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Thread: Fun with telemarketers

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    Fun with telemarketers

    Even though we are on the "do not call" list we still get the credit card calls.
    The other day I decided to have some fun.

    Phone rings, I pick it up and say, "Hello"
    A recording comes on and a woman says, "Hello, we are calling you today to let you know that you can lower your credit card interest . . . blah . . . blah . . . .blah. . . press 1 now to speak to one of our representative."
    I pressed 1
    A man comes on:"Hello, my name is Mark. Does your household have over $3000 in credit card debt?"
    I said, "What?"
    He said, "Do you have over $3000 in credit card debt?"
    I said, "Whaaat? I can't hear you."
    He said, "DO YOU HAVE OVER $3000 IN CREDIT CARD DEBT?"
    I said, "3000 calico cats? No I don't have any cats of any kind, I'm allergic. Why would anyone have..."
    click, he hung up on me. Rather rude, I'd say, after all, I was just getting started......
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    cute, lol!!!

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    ROFL!! A woman after my own heart!! That was perfect!
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    LMAO! Too good!
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    Maybe that will work for those political robo calls I am beginning to receive.

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    Good for you! A blow for all of us.

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    That is a good one. Another one is tell them to "hold on a minute" Then put the phone down and walk away.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    DH answers in a made up "foreign" language - complete jibberish. They don't last long.

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    I've told them that they have to talk to the dog...she makes all the decisions. I don't understand why...but they hang up.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    My hubby asks if he can call them back later, preferably when they are home & eating dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieD View Post
    Maybe that will work for those political robo calls I am beginning to receive.
    "Beginning to recieve"? I live in WI & this year we've had an election every other week (it sems like) so it's been all robo-calls all the time around here for months. I've just quit even rushing to see who's calling.
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    Love it!!!
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    OMG. I love it. Will have to answer the next unwanted telemarketer call!
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    When someone calls me asking for $ donations I tell them 'I'm not working right now' (the truth, no need to confess I'm retired) then I say 'who's goning to me me some money to give to you'? They hang up right away!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    thanks for all the great lines now , i can use them the next time they call me. thats great.

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    Maybe they should all go on the dole vs working for a living. Thoughts??? I just quietly hang up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Maybe they should all go on the dole vs working for a living. Thoughts??? I just quietly hang up.
    Sandy
    I don't care if they are working or not. I didn't ask them to call me.
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    Thank goodness for call ID!-but if my husband gets one and it's for me, he says "Oh,she's dead". Gets them every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnlmom View Post
    Thank goodness for call ID!-but if my husband gets one and it's for me, he says "Oh,she's dead". Gets them every time.
    My Dad used to do that to telemarkers too, only my mom really had died. They would ask for her and Dad would tell them she doesn't live here anymore. TM: Can you give me her new address?? DAD: No, cause I'm not real sure where she is. TM: Do you have anyway to contact her? Dad: No, but I sure wish I could, if you will leave me your phone number I will contact you as soon as I hear from her, she died about 6 months ago. CLICK on the other end, he looked at me laughing and said works every time. Just cracked me up!!

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    Bwahahaha! LMAO!

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    THats a great idea! I may have to use that one!
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    I can see I haven't been very creative. I usually just hang up on them. I think I'll try some of these ideas and maybe get a laugh or two out of it.

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    LOL Oh you got him so good!

    I did to once, told him from the get go I was not buy, then let do his whole speal, 20 minutes later he asks for my cc info, told him no. Boy he was p****. I told him again I said at the beginning I was not buying. When will they learn..
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Many years ago I received one for new siding and windows. I just went into fake crying and said my husband left me, I have all these children and have had to go on welfare. But my windows are drafty and the children are sick. Do they think welfare would pay for the new windows?

    They dont stay on the phone long after hearing that.
    Jean in MI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Maybe they should all go on the dole vs working for a living. Thoughts??? I just quietly hang up.
    Sandy
    Oh, life's to short NOT to indulge in a little fun w/TM's, especially after I usually break my neck running in to answer the phone!

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