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LOVED the ending x]
"I`m not interested, thank you." hang up.
They send you an automated call, which is always silent on the other end, about 10 minutes before a real person calls you, probably to make sure you`re home.
But if they don`t do that, I usually just do something stupid like "Yeah, sure, let me just go turn off the stove *puts phone down on couch and watches TV*".
Occasionally, I`ll tell them "Uh, you might want to talk to my parents about that. They`re both at work right now" and they never call back. =P
I`m glad I wasn`t the only one who thought this, telemarketers aren`t going to be snarky to you when you refuse to cooperate, they`re going to hang up and move to the next call. I`ve never been a telemarketer though, so don`t take my word for it.
Ummm wow. I happen to work at a telemarketing place right now because its the best place to make money for college (which I`m in my third year of)and it`s one of the few places that will hire you to work for a seasonal position in this economy. In fact, most people I work with are college students just trying to make money for tuition and books. Just to let you know our company calls people only because they`ve filled out entry forms and initiated the whole thing. On a side note the phone in the video is the same exact one our whole phone room uses to call people. :D
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I have a variety of variations, my favorite of which is to carry on talking to whoever happens to be in the house with me at the time - about really inane things.
And before you flame me... I know that my hatred for, and treatment of, telemarketers is unjust. They are, after all, just stupid unskilled people who can`t get real jobs. But I`m just a cruel and callous person who doesn`t give a damn about their problems, and likes to amuse himself at their expense.
God, I love their reactions.
tele"salespitch"you"oh that sounds...NO! PUT DOWN THE KNIF*hang up*
Telemarketer fail! XD
My PMS is over now. I feeeel good.
You are also a moron....YES!
I`m a member of the TPS and if people ring you, you just tell them that and they hang up straight away. We had a massive problem with BT who refused to hang up all the time, so we told TPS to slap their wrist.
True, but when you get the same telemarketers calling you day after day even though you tell them to stop calling like I do... well, then it`s justified.
Ask for the telemarketer`s home phone number. They won`t give it to you, of course. Why not? Because they don`t want you to phone them at home. Hey! Something you both agree on! <hang up>
If person A said to me that they were a telemarketer and person B said to me that they crapped on people`s gardens for a living and I had to spend time with one of those people, I`d chose person B.
Then I found the TPS. Two days was all it took before the calls stopped. Absolutely stopped. I get the occasional call:
Telemarketer: <Starts scripted blurb.>Me: Excuse me. I am registered with the telephone preference service and you are not allowed to phone me.Telemarketer. Sorry. Goodbye.
All I get now are recorded calls from the USA, always from the USA. I live thousands of miles away. Why phone me? Why have their machine leave a message on my machine? Gits.
If you`re in the USA, call the TPS today.
That was brilliant.
Telemarketer: Hello there, would you be interested in our new deal?
You: No thanks, I`m not interested. Good day.
Telemarketer: Are you sure, because for a limited time we offer a--
You: I SAID GOOD DAY! *hang up*
I used it once, good way to brighten your day. :DD
Wow, your really psychic?
"Yes, how can Cleo help you today!"
"If you was psychic, you should have seen this coming, and not have called"*hang up*
There is a VERY great need for people to go and get an education so that Telemarketing companies don`t have as many employees. I happens to know that they hire retarded jerk offs because they won`t be able to get a new job.
Either that or the telemarketing company is based out of India. India is buying call center companies from USA and Canada which is why : XBox Tech Support Effing SUCKS!!!!!!!
sorry i had to ^-^
I was gonna say..Most of our telemarketers / call centers are in India too.
Though..we brits can register forThe telephone preference service
After that..if a company repeat calls (and you tell them your registered) they can get fines and you get compensated.
i reistered years ago..I never get any sales calls now. they are a HUGE pet hate of mine..And Aramil..I have no idea how they obtain your number in the sates but here in the UK they just pull it out of the phone directory...but not mine..bwa hahahah!
2.In Australia, you can register at donotcall and that makes it illegal for telemarkets to call your number ever again. And yes, donotcall DO prosecute if you receive a call after your number is registered.
3.Interesting legal point, they `just wanted to get that on record` that he was a moron. He should have then apologised and co-operated after that, and got as many credit cards as he could from them then spent every dollar of it. Having legally established on record that he was a moron, he would not be obliged to pay back any money since according to their own records now, he is legally incapable of entering into a contract and can`t be expected to pay it back.
SO saying "yes" to everything the telemarketer says next time. :`D
My cousin once told a telemarketer when she asked were her parents were that they were, :In the bedroom together... and I don`t think you want to disturb them..."
THAT was one hell of an awkward pause.
I told him I was having a heart attack and hung up...
I once told a telemarketer calling about phone service that I didn`t have a phone. He replied "Okay," and hung up. o_o
Didn`t expect the ending, though. Haha. Pretty clever.
We didn`t get your phone number from the tooth fairy. You gave it out at one point or another, and that story about someone buying it is crap. If you don`t want us calling you, don`t give out your number! Things just work a lot better if you either express genuine interest, or politely turn callers down.
The preceding is a point of view you may never hear from again.