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Old 03-07-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
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So a telemarketer called me last night at 9:30 PM

speechless
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Old 03-07-2002, 12:04 PM   #2
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*pounds the telemarketer for joyfulgirl

i HATE telemarketer calls!!
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*pounds the telemarketer for joyfulgirl

i HATE telemarketer calls!!
Especially when you ready to sit down to eat supper.
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LMFAO!

Usually what I do when a telemarketer calls is this:

Telemarketer: "Hi, can I speak to Ms ----"

Me: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Whoop! Whoop! Whooop! RAWRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrr!"

Telemarketer: *silence*

Me: "Do you know what time it is?"

Telemarketer: "Well, uh, ma'am, uh,..."

Me: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"
*slams down phone*

I always do this - and they NEVER call back.
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As soon as I hear them say...

"Hi.. may I speak to ChKriSteen ( butchering my name.. ) V... v.. v... ee "

CLICK.
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LMFAO!

Usually what I do when a telemarketer calls is this:

Telemarketer: "Hi, can I speak to Ms ----"

Me: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Whoop! Whoop! Whooop! RAWRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrr!"

Telemarketer: *silence*

Me: "Do you know what time it is?"

Telemarketer: "Well, uh, ma'am, uh,..."

Me: "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!"
*slams down phone*

I always do this - and they NEVER call back.
OMC i am so going to do this next time! it sounds very cathartic.

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9:00 pm is illegal. Anything after 8:30 I believe. Sue them!

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Old 03-07-2002, 12:13 PM   #8
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OMC i am so going to do this next time! it sounds very cathartic.


Seriously, do it!

It's awesome to just scream into the phone.
They will think you're insane and might even hang up before you do!

You'll NEVER hear from them again!!!!
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Old 03-07-2002, 12:13 PM   #9
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No one has 9:30 pm telephone privileges with me unless I'm sleeping with them or unless it's an emergency.

Me: Are you aware that it's 9:30 pm?
Teleguy: Yes, I'm sorry, ma'am. I'll call back another time.
Me: No, please remove me from your list. Thank you. (hangs up)

I was really pissed and curt and then I freaked out because it was a local organization and I thought for all I know he could be whacko, I could have been the last straw of his day of people hanging up on him, and he could hunt me down. I guess that's kind of paranoid, though.
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Old 03-07-2002, 12:14 PM   #10
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When I'm crabby, I do one of two things:

~Blast techno music into the phone

~Say that the person they called for is dead

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9:00 pm is illegal. Anything after 8:30 I believe. Sue them!

It is?! I just thought it was unconscionably rude. I wouldn't sue, but I am going to look into it and write a letter to the organization since it's local and it might make a difference.
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Oh yeah...I liked doing this one too...

Telemarketer: Are you the lady of the house?

Me: No, I'm the man of the house. Is my voice feminine????

Hehe...it catches them offguard...


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I never get to upset with the telemarketer. These people are just trying to do a job and it's not their fault. I usually say no thank you to whatever they are trying to peddle and ask them to please remove me from the company's list.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH TELEMARKETERS

1. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.

2. If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "Why do you want to know?" Alternately, you can 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 car won't start..." When they try to get to the sell, just keep talking about your problems.

3. 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.

4. This works great if you are male: Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Judy and I'm with XYZ Company..." You: (Wait for a second) With a real husky voice ask, "What are you wearing?"

5. 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 terror as she tries to figure out where she could know you from.

6. Say "No", over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until they hang up.

7. 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?"

8. If the company cleans rugs, respond: "Can you get blood out? Can you get out GOAT blood? How about HUMAN blood?

9. Ask him/her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.

10. Tell the telemarketer that you work for the same company, they often can't sell to their fellow employees.

11. Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a telemarketer, set the receiver down, shout or scream "Oh my God!!!" and then hang-up.

12. Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask them if they will give you their HOME phone number, you will 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!" Hang up.

13. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.

14. Tell them it is dinner time, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.

15. Tell the telemarketer you are on "home incarceration" and ask if they could bring you some beer.

16. Tell the telemarketer, "Okay, I will listen to you. But I should probably tell you, I'm not wearing any clothes."

17. Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. "Come on Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's your momma?"

18. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up... louder... louder... louder...

19. Tell them to talk VERY SLOWLY, because you want to write DOWN EVERY WORD.

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Old 03-07-2002, 12:21 PM   #15
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I never get to upset with the telemarketer. These people are just trying to do a job and it's not their fault.
I do understand that...that's why I try to be polite, but if they catch me in a bad mood or when I'm waiting for an important phone call from somebody else...I have no sympathy...then my inner bitch comes out. *lol*


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