What do you tell telemarketers?

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  1. FireGuy

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    What do you tell those who are trying to make a living? It's not their fault they're required to call you & your brother to conduct a survey..

    Today I got a call about TV programming, it started with how many cars I had, I said 12, then who cares for those cars, I said my 2mo old son (which I don't have a 2mo old) then what kind of pets I have.. I said 15 dogs, 2 alligators, 4 sheep, 6 frogs, & a wombat.

    I was then advised that the suvey was over.... I asked if they wanted to know what I liked to watch on TV, I was told that I have too many dogs.

    I said, I can tell you what my dogs like to watch...

    Apparently they didn't care..
     
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    I ask them what their company is called, then inform them that my number is ex-directory and I am going to report them to the telephone exchange abuse monitors. You won't believe how quickly they apologize and hang up!
     
  3. Bella

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    I have Caller ID, so if I don't recognize the number I don't answer it! :ugh
    I am also on the Do Not Call Registry too! :)
    ~Bella
     
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    if i answer i usually get suckered in to talk to them, i am too nice to just hang up on them, but like bella, i try to use my caller i.d. as a pre-emptive strike against those pesky telemarketers lol
     
  5. Joe

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    Speak up. I can't hear you.
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    Sorry, I still can't hear you.
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    Huh?
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    What?
    .....
    Who is this?
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    Can't hear ya.
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    Please speak louder.
    .....
    Huh?
     
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    Before they complete their first sentence...
    No thanks, click.
     
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    Having dated a telemarketer I say the exact same thing I used to say to him "Gawd you piss me off" *click*
     
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    Sounds like a great deal. Do you accept Food Stamps?
    Works every time.
     
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    I just say,
    Sorry I dont speak Spanish.

    Hiker
     
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    " Did you know you interrupted me having sex, this better be damn good ":yell
     
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    During election time I got a call from a person trying to get people to go to the polls. He said "I'm calling about the upcoming election" I responded by saying "How dare you call a total stranger asking about erections". He said "I didn't say erection, I said election" I said "You just said erection again you pervert" He suddenly hung up. :)
     
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    Someone on TV said to ask if you can call them back at home later
    when they say NO
    ask why
    When they say they dont want to be bothered at home
    say ME TOO and hang up
     
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    dont give them naymore info just tell them to send me the free business class tickets llol
     
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    I once told one that I was a small business owner and had a special offer for them too. Every time she'd try to get back to what she was selling, I'd interrupt by pitching my special offer. She finally gave up. I told her to please call back when she was ready for my services.
     
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    Hello?
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    How did you get my number? :yell
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    Then I hang up on them while they are talking. :lol
     
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    I have caller ID, and most of the telemarketing calls we get here are from call centres in India. When I see that magical word "OVERSEAS" on the phone around dinner time (bastards)... I just start speaking the little german I remember from school.

    They might speak english alright but it really stumps them when I crack out "Ich habe das Liebe in mein leder Hosen. Schpreckst du deutsche??"
     
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    Ask them if they would like to take out a life insurance policy ....( theres nothing they hate more then someone on the other end trying to sell them something hehe)



    Or

    This is daila pizza sorry we cant come to the phone right now, you currently on our waiting list, please hold..
     
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    I was reading this when the phone rang... I'm not making this up.
    It was a local charity and I told him there was no one home.
     
  19. Thorn

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    I tell them I moving to South America tomorrow!

    Or if they represent a home improvement service I tell them that I'm a contractor and I do that kind of stuff for a hell of a lot less than them.
     
  20. Puss_in_boots

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    I usually just say the phrase "sorry, I'm not interested" and hang up. I must admit that I like what someone suggested earlier about saying, "Sorry I don't have time to talk right now. Can I get your home phone number so I can call you back later on today?" Classic.