Thursday, January 15, 2009

Top Ten Ways To Terrorize a Telemarketer!

Number 10:
When they ask, "How are you today?" -- tell them!Say something like... "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...."You get the idea.
Number 9:
If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.
Number 8:
Cry out in surprise, "Judy! Is that you? Oh, my goodness, Judy, how have you been?" Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of pause as she tries to figure out where the heck she could possibly know you from.
Number 7:
If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family and Friends plan, reply in as sinister a voice as you can,"I don't have any friends... would you be my friend?"
Number 6:
If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.
Number 5:
Tell the telemarketer you are on "home arrest"and ask if they could bring you a case of beer and some chips.
Number 4:
After the telemarketer gives their spiel, ask him/her to marry you. When they get all flustered, tell them that you could not just give your credit card number to a complete stranger.
Number 3:
Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask them if they will give you their home phone number so you can call them back. When the telemarketer explains that they cannot give out their home number, you say, "I guess you don't want anyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Now you know how I feel!"
Number 2:
Insist that the caller is really your buddy, Leon, playing a joke."Come on, Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's your momma?" And last but not least...
Number 1:
Tell them to talk v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, because you want to write every word of your conversation down.