If it's window sales....My hubby has been in windows for 30 years.
Etc, etc, etc..........
I have always suspected that most telemarketers were people trying to make a living. I tend to avoid the phone if I don’t recognize the phone number.
How is it that you claim to be the author of other folk’s videos?
Isn’t that something a stinking blogpimp would do?
Hell, even the links you so thoughtfully provided access the videos
through your blog, getting you a hit every time someone clicks it.
What exactly is your game, mister?
Here’s another way.
From the movie, “Boiler Room”
I no longer have a problem with them since getting rid of my land line but a few years ago I did.
As soon as they called Id tell them I wasnt interested, if they persisted Id keep them on the line as long as possible. For a telemarketer time is money.
What? No Seinfeld?
That’s even better than my sister-in-law’s approached. When they’d ask, “How are you today?” she’d tell them she had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. End of call.
Here is the best way:
You: “I’m sorry, my husband (wife) makes these decisions. Hang on and I’ll get him (her).
You: [Screaming] OSCAR ! OSCAR ! TELEPHONE!
You: Set the recever on the table and walk away, go about your business.
My way works better. I have Caller ID, and I don’t answer the phone unless it’s someone I want to speak to. I also block calls from nuisance callers.
“Are you the man of the house”
isn’t falsely representing yourself as a law enforcement officer a crime? (maybe felony?)
I always keep the salesdroid on the phone, asking questions and exploring options. . . and after 15-20 minutes of their time has been utterly wasted, I tell them that I just want to ask one more question to make sure their particular plastic fantastic meets all my needs.
Then I ask them. . .does it come with pickles ?? And they always come back with something along the line of “Sir, pickles have nothing to do with (insert product here). There are no pickles. . . “
To which I reply: “Well, if there are no pickles, I’m not interested. . . “. . . and hang up. . .
Mine is the best: “You can talk to the owner after we get that $50. You can do a credit card or paypal. Which will it be? Or just simply: Please give me your credit card number.
Years ago, where I worked, most calls were automatically routed to me.
One day I got a call wanting to sell me siding. I explained this was a company and we didn’t need siding. Then she tried to sell me siding for my own house. I already had siding and and didn’t need any.
A few seconds later another call for the same.
Then another, then another, then another. Then the Supervisor’s phone began ringing for the same reason. then another , and another, and another. Even unlisted numbers were coming in. It was 30 minutes of uninterrupted calls coming in. I was bout ready to curse out the next caller but I didn’t. It was the plant manger and he was bombarded with calls on his private company phone.
Meanwhile I’m still getting calls for the same.
Finally they ceased. We figured out that there was a “boiler room” somewhere full of people and they were calling all numbers in the telephone book and numbers inbetween ours and others.
Finally they passed us and went on to torment others.
I ask them for their name and and credit card info. When they ask why I tell them my time is valuable and I have to have something to charge it to. That usually ends the call.
I’ve heard it before but it’s still funny even after the 4th time.
I hang up the phone!
"Oh listen... Can you hold on just a sec? I'll be right back." Then put the phone down and hang it up later.