Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
Don't believe everything you know. -- Bumper sticker
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
what is the purpose of that?
When I was having to take medical treatments for 2 hr every afternoon, I started a game of trying to see how long I could keep them on the line. It becomes interesting and challenging and I have continued to play this.
Brill, you can have a lot of fun with thatOriginally Posted by SGW
To teach some manners to people invading your home.Originally Posted by cm92
To keep them occupied so they are less able to invade other peoples homes.
To make them realize that this line of work is unproductive, unsatisfying, and unwelcome.
If you buy crap, be prepared to re-design and fix it.
dunno about unproductive ... companies have been using them for decades. Advertizing firms tend to use what works, if it didn't work, it wouldn't be used for long.
Just sayin ...
Go to http://www.youtube.com/ and check Tom Mabe. This one is especially good.
One of the more enjoyable requirements of being retired is to harass these people and waste their time.
I once had someone call and ask to speak with the office manager.
I told them "She is locked in the closet now, she has been a very, very naughty little girl."
Got about 10 seconds of silence and then a click.
Guaranteed not to rust, bust, collect dust, bend, chip, crack or peel
Stellar idea, thanks for the post. Can't wait for the next call
My girlfriend who is an excellent actress is prefectly capable of bawling hyterically on the phone when a telemarketer calls and saying through the sobs: "My husband is dead! What do I do?" I'm standing right there, listening, and in on the scam and it's frightening. I can't imagine what goes on in the minds of the telemarketer.
I take a very simple approach. When I get such calls, I simply state that in over 40 years of doing business, I have never once responded positively to a cold call.
If I get resistance, I recount the following experience:
Decades ago, I had a drop-in salesman try to sell me on the new "halon" fire extinguisher. I told him that I wasn't interested. He asked me if I would watch him demonstrate the product, and asked what i would do if I were impressed with it. I told him that I would call the local service we use and order it from them, NOT him.
He insisted in doing the demo, and when he was finished, I called Ace Fire Eauipment, and ordered a couple of extinguishers right while he stood there.
I'm less angry as I've gotten older, but. . .