Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 8 hours ago

    Does Calvin actually consider himself civil?

  2. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, about 8 hours ago

    And did it ever occur to you, Mom, that that poor sales rep is only trying to do his or her job and would be written up and eventually fired if he or she took your first “no” for an answer? Sales reps are required to make at least two strong efforts before accepting “no” — and they’re not allowed to terminate the call unless they’re being subjected to verbal abuse and profanity. Maybe if you did a bit of the hell that is telemarketing for a while, you’d understand and learn to be a little more patient and polite when they call trying to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads the only way they can.

  3. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    @legaleagle48

    Get a Real job !!!

  4. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 7 hours ago

    @legaleagle48

    I try to be polite as possible. As a last resort I say, “I’m not interested,” and end the call.

  5. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, about 7 hours ago

    Just hang up. Or set the phone on the table and walk away. Let them talk, it’s on their dime. You don’t have to listen.

  6. Prof's hubbie

    Prof's hubbie said, about 7 hours ago

    Living in France, all my telemarketing calls are in French…
    I patiently wait for them to finish their initial pitch, then in perfect French, I explain that I don’t understand a word of French and could they repeat their pitch, in English. There’s always a strangled gasp at the other, an apology for not speaking English, and they hang-up, never to call me again.
    My telemarketing calls have dropped from around 8-10 a week, to 1-2 a month…

  7. Liverlips McCracken

    Liverlips McCracken GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @legaleagle48

    I don’t take notes on who argues for which opinions on GC, but I do know that I have read comments along the lines of yours in the past. It should be obvious to you by now that virtually everyone else considers these calls a nuisance. Hence the NATIONAL do-not-call list that, it seems, many telemarketers ignore. Not to mention the plethora of state-by-state efforts to limit them. The fact that everyone needs to put food on the table and a roof over their head does not obligate everyone else to actively assist in that endeavor, a nuance that clearly eludes you. Your argument could as easily be advanced to justify burglary, robbery, drug dealing, shoplifting, or any number of non-violent crimes. There is no duty to buy from any salesperson who wishes to sell you something, even when the prospective customer has initiated the attempt by visiting or otherwise contacting the merchant. In the case of unsolicited telemarketing calls, there is no obligation on the consumer’s part to even be polite, let alone buy.

  8. Liverlips McCracken

    Liverlips McCracken GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    As I recall, Calvin has effectively dealt with telemarketers in the past, even without profanity. Plus, I find it hard to believe that a 6 year old doesn’t know any swear words. He may not know ALL of them, or even the “best” ones, but I’ll wager he has a passing familiarity with a few.

  9. LeadingEdge

    LeadingEdge said, about 6 hours ago

    I’ve signed up in nomorobo.com and donotcall.gov (USA only), and have a voice messaging system with caller ID displayed on the TV. As a result, I don’t have a telemarketing problem anymore.

  10. LeadingEdge

    LeadingEdge said, about 6 hours ago

    Little does Calvin know, that was actually Dad making a sales pitch to Mom as to why their lives would be better if he bought his and hers Harley Davidson motorcycles.
    Calvin would ride in the side car.

  11. bluram

    bluram said, about 5 hours ago

    You think the sales pitches are bad now, just wait until next year when the ever annoying political calls are
    in full swing. Thats when you’ll learn how to just hang up or let the go to the answering machine first.

  12. phylum

    phylum said, about 5 hours ago

    thank you for the call and would you please #$% $%# $%&# up your #$! @#!% and %$# please….thankyou..and have a nice day….

  13. PixieJane

    PixieJane said, about 5 hours ago

    @legaleagle48

    Just because they follow some job requirements to be a jerk doesn’t make it okay to be a jerk, or that their behavior is therefore excusable. And before I got on the no-call list we couldn’t even sit down for a movie without being interrupted by their robocalls so that we’d have to unplug the phone (even now it’s not completely stopped). My sympathy is for Mom on this one, not the sales rep.

  14. benjie4

    benjie4 said, about 4 hours ago

    Do yourself, and the caller, a favor and just hang up quickly. It saves time for both of you.

  15. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 4 hours ago

    I’m so thankful for caller ID. Don’t recognize the name or number, let it go to voicemail. They almost never leave a message.
    .
    I do get more annoyed at those who fake the caller ID to some fake charity or innocent business a few hundred miles from me.
    .
    I laugh when the caller ID says I’m calling myself. That one, I think is the credit card phisher. Never leaves a message.

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