Loose Parts by Dave Blazek

Loose Parts

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  1. fear-ciuil

    fear-ciuil said, almost 5 years ago


  2. teddyr

    teddyr said, almost 5 years ago

    My ploy is to kepp interrupting them and telling them to please hang on. After about 10-15 min. of this, I ask them, “Now tell me, how many people could you have called if you hadn’t been interrupting my day?” Usually followed by a resounding CLICK!

  3. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, almost 5 years ago

    Brilliant idea! I usually speak back to the telemarketers in Spanish, and when a Spanish-speaking marketer comes on I switch to Catalan (the little I know).

  4. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 5 years ago

    It was nice when my only listed number was my modem line back in the pre-DSL days.

  5. Kadedee

    Kadedee said, almost 5 years ago

    That is funny, because I start speaking in French. Bonjour! Qui est? Comment vas tu?Same thing, they hang up. LOL

  6. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 5 years ago

    I pretend I like the product, and when they ask me for the credit card #, I hang up right in the middle. They call right back, of course, and I pretend it’s a completely different house, and again I pretend I like the product, and when I give my credit card #, again I hang up in the middle.
    So far, they’ve called back 4 times before getting the prank.

  7. rhmaustin

    rhmaustin said, almost 5 years ago

    I take a direct approach — (in a nice, friendly voice) “Hello, thank you for calling, but I’ not interested. Goodbye.” But I also liked Seinfeld’s approach, when he asked for the caller’s home phone number and promised he’d call him/her back there late in the evening..

  8. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, almost 5 years ago

    Similar to Teddyr, I just ask them to hold on one second, set the phone down, and go about my day. About 10 minutes later I go back to the phone and hang it up. Minimal effort on my part required.

  9. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, almost 5 years ago

    There are a lot of ways to deal with TMs. The original ones above, foreign language, please hold, are kind of funny. To curse someone or burst their eardrum and LOL about it though just seems cruel. If they are working to support their families, what makes them, as the one who cannot spell the word “off” said, useless schmuck? I know they can be a pain at times, but c’mon, if you prick them, do they not bleed?
    No need to dehumanize them.

  10. Number Six

    Number Six said, almost 5 years ago

    @The J.A.M.


    A creditor was pestering me for a payment and started reciting a looong reference number. As they spoke each letter and number I’d repeat it (as you do)

    About two minutes into this tedium I interrupted the creditor by saying…

    “It’s no good – I’ll have to get a pen!”

  11. 2catsintheyard

    2catsintheyard said, almost 5 years ago


    Great comment!

  12. marcusliviusdrusus

    marcusliviusdrusus said, almost 5 years ago

    @kadedee That is pretty funny. I use German myself with telephone marketers in the States. Here (in Germany) I use English, but it doesn’t always work so well—a lot of the marketers will give it the old college try. By the way, have you read the responses on GT today?

  13. Doug Dash

    Doug Dash said, almost 5 years ago

    I use the national do not call listing. I warn them when they call, and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. I put one re-finance company out of business for daring me to do something. They lost.

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