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Old 02-28-2005, 09:23 AM   #1
 
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Things to say to a telemarketer

If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.

If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died . . . "

Say "No" over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until they hang up.
Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a Telemarketer, set the receiver down, scream, "OH MY GOD!" and then hang up.

Ask them to fax the information to you, and make up a number.

Tell the Telemarketer, "Okay, I'll listen to you. But I should probably tell you, I'm not wearing any clothes."

Tell them to talk very slowly, because you want to write every word down.

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Old 02-28-2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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I know that this post is meant as a joke. Some people take these suggestions seriously though. For those people, please remember that telemarketers are people too. They are someones son or daughter, mother or father, etc. They are not all scams and they are not all rude. Yes they call during dinner, but it is always someones dinnertime. Dinner is no longer just at 6:30pm. Some people eat at 4:30 and others at 11:oo. Many times these telemarketers are offering something that actually might help you are even save you tons of money. Please treat them as you would want to be treated. If you do not want to talk to them then let them know if a polite way and ask then to take you off the list and then hang up. Better yet, sign up for the national do not call list. If someone rang your doorbell you would never treat them the way most people treat telemarketers. Just something to think about.

signed a previous honest, polite, helpful telemarketer

(OK I am off my soapbox)
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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Re: Things to say to a telemarketer

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If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.

If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died . . . "

Say "No" over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until they hang up.
Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a Telemarketer, set the receiver down, scream, "OH MY GOD!" and then hang up.

Ask them to fax the information to you, and make up a number.

Tell the Telemarketer, "Okay, I'll listen to you. But I should probably tell you, I'm not wearing any clothes."

Tell them to talk very slowly, because you want to write every word down.
hehe,how funny :D ,do u actually do that???
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I would never have the courage to say somehting like that to some one. My friend sent me that this morning. I hope no one is offended. Im on the DO NOT CALL LIST.
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how do u do that? i wanna be on 'do not call list" too.
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I don't know how to post a link but you have to go to http://www.donotcall.gov/
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Ok never mind I guess I do know how. lol
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:17 AM   #8
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lol...... ok thanx honey.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:56 AM   #9
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Just for the record, I do find Nicoles post funny and long as it is taken the way she intended (as a joke). It is when people put these suggestions into practice that I stop finding it so funny. Sorry if I came across as a stuffed shirt
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