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Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 28, 2017 10:34AM
Hi everyone,

Gotta admit... Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun. Just got off the phone with one from a so-called authorized company representing National Grid. Quickly thanked him for his call and said my company wasn't interested and to put us on the "do not call" list. He kept talking.

So, I held the phone receiver by a vacuum and hit the on button. After a second, I asked the rep, "What were you saying? I couldn't hear you."

He said he was trying to save us something or another. I don't know what exactly because I put the phone by the vacuum again.

The last thing I heard sound very much like a two word colorful metaphor that started with F and ended with You.

I thanked him again and hung up.

My office staff were falling out of their seats laughing.

Definitely one of the highlights of my morning.

Robert
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Pam
Date: June 28, 2017 10:48AM
Lol! I sometimes screw with them. Unfortunately many are turning to auto messages so there's no one to taunt.
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 28, 2017 10:49AM
....this should be like how you treat an ex [ that you broke up with ]....any contact offers hope......no contact is best..........why torture someone who though annoying, really only trying to do their job......don't diss the people....diss the telemarketing company.....



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2017 11:05AM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: billb
Date: June 28, 2017 11:15AM
My heart bleeds purple panther piss for the special kind of person it takes who hires on the "telemarketing company" for no other express purpose but to extort money out of victims.



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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 28, 2017 11:16AM
I never answer a call unless I recognize the number.

Even local numbers tend to be BS calls these days.

(I understand that you have to answer your business phone, though)
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: June 28, 2017 11:24AM
The idea is you're trying to make it unproductive fir the telemarketing company by engaging the employee for such a long time.
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 28, 2017 11:26AM
Newton,

I only torture those who don't understand the concept of "not interested, put us on the do not call list." I give each telemarketer one chance to take my response at face value. Just one. And, I'm very polite about it. If the person keeps pushing his/her agenda, I treat him/her accordingly. Vacuuming pushy telemarketers who've blown their chance is just my most recent method of dealing with them. Definitely one of the funniest!

Robert
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 28, 2017 11:28AM
Carnos,

if I have time on my hands, I definitely make the call _very_ unproductive. It all depends on the time, circumstances and whether or not the caller is obnoxious. gotta say, though, some telemarketers are actually very polite and cool about their job. I never torture the ones who are like that!

Robert
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 28, 2017 11:31AM
My office staff were falling out of their seats laughing.

I think you discriminate your warehouse staff. Those guys don't get any entertainment sad smiley
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: June 28, 2017 11:45AM
Space,

Oh, they get their entertainment! Trust me on that! Yesterday, I had a pushy telemarketer who got very obnoxious. I quietly stepped into the warehouse, told him to hold on for a sec. I didn't hit the hodl button. Just held the phone away from my mouth and yelled at the top lungs:

"Hey %#%@, do that again and I'll beat the living %^#%^ out of you and fire you afterwards!"

I went back to phone again and said in a polite, sweet voice, "Sorry 'bout that. Where were we?"

The telemarketer said, "I'll call back later", hung up and never called back.

Robert
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 28, 2017 12:08PM
Heh.... They are all robocalls these days. Some perky young female voice that sounds like a Cheerleader In Training....

"Hi ! This is ... perky female voice.... and I'm calling you because "
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Fritz
Date: June 28, 2017 07:20PM
when I was feeling an absolute 5h1t, I use to hook up a 3k oscillator to the phone with a QKT (dumb wired interface to a phone used in broadcast).
That was way better then a do not call list.
Now I'm lazy, caller ID with Ooma and the Pana phone.



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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: Altered Horizons
Date: June 28, 2017 10:59PM
From the robocaller thread over on MacinTouch:

Revenge on a Tech Support Scam - Call Flooder

NSFW: language.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2017 11:03PM by Altered Horizons.
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Re: Sometimes dealing with telemarketers is fun!
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 29, 2017 08:52PM
....tele......to my heart.....tell me I'm the only one.......



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