Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. Veridian

    Veridian said, almost 2 years ago

    OHHHHH! I am SO gonna Use that one on the next unsuspecting Telemarketer who interupts my Marathon Dishonored session!

  2. LX013

    LX013 said, almost 2 years ago

    Fine side income!

  3. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, almost 2 years ago

    ….especially if it’s Calvin’s school principal.

  4. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, almost 2 years ago

    @Veridian

    Here, in France, I let the telemarketer begin his/her pitch, then in perfect French I explain that I don’t speak a word of French and could the re-begin, in English. I hear gulp, they hang up and never call back. My telemarketing calls have dropped from 3-4/day to less than one/month.

  5. ratlum

    ratlum said, almost 2 years ago

    Maybe you should have started at two bucks not five ?
    Just saying.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    We occasionally get telemarketing calls in various East Indian languages. Wonder why they waste their time with that? Hindi isn’t that common outside of San Jose or the Puget Sound.

  7. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever shared this anti-telemarketing ploy here but it works. You interrupt their speil by saying loudly, “Wait, wait—can I ask you a question?” They think it’s about the product so they say, “Sure, go ahead” and you reply in an intense voice, “Did you know Jesus Christ died for your sins?”

    Silence. Silence. Click.
    And they don’t call back.
    Works every time.

  8. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I think he’s just too cheap to shell out the cash.

  9. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 2 years ago

    Worst part is it was Dad calling…

  10. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    OK, you cutesy telemarketing haters, pray tell me who’s going to pay their bills and put food on their tables when they get fired for not making their sales quotas because of your cutesy anti-telemarketing acts? I did telemarketing for more years than I care to remember (because there was NO other work that I could get at the time), and it’s precisely because of jerks like you that I couldn’t succeed in those jobs and kept losing them. Excuse ME for trying to make a living!

  11. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 2 years ago

    You might argue that car thieves have a right to make a living too, and they do – just not by stealing cars. Telemarketers are just spammers over the phone.

  12. Doug Taylor

    Doug Taylor said, almost 2 years ago

    @legaleagle48

    HAHAHAHAHA CLUNK. (Me falling over laughing)

  13. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You ring my phone, dude, you get what you get. I don’t have a phone for the use of spammers. Like I don’t have a door for the use of the members of a certain fanatical “religious” organisation to knock on.

  14. Doug Taylor

    Doug Taylor said, almost 2 years ago

    Tom Mabe has the best solution for telemarketers.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7OgWcwgB50

  15. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Notsoastute

    Wrong. I’m a legal assistant, not a lawyer — and I have nothing to do with the ACLU, although I do believe that the Constitution is more than just a pretty piece of paper — as opposed to the Tea Partiers and far-right-wingers who have been using it as toilet paper for years.

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