Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 21, 2018

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    Earthling Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I need that app RIGHT NOW

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    BE THIS GUY  about 4 years ago

    So is rat going to be charged with assault in the state he is in or the state that the telemarketer is in (assuming they are in different states)?Or is it a Federal crime?

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member about 4 years ago

    The App Store could never offer that app; the server demand would crash the California power grid.

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    Hopefully I can get that app for free!

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    knight1192a  about 4 years ago

    Sounds like a great app, until you realize they or their family, along with the company they work for, will turn around and sue you for everything you have. Best to just hang up on them right from the get go. Or better still, not pick up in the first place. Caller ID is a great thing.

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    B UTTONS  about 4 years ago

    I wonder if you’d be required to give advance notice:

    Your call is annoying, to better serve society, this call will self-destruct in 5 seconds. Please keep the phone close to your head to receive the ultimate effect.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 4 years ago

    You could charge a fortune for an app like that.

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    debra4life  about 4 years ago

    I usually just say, “I’m not interested. I’m hanging up. Have a nice day.” over top of them talking, then I hang up. They’re people, too, just trying to make a living. They’ve got to be really desperate to take a job as a telemarketer.

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    wiatr Premium Member about 4 years ago

    That would be an extremely popular app.

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    arye uygur  about 4 years ago

    I got tired of shaving my face everyday and called a company – I think it’s name was “No Hair” – after speaking to the rep I realized this product was not for me. I said “good bye” and hung up. A second later the rep actually called me back! I hung up several times and each time he called me back.

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    Display  about 4 years ago

    I’m going to change my voicemail answering message to a recording of the modem noise you used to get with a dial up connection.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I so wish that kind of an app existed

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    mail2jbl  about 4 years ago

    I want that app! I want to explode not only telemarketers but also all the robo-calls I get too!

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I’ve actually thought of this. But for scammers, not telemarketers. I pity telemarketers. It’s their boss who should be blown up.

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    dwane.scoty1  about 4 years ago

    Why answer any unknown #! That’s what Caller ID is for!!

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    sarah413 Premium Member about 4 years ago

    No more phone calls, please. We have a winner.

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    James Wolfenstein  about 4 years ago

    Where is it?? Where is it?? I can’t find it in the Playstore!!!! Please!!!!!! I NEED THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    clancy.4233  about 4 years ago

    A ref’s whistle does the job!!!

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    Reader  about 4 years ago

    Just in case they didn’t hate the job enough already….

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    joefearsnothing  about 4 years ago

    I love my my app! You will too! The only thing they can’t block is calls from charitable organizations!

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    smgray  about 4 years ago

    So why can’t phone companies come up with a way to stop all spoofing? That way we will know who is calling and can report the company.

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    tripwire45  about 4 years ago

    I wish.

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    vtdba  about 4 years ago

    Seriously, why not an app that would quietly just do a reverse lookup of the calling number and use it to call forward/transfer your incoming call to that number so their phone will beep that they have a call pending. For 99 cents it would also just hang up for you.

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    Queen of America Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I’m usually at the table sewing and have my music on fairly loud. I just put the phone up to the speakers and they get an earful of Vince Gill, Linda Rae, Dwighty Yoakum, Mark Chetsnut, Waylon or a dozen others.

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    joefearsnothing  about 4 years ago

    My experience with Nomorobo has been great! The numbers that I have reported can call back but after one ring they are automatically cut off!

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    SomeOtherGocomicsGuy  about 4 years ago

    Scam Likely is going to lose their scammers….

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 4 years ago

    “Neighbor spamming” makes me a tad upset. If you’re not familiar, that’s when technology allows the caller to disguise his number, making it appear to be the same area code and exchange as yours. Psychologically makes you more likely to answer. I answer them with the greeting, “Kansas City Police, how can I help you?” Works every time…

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    the lost wizard  about 4 years ago

    This would be very useful against the caller from Windows technical support.

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    Perkycat  about 4 years ago

    I thought it was ridiculous when my caller Id said I was getting a call from ‘Invalid Number’, but then I got two calls from ‘Illegal Scam’ – at least they were truthful. No, I didn’t answer any of them.

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    jessie d. Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Mouse will be exploding a machine that makes all those calls. No humans allowed.

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    Spiny Norman Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I have been known to pick up the phone and say hello…..hello…..I can’t hear you….hello? Sometimes I get them to hang up.

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    Ken8338 Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I set my default ring tone to “silent” and assigned an audible ring tone to everyone in my contact list. I never even hear the robocall or telemarketers or scam folks call. If the call is important they can leave a message, but they rarely do.

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    SUBWAY 13  about 4 years ago

    Rat should have transferred him to Lenny!

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    ajakimber425  about 4 years ago

    Where can we get one of those?

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    mobile  about 4 years ago

    Answer an unknown caller with: “You have reached the local office of the FBI. Stay on the line for the next available Agent. Your wait time is approximately 15 minutes.”

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    cactusjack99 Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I seriously WANT THAT AP!!!

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    Kind&Kinder  about 4 years ago

    Telemarketers are people like us who have made a poor vocational choice (maybe the only one available?). I try to be kind but quick to escape.

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    falcon_370f  about 4 years ago

    Where can I get that app?

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    WCraft Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Until they actually invent that app, I’ll just have to keep the air-horn handy.

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    Sisyphos  about 4 years ago

    I hang up as soon as I recognize that it’s a robot-call of any sort. But an app like that would really be so much more fun!

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  41. Cathy aack Premium Member about 4 years ago

    If only….

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    57BelAir  about 4 years ago

    Where can I get that??? Oh I see…I don’t know how to become a cartoon.

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    KevinKreiss  almost 4 years ago

    I only answer the phone when I want.No reason to be a slave to your phone.Leave a message. I’ll return your call.

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