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Old 08-27-2007, 08:42 AM   #11
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agreed.

death threats? wow, some people need to get a life.

i usually don't say anything beyond hello. i didn't ask for their call, so i don't respond and just put the phone down.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:29 AM   #12
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It only takes a few seconds to say, "We're not interested, but thanks for calling." That's what I do. GB is right - hanging up on someone is rude, no matter who they are. Trying to justify it by saying you didn't ask for the call makes no sense. I don't ask for kids around the neighborhood to come by trying to sell me candy or candles, but I don't slam the door in their faces.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:32 AM   #13
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when did i say i slammed the door on kids, gg? please don't put words in my mouth.

i just turn the volume down on the tv and hide...

if they persist, i get out the garden hose.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:37 AM   #14
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So, GB, which recipes did you make from the cookbook??
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #15
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last night I made a stir fry recipe with a fried noodle cake that my wife is probably still talking about today. I also made a chicken pot pie recipe that was done in a skillet. Also a chicken broccoli and ziti skillet recipe and a chicken and rice dish.

All of the recipes took roughly 30 minutes and each one was fantastic.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #16
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when did i say i slammed the door on kids, gg? please don't put words in my mouth.
I didn't say you did that - I was comparing hanging up on a telemarketer without saying anything to slamming the door on someone; the kids just came to mind as the kind of unwanted soliciting I get most often.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:30 AM   #17
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I love ATK and Cook's Illustrated. I try to watch the show on Saturdays, but don't always make it. I am a "member" of their website though and you can get all of their recipes there. Their cookbooks are on my wishlist - I think I only have two of the ATK ones and the first 6-7 of the CI Best Recipe ones.


and as for telemarketers, I try to tell them that I'm not interested before hanging up. I remember once, I had to tell them five times and they still were trying to get me to buy whatever... I usually don't go past two times now before I hang up.
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Once you determine you aren't interested, the key is to stop listening. Say, "No, Thanks." and hang up. Don't listen for a pause in the conversation. They will keep talking to keep you on the line.
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You could have gotten the same deal through your local PBS station, and the purchase could have been tax deductable!
Caine, where can you purchase it through PBS? I'm looking on their website, but I can't find it anywhere under the "Shop PBS" section.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:50 AM   #20
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"fried noodle cake that my wife is probably still talking about today. I also made a chicken pot pie recipe that was done in a skillet. Also a chicken broccoli and ziti skillet recipe and a chicken and rice dish. "

They all sound like something I'd like to make. Thanks!!
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