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Bloody Telemarketers...

Postby Sweeney » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:25 pm

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It's bad enough getting telemarketers calling all the time.... now I've automated computer telemarketing calls with recorded messages and telling you to press numbers for more information.

To bad they don't have a 'Press 4 to tell us to fuck off'' option. :evil:
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Postby Laura » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:44 pm

I heard a rumor that if you get an airhorn and honk it into the phone when the voicemail asks for a particular number, it'll screw up the voicemail.

Probably untrue but I bet it's still pretty satisfying.

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Postby The Mighty Geek » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:56 pm

Laura wrote:I heard a rumor that if you get an airhorn and honk it into the phone when the voicemail asks for a particular number, it'll screw up the voicemail.

Probably untrue but I bet it's still pretty satisfying.

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I'd only want to do that if it were a live person... :twisted:
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Postby Sweeney » Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:23 pm

The Mighty Geek wrote:
I'd only want to do that if it were a live person... :twisted:

I'm with you on that. Not to mention, being able annoy my neighbors and upset my landlord. It's a HAT TRICK!

Time to google air-horns :twisted:

The only thing I miss about those old rotary dial phones is the satisfying Ka-Wang! sound of slamming the phone down on telemarketers.

I can't do the same thing with my cordless phone... all I end up with is a cordless paperweight. :cry:
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Postby Sixter » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:11 pm

Just saw an episode of Becker the other night (the things you watch when all you have is rabbit ears) where everyone asked him about the boater's air horn he was carrying around with him. Finally at the end, he gets a call from a telemarketer, and he blows it into the phone. Hilarious. Just go to a boating supply store and they should have the boater's air horn. Shouldn't be hard to find at all, unless Canada has some messed up regulations with reguards to them. I am getting pissed that they are leaving me recorded messages on my voice mail. "Hello, sorry we missed you. My name is Mark Sanchez, and I would like to help you refinance your home..." Message has been deleted.
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Postby Stephanie » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:47 pm

What's worse is collectors calling your house for over two fickin' years looking for someone that doesn't live with you and you don't even know who the crap he is.

I'm hoping i got rid of them finally. I was angry lots.
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Postby monkeybutter » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:51 pm

Stephanie wrote:What's worse is collectors calling your house for over two fickin' years looking for someone that doesn't live with you and you don't even know who the crap he is.


just say "yeah, hang on I'll go get him" then set the phone down and go back to watching TV.

alternately: "yeah, speaking."

I would occasionally accept pizza orders when people would dial my number accidentally.
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Postby Zombie Dave McCaig » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:58 pm

monkeybutter wrote:I would occasionally accept pizza orders when people would dial my number accidentally.


When I was living in LA I'd occasionally get calls from people looking for some guy named Toby. He must have been some kind of Hollywood somebody (not Toby Maguire though), because I once got a message from James Gandolfini (Sopranos) looking for him.

I should have just started answering the phone as Toby and talked my way into happening parties, premieres etc. "Yeah, I'll come to your stupid party. Better put my friend Dave on the list, he's coming too."

Back on topic: Telemarketers suck. Just be glad you're not in the states Sweeney, you'd be getting 10 of those calls per day.
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Postby Thor Badendyck » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:57 am

I'm on Big Brother's "do not call list", so I only get the occasional charity calling. Not too bad. National Do Not Call Registry for the USA folks.

The Mighty Geek wrote:I'd only want to do that if it were a live person... :twisted:


No. That's not cool. They're just some poor schlep who got the best job they could find to pay the bills. The job being to sit on the phone all day and alternately get hung up on, and treated rudely while they have to be nice.

It's not the peons you're mad at, it's the pissers who made that system, and the suckers who make telemarketing profitable enough to keep them doing it. :roll:

Monkeybutter got it right. Three words:

"Hold on, please."

The peons still get paid, and the pissers just lose money.
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Postby Rob S. » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:30 pm

get a cell phone for a home phone.

I've gotten one solicitor call in 4 years.
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Postby Dean Welsh » Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:31 pm

I used to have a phone number that was one off from a Dr. Wang. There were so many times I answered and said (in a smooth operator type voice)... Why yes, yes this is Dr. Wang.... then when they started giving me medical info or tried to book an apointment. I'd say OH! You must want Dr. TONY Wang. that's 604 not 603.

Monkeybutter: Hold on please works really well for humans... but the one callin' steph is a machine.

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Postby DCJosh » Sat Aug 19, 2006 3:26 pm

Zombie Dave McCaig wrote:
I should have just started answering the phone as Toby and talked my way into happening parties, premieres etc. "Yeah, I'll come to your stupid party. Better put my friend Dave on the list, he's coming too."



lol

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