Ginger Meggs by Jason Chatfield

Ginger Meggs

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    And Calvin told the person on the other end that he needs to get a pen in order to jot down the message. He inflates a balloon, pops with a pin and yells that he’s been shot.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Just start talking religion at them, to get them to convert to yours. Which is some obscure weird one.

  3. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 3 years ago

    Another trick is to pretend you’re interested in what they’re selling, and then right when you start telling them your (fake) credit card number, hang up.
    Count how many times they try to call you back.

  4. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, over 3 years ago

    Unless they’re an outright scammer (claiming to be from Microsoft tech support, for example), I just say ‘Sorry, not interested’ and hang up. Most of them are just poor schmucks trying to make a living, and making their lives miserable isn’t going to do anything to change the company’s policies or affect anyone who has any control over you getting called.

  5. MochaJane

    MochaJane GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If they can waste my time, I can certainly waste theirs. Since I have started working from home and get the same calls over and over, it’s become a sport for me.

  6. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago

    The people who work for the call centres must be very desperate, if that’s the only job they can find. I have no problem making their lives even more miserable for a few moments, if it will get them to stop calling. The REALLY rude ones get a Fox 40 whistle in the ear. I think, however, that I’ll start offering to sell them custom earphones to reduce the discomfot of long hours in a dreary room with other drones chattering in the background. Make them noise-cancelling (an extra-cost option) to make the workplace even less dreary.

    Excuse me, but I have to go work on my sales pitch.

  7. Robert Tatro

    Robert Tatro said, over 3 years ago

    I tell all the callers I’m broke and then hang up.

  8. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 3 years ago

    @MochaJane

    If they can waste my time, I can certainly waste theirs. Since I have started working from home and get the same calls over and over, it’s become a sport for me.
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    I have caller ID that tells me when it’s a telemarketer without me picking up the receiver, so I can just let it ring.

  9. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    !

  10. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I gotta remember this!

  11. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Saskfan

    Yep, it’s a suck ass job that nobody wants. What I find really funny, is the people who abuse a telemarketer are the same type of people who will tell someone who is out of work to “get a job”. Guess what people, this is the only kind of job people like that can get.

  12. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 3 years ago

    @mischugenah

    had one of those calls with an Indian sounding voice on the other end who tried telling ME that I had a virus. Sooo – I had to tell him that I have friends who work for Microsoft and that I do a good amount of network “stuff” myself and that it was impossible that I COULD have a virus and that he could attempt an anatomically impossible act of self copulation, and hung up. What I WANT to do is to get the phone company “line not in service” 3 tones and install it in the FRONT of answering machine message – THEN maybe even the “This is your third and final notice…” messages will go away (they are all computer generated – all I ever hear is “this is your..” and punch the “delete” button)

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