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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

10 ways to stop all those irritating calls - Very easy and practical

Most of you might get those very often irritating calls from the Sales or Tele-Marketing folks - I just get too many of these. Here are 10 simple ways to stop them for good!!

1. After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you.

2. Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back.

3. Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.

4. Tell them it is breakfast/lunch/dinner time, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.

5. Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone to your five year old child.

6. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up...louder...louder...louder!

7. Tell them to speak very slowly because you want to write every word down.

8. If they start out with, "How are you today?", say "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems............"

9. Cry out in surprise, "Hey buddy, is that you? I've been hoping you'd call! How is the family?" When they insist they are not your buddy, tell them to stop joking.

10. Tell the A1 call center guy to call on your office number. - and give him the A2 call center number.


  1. Unknown said,

    Came across your blog through technorati.
    I really liked those technical posts on your blogs...Hope you stay focussed and do not digress from what your blog really is meant to do...

    on 3/12/2008 1:20 AM

  2. Anonymous said,

    None of these will work. They'll just call back.

    We need some bonafide examples that will work.

    on 3/12/2008 6:39 AM

  3. Manoj said,

    Nice humorous post. I have tried the following.

    A caller selling newspaper subscription called me and I tried selling him web publishing software :)

    on 3/19/2008 9:27 AM