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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ChevyHuny, May 15, 2002.

  1. ChevyHuny

    ChevyHuny 1/2 ton status

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    I suppose some degree of commerce would grind to a halt if telephone solicitors weren't able to call people at home during the dinner hour. But that doesn't make it any more pleasant.

    Now Steve Rubenstein, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has

    proposed "Three Little Words" based on his brief experience in a

    telemarketing operation -- that would stop the nuisance for all time. The three little

    words are "Hold on, please."



    Saying this while putting down your phone and walking off instead of

    hanging up immediately -- would make each telemarketing call so

    time-consuming that boiler rooms would grind to a halt.



    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.



    This might be one of those articles you'll want to e-mail to your

    friends.

    Three little words that eliminate telephone soliciting: "Hold on, please
     
  2. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=blue> I just get rid of them with 2 words !
     
  3. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I like the ones where you pick up the phone and a recorded voice says "Please stand by and a reprosenative will be with you shortly" Yeah Right! CLICK
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have done that...the last time was 2 years ago and I haven't got more than two telephone solicitors call me since. I left the phone outside for half an hour and then quietly hung up.

    The only thing I did differently was I didn't tell them to "Hang on a minute"...I just put the phone down quietly and ignored it for half an hour./forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
  5. Pure Insanity

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    Or when they start their speel its only been a few seconds since you said Hello......just start w/ an answering machine message.

    Hello.
    Yes this is......
    You have reached 555-1234, were not able to get to the phone right now, please leave a message. BEEEEEP! HEHE!
     
  6. riz

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    <font color=blue> If I'm just sitting around with nothing to do, I'll let them go through their whole deal and at the last minute ...... pop their bubble !
     
  7. newyorkin

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    What, you mean you guys don't want your chimney swept, your carpet cleaned, or enrollment in the new visa rewards program?
     
  8. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i like the stone cold special /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    them: blah blah blah blah
    me: what?
    them: blah blah blah blah
    me: what?
    them: blah blah blah blah
    me: what?
    i keep doing this till they get mad and hang up lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. riz

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    <font color=blue>Oh, I'm doing that one next time !!
     
  10. Twiz

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    When ever I get the "call", and feel like playin'.

    I just continue doing what ever i was doing, when I firsted picked up the phone. Usualy:
    Streighting out some sheet metal, with a impact hammer.
     

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