Nobody’s Email: How to Get Rid of Telephone Solicitors
Nobody Gets Email
During the elections, I about went bananas with all the republicans calling me asking for donations. And they make it sound like if you do NOT send in money, the country will explode right before our eyes, along with every single thing you’ve ever held dear…like pizza on Friday night.
I found these two helpful hints sort of fun, but if they don’t work, I have another solution that I use. When I get an annoying phone call…I sing as loud as I can:
“I’m just wild about Harry, and Harry’s wild about meeeeee..the heavenly blisses, from his kisses, keep me in ecstasy! He’s sweet just like chocolate candy, and just like honey from a beeeeee!!!
Oh I’m just wild about Harry, and HE“s just wild about, CANNOT live without, HE’s just wild about Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
And I usually hear the CLICK right after BEEEEE…..
Try it! It works for me…
(Thanks to Tom Beebe)
Tips for Handling Telemarketers: Three little words that work…”Hold On Please…”
(1) Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt. Then when you eventually hear the phone company’s “beep-beep-beep” tone, you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task. These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting.
(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end? This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone. This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a “real” sales person to call back and get someone at home. What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system anymore!
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