Skip to comments.How to Handle a Telemarketer (This is Hysterical)
Posted on 11/03/2007 9:16:26 PM PDT by Dallas
Oh boy.....tears are flowing down I can hardly type.....or even breathe
Thanks for that gem..yeeehawwwwwwwwww!
That guy’s great!
Thanks for the laugh!!!
That was the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time.
Where were you last night between the hours of 8 and 11 ping.
I’ve heard this before and it absolutely cracks me up every time. This time I’ve bookmarked it, thank goodness. Brilliant. I’m still snickering several minutes later. Gotta wonder how Mabe keeps from breaking up in the middle of it.
It don’t get no better than that.
That’s funny. My older brother if he has the time will go with the credit card people. “Well, I already have three credit cards but they’re maxed out. Can I still get your’s? I can! That’s great. Now....can I use that to buy anything? I can! Wow!! I saw a big screen T.V. that I would realy like, can I buy that? Cool!” Then he rips into them for giving such easy credit and helping put people further into debt, “I always pay cash”, etc. Of course the poor telemarketer is just trying to earn a buck too.
The great Bob and Tom - SO much better than the classless humor so common in radio shows today.
That is hilarious!
Whenever I get called by a telemarketer I say, “Hold on a second.” Then I just lay the phone down on the table and forget about it.
This was a great scene from “Boiler Room”:
Very funny..thanks for the chuckles.
The problem I can see in today’s society is that he could be sued for impersonating a police officer. (Though I never heard him actually claim to be an officer.)
I am a telemarketer, if you dont want to talk to us just hang up on us...we like it that way.
This is SO FRICKIN’ FUNNY! Thanks for sharing.
He’s a born actor! He should go into comedy!!!
Actually, if we want to talk to you, we will call you. Go ahead, wait by the phone.
A graveyard worker who tries to sleep during the day.
Don’t call me unsolicited. I like i that way.
I DIDN'T want to talk to you. You forced me to pick up the phone and say hi.
You need a new job, or else deal with the grief we give you.
We like it when you just don’t call us at all....
If we say were calling on behalf of your bank, than piss and moan to your bank because they are the ones who hire the companys who we work for to call you, they are the ones who sell our companys your information. There is no use bitching at some guy or girl that is making $8.00 an hour. Ask to be put on the Callers do not call list, you must say the word “list” just saying dont call me again wont work. If I were to put someone on the “do not call list” for simply telling me not to call them anymore, I would get written up.
Actually I do not piss and moan, but I do use other tactics. I do not care who you are representing. You called me, you interuppted me, you annoyed me. I do not buy ANYTHING from a phone call (or mailer for that matter) and I resent the facvt that you seem to think that just because it is your job, it’s ok. It’s not. I am on the Federal Do Not Call list, and yet I still get calls.
Besides, can’t you find a job that pays over $8 an hour?
choking on my beer hilarious!!!
lol...ain’t he a hoot.
So...just how well did you know Tom Mabe? :-)
Bump for later.
I presume you’ve had occasion to say to someone,
“I work at the cemetery digging graves. Why don’t you drop in some day?”
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i recently received a telemarketer call that was a recording.
i picked up, waited & pressed the # to receive more info.
i then hung up. a few seconds later the phone rings & i get another recording & prompt from the same #, only the message is the local jail asking me if i will accept charges for this call.
are inmates now being paid to telemarket ??!!
.....then I say "call me back on my other line"...."but let me have your number in case we get disconnected".....and I give the phone No. of a similar telemarketer from my list of annoying calls.
.....and Mrs. Spokeshave says....”I got an emmergency...I just dropped the baby”
Thanks. I’m still drying my eyes from this one.
So at 2:00 AM while at work I gathered a few friends from the shop floor in an office with a speaker phone and I called him back. Yes he was making his cold calls from home.
After waking him up I told him I had the time now to talk about insurance. We all had a good guffaw when he told me to get f***ed and slammed the phone down.
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Thanks for that! I had a roommate in college who used to do this sort of thing to telemarketers. This brought back some mighty fine memories....
I had a roommate in college who was great at this. One of the things he used to do was keep one of those freon horns close by the phone. Anytime he'd answer a telemarketer he'd get 'em talking, then let out a blast with the air horn right into the phone. Then, he'd say, "what the hell was that?" After a few seconds the telemarketer would go back into their blather and he'd give it another blast with the horn. Usually, it took 4-5 blasts before they got the message.
I really hate telemarketers. My home phone is unlisted and is never given out to anyone but family. I use my cell for any contacts that I might need. I'm on the national and state "do not call" lists, we've registered with the National Association of Telemarketers (or whatever they are called) on their do not call list, and with all that we still get a half dozen telemarketer calls every week. I pay for the phone access to my home and that makes it my property. I view telemarketing nonsense as trespassing and an invasion of privacy, not to mention a waste of time because, simply by virtue of you making an unsolicited call to me, you have removed any chance of me ever doing business with you. That's been my policy for over 20 years. You'd think they'd get the message, huh?
I haven't been successful at getting through to anyone who can do anything about this. So, since you are here on the forum, would you please stop calling? Thank you!
So am I. I see more and more calls from boiler rooms in Ontario. Also, "Charities" are exempt from the lists. If you ever give to one, the number hits the suckers lists.
The worst offenders are the so-called "Police and Fire" charities, where the locals might get a penny out of the Dollar. The local Police run warnings in the papers about them.
We have record low unemployment. There is no reason for anyone to be a telemarketer, and limited sympathy for them. Intruding into people's quality time will get you part of what you ask for. This includes suppertimes.
Exactly. It is not the fault of these poor guys and gals on the other end of the telephone. They are just people in a position where they don’t have much choice but take a job that is available.
I try to be gentle with them. I’ve been in situations where I had to take the job that was there.
Very, very funny!
At the office, we used to double team 'em...a call would come in, John would answer and the telemarketer for office supplies would ask for the serial number on the copier; John would ask them to hold on while he got it.
I'd give it a full minute and then pick up asking if they'd been helped, and they'd say John was helping them.
I'd tell them John was at the library, and they'd be stunned, saying they thought he was getting the serial number.
At that point I'd break it to the caller that we used the library's equipment.