So I work in a cubical environment. I listen to the phone conversations of my neighbor because he talks particularly loud. The phone rings, he answers it.
> No, I'm not interested, take me off your list.
> 2 minutes later after being hassled and coaxed to stay on the line
> No, I'm not interested, I don't want the magazine, take me off your list.
Ok, so that was annoying for him. Glad it's not me.
A few minutes later my phone rings.
Them: Hi, this is bla bla bla, would you like a free technical magazine for a year?
Me: I'm sorry I'm not interested.
Them: Oh may I ask why not?
Me: Because I just got diagnosed with Cancer and I only have about a Month to live.
Them: [completely new tone] Uhh.. Er... I'm Soo Sorry. Goodbye <click>
Rather than me having to hang up on them, they hung up on me! I think I really frazzled that lady too. I felt kinda bad afterwards. Maybe she'll get a better job anyway and it will be for the best.
It was really effective at ending the conversation. What are they going to say? Wouldn't you like to take this magazine to the grave with you?
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true story how i have fun with telemarketers. simple 3 steps and so far it works. My friends started doing it so I think everyone should know.
1. telemarketer calls you offering crap like usual. They usually do a blah blah...
2. Only say this and this only, " do you like whip cream licked out of your ***?"
3. they hang up.
optional 4. every once in a while they say, "what?" Then repeat #2.
serious this does work and its kind of fun.
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havent had one say yes, they always hangup.
I just hang up.
Got better things to do with my time.
I used to be polite and listen to them talk for a while and then politely excuse myself. But I realized there was nothing polite about what they were doing (unsolicited invasion into my home), so why shouldn't I return the "courtesy"? All they get is a "click" on the line now.
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Just put your number in www.donotcall.gov and if you still get a call, you can report it on that site. I used to just let them talk as long as they want while I'm doing whatever, and when there's a pause after the whole 5-10 minute speech I just ask them to repeat the whole thing. They usually don't repeat it more than once though.
I used to act like it was a phone sex call.
Them: Would you be interested in ...
Me: Oh yes, baby.
Them: Umm... It includes [...]
Me (as they are talking): Daddy likes!...moan...Oh yes!...say that part again!
Me: Hang on, let me get my pants off.
Me: What are you wearing?
Usually they hang up.