
Is this illegal?
They usually hang up rather quickly.
Some brave souls actually ask for me by name and usually butcher the pronunciation..thereby exposing themselves.
Thats where we have the greatest fun.
My little girls and I usually have a good laugh.

Ok.
good -bye.
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Old 06-09-2002, 01:59 PM   #2
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OMG that's funny diamond!

not sure how legal it is tho...the real FBI just might show up on your doorstep some day
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Old 06-09-2002, 02:49 PM   #3
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diamond- "hello?this is the residence of the 24carat Diamond"

Pesky tele....etc-"hi!is that mr diamante?"

Diamond- "FBI!!FREEZE PUNK!

Pesky tele...etc- "what? but last time i checked i was the supreme head guy of the FBI, and i was just calling to say all your idols, and favouritest people in the world are having a dinner in your honour ,and they all want to meet you!"

Diamond- "aw shucks really?*blushes*whens it on?"

The person formerly known as Pesky tele....etc-"now you hang on one cotton pickin minute, mr. ITS ALL OFF! youre arrested for imitating me, the supreme head guy of the FBI! youre goin to jail for at least a hundred years!"



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BE CAREFUL Diamond, it could happen!

Actually.....no. Kill the feckers. Kill them all
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Re: Riding ourselves of Pesky Telemarketers.

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Some brave souls actually ask for me by name and usually butcher the pronunciation..thereby exposing themselves.
Yes! This is how we weed them out. We also have a tricky to pronounce last name. If they can't say it right, they are identified as the enemy and I hang up on them!
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That's funny, diamond!!

My last name is so common and easy to pronounce.

Wait until I marry John...I can't wait until they try to pronounce my name then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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was thinking ive still too much newbie blood in me to post a nonsensical story, but had a rush of blood to the head! ah well....any publicitys good publicity huh??
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my conversations now go like this

marketer: Is Jenny there?
Jenny [that's me!]: No can I take a message?
marketer: Is there a spouse available?
Jenny [me again, this time chuckling to myself considering I can barely get a date]: No.
marketer: Thank you, we'll call back later.
Jenny [hanging up the phone in ten easy seconds]: No problem!
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marketer: Is there a spouse available?
"Which one would you like? I have several."

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ROFLMFAO!

I remember once when my mom was trying to call a detective, she got the wrong number and a man from the homicide department answered.
Itd be hilarious to anser a phone call with "...Homicide!"
It wouldnt work with my girly voice though
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speaking from experience working as a telemarketer...you guys suck!

no, seriously, i can understand that people just dont want to be solicitated over the phone especially at the wrong times(dinner, etc), and all that, but its a hard job to do, and because i had people not wanting to buy anything from me, i ended up losing my job after a week and a half last month. just remember, its a hard job, and i wouldnt wish it upon anyone. i took that job because i was desperate to support my daughter. now i have to find a real job that doesnt involve telemarketing, as it is not a very stable job, and your in constant fear of becoming unemployed again. try to have a little compassion for the telemarketers...thats all i ask. thanks
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Ways to irritate a Telemarketer:

When they ask "How are you today?" Tell them! "I'm

so glad you asked because no one these days seems to

care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is

acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."



If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask

them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the

company name. Then ask them where it is located.

Continue asking them personal questions or questions

about their company for as long as necessary.



Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh my God!

Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy

a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out

where the hell she could know you from.



If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family

and Friends plan, reply, in as SINISTER a voice as you can,

"I don't have any friends... would you be my friend?"



If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for

bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.



Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask

them if they will give you their HOME phone number so you

can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they

cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't

want anyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer

will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!"



Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke.

"Come on Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's ya been?"



Tell them to talk V-E-R-Y V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y, because

you want to write down EVERY WORD.
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I don't mind so much the fact that telemarketers call, although it is a bit annoying. I am usually nice to them, but is REALLY irritating is when you tell them nicely "no thank you" and they continue "but ma'am...don't you like to save money? blah blah blah" or whatever and you have to finally be rude to get them to go away, after telling them "no thank you" several times or "I'm not interested" repeatedly.
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Quote:
Originally posted by Eliv8
Ways to irritate a Telemarketer:

When they ask "How are you today?" Tell them! "I'm

so glad you asked because no one these days seems to

care, and I have all these problems; my arthritis is

acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."



If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask

them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the

company name. Then ask them where it is located.

Continue asking them personal questions or questions

about their company for as long as necessary.



Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh my God!

Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy

a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out

where the hell she could know you from.



If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family

and Friends plan, reply, in as SINISTER a voice as you can,

"I don't have any friends... would you be my friend?"



If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for

bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.



Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask

them if they will give you their HOME phone number so you

can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they

cannot give out their HOME number, you say "I guess you don't

want anyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer

will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!"



Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke.

"Come on Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's ya been?"



Tell them to talk V-E-R-Y V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y, because

you want to write down EVERY WORD.


Thanks
Eliv8.
Sorry about that nellie

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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.
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They annoy me to no end, especially during the day when I wait for calls from potential employers. It makes me want to scream when I answer and they go into their spiel.
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