I mess with them as well.I pretend to scream at my wife and kids cuz Im on a real important phone call then I act real interested then I scream, you dont know me, you dont buy my baby pampers, then I threaten to find them and get them in their sleep if they ever call me agin.
I hate telemarkers. Theyre not making any real money doint it, so buy not buying or hanging up or just messing with them your encouraging them to get a better job.
I tell them I'm going to jail in the next week and I won't be needing their services...then I ask them if they want to know why...most don't want to know, but for the ones that do, I make up really evil stories!!
QUOTE(Dana @ Oct 28 2003, 08:30 PM)I have heard that they can't disconnect the line so if you put the phone down they have to sit there, but that sounds like an urban legend to me!
Yup, urban legend.
My battering average is about 80% with actually getting telemarketers to hang up on me. I make a fun game out of it. Yeah it sucks having to deal with these people, but it's part of owning a phone. Life actually did exist before phones were invented, I see this as a very small price to pay.
yeah I dumped my land line, didnt need it. no more phone, no more problem. cell phone only.
But otherwise they either here click or if i can, I'll hand it to my 3-4 yo niece or nephew. Thats my favorite cause you get to mess with the tm's and your helping the kids with their language and personality skills.
QUOTE(KezzerOne @ Oct 28 2003, 09:15 AM)About 30 seconds ago, I got a call from a telemarketer. I seriously did not let her get 5 words out of her mouth before I hung up on her. Is this rude? What do you guys do??
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!
When I want to buy their crap I'll call them. I wish more people would hang up on them. Then perhaps they will stop calling. I have been getting calls at home, at work, and even on my cell phone.
I usually just say, No thank you I'm no interested and hang up quickly before they can get a word in edge wise.
I think that's quite polite. Expecially after listening to my husband, who I almost think waits for them to call so he can mess with them. I've heard him tell them everything from "I'm sorry she can't talk right now she has my d*!k
in her mouth" to him tape recording a conversation when
the phone call was so important (from a telemarketer) that he goes biserk when his "wife" tries to interupt him
that he murders the family. Yet they still call. I cringe when the phone rings and he awnsers it by saying - So you say I'v won a free vaction?