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    Atomic Punk Wolfman's Avatar
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    Top and I were talking about great ways to get rid of telemarketers on the phone today, so I thought we could start a thread about those hopeless bastards that annoy us at all hours. If you have a good story to share, or just a good suggestion for getting rid of the bastards, feel free to share. :group therapy: [img]graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]

    I had a call a couple years ago at my old house before my divorce for new house siding that went something like this :

    Annoying Bitch: We have a special on replacement siding..."

    Wolf: Uhh, we're not interested..

    Annoying Bitch: I understand, sir (Wolf: *yeah, right... ), if I could just have a minute of your time... (like I'm going to care if you're busy)

    Wolf: [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]

    Annoying Bitch: Do you feel that your home is in need of updating, sir?

    Wolf: We have no need for your services.

    Annoying Bitch: Surely you do sir..Is your home made with wood siding?

    Wolf: No.

    Annoying Bitch: Stone?

    Wolf: No.

    Annoying Bitch: Brick?

    Wolf: No. (Starting to enjjoy this...)

    Annoying Bitch: Oh, I see - is it already vinyl sided?

    Wolf: No. (*giggle*)

    Annoying Bitch: *pauses, stupefied*

    Wolf: * suppressing laughter, although irritated to the max*

    Annoying Bitch: I don't understand, what is your house made of?

    Wolf: It's made of FUCKING GINGERBREAD, LADY!!!! [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]

    Annoying Bitch: *Dead silence

    Wolf: *click*

    [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    Usually I just hang up on them, but some days I feel a bit more vicious. I don't have any qualms about treating them like shit.

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    Donor

    Hee hee, cute story, Wolfman!

    My dad usually just *gently* sets the phone down and lets the person drone on and on as he goes back to watching his game!
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    wolf that was fuckin great man! LMAO. i about choked on my cookies there..ha!

    i'm gonna print that for my dad to read, he'll get a charge outta that one.

    you should send that into reader's digest. might win ya some money!

    JMJ
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    "The links just look a little better with JMJ. Always has, always will." -Hurricane Halen 2/24/10

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    Haven't talked to a telemarketer in years........since we got Called ID.

    If it says "Unknown Name"........I let it ring thru to the answering machine.

    Sometimes I'll just pick it up and hang up immediately.
    Actually I think most of us are Dave, Sam, and Mike fans. There's just a small group of people who have strange allegiances and like to get into petty pissing contests that I can't believe everyone on this site isn't bored of. - Brett

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    Troll Telemarketer: "Sir, may we have a minute of your time to ......"

    BBB: "May I have your home phone number please?"

    Troll Telemarketer: "Why would you need that sir?"

    BBB: "So I can call YOU up at this hour on your day off and interrupt YOUR fuckin' dinner!"

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    i like the complete research those places do...i rent, but i get countless offers for siding, windows, home equity loans...

    after talking on the phone all day (not telemarketing, all incoming calls), the last thing i do is come home and answer the phone...most of the time i turn the computer on so it ties up the line and i get no calls...
    "is this a good show tonight, or fuckin' what?" - DLR, Montreal, 11/10/07

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    I had a lady from the local newspaper call me once and I told her that I wanted her to take me off her list. I wasn't interested.

    Next month: Almost exactly 30 days later: Different lady, same company. I reminded her that last month I told them to take me off the list. (My state has a law that says if you ask to be taken off the list, they cannot call you again legally.)

    Fast forward 30 more days. I get another call from the paper asking me if I wanted to subscribe. At wit's end, I finally said, "Look, I told you people three months ago to take me off your list. DO I HAVE TO CALL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND REPORT YOU?!!! I AM HERE AT HOME TRYING TO GET SOME WORK DONE AND I REPEATEDLY HAVE TO STOP WHAT I'M DOING TO ANSWER CALLS FROM ANNOYING PEOPLE LIKE YOU. WHY DON'T YOU FIND A LINE OF WORK THAT DOESN'T PISS OTHER PEOPLE OFF?"
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    Wisconsin just created this state-wide "no-call" list that residents can put their phone numbers on...

    Wisconsin's "No Call"

    Thank you! Finally the government does something to make my life easier! Get rid of those telemarketers!!! Woo hoo!!!


 

 

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