Telemarketers..... - page 2
I was at home the other night in the middle of my dinner when the phone rang. ME: Hello. AT&T: Hello, this is AT&T .... ME: Is this AT&T? AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T ...... Read More
Mar 6, '03On another note years ago after just seperating from my husband and getting my own apartment and bills and such, one day the phone rings and this woman tells me that she needs to verify my age from having called their psychic line, I told her I didn't call any psychic, she insisted that I had, we argued back and forth that I hadn't and she told me that somebody from my phone number had and just needed to verify my age. I told her that the only other people in the house was a 5 year old, 3 year old and an 18 month old and I was fairly certain none of them had, she finally said "ma'am if you can just give me your driver's license number I can just verify your age and you can get off the phone" that's when I told her, "if you were a very good psychic line y'all would be able to tell ME my age"............... CLICK!
Mar 6, '03Very funny
I remember once before I got married, a telemarketer called and said they were working on a house down the street and calling to offer me a special discount...
I said, "You couldn't possibly be working on a house down the street because my entire street consists of apartment buildings!"
The telemarketer laughed really hard and apologized...
Mar 6, '03There's a comedian from Louisville, KY that has made a bunch of $$ from his recorded conversations with telemarketers. His name is Tom Mabe and he has a website where he sells his CDs. They are totally hilarious!
My favorite is one where a guy selling burial plots calls him and he starts crying and tells the telemarketer that he was just thinking of killing himself. He goes on and on about how much his life sucks and the telemarketer pretends to be sympathetic and then proceeds to ask him if he can hold off for a day so they can get the paperwork out to him and even asks for his credit card number!
There's another one where they call from the local carpet cleaner and he asks them if they can get blood out of the carpet because he's got it everywhere. He acts like a complete psycho and freaks out the kid calling so much that the supervisor ends up calling him back to see if he needs any "help." He tells her that he just cut himself shaving.:roll :chuckle :roll
Mar 6, '03My dad's favorite trick is to embroil them in a polite conversation about their local weather, then try to sell them random stuff. His "favorites" are custom polyester dog collars, greased paper windows, and day-of-the-week mousepads. They never want to buy. What's up with that?
Mar 6, '03That's beautiful, emily_mom!
I've have heard tom mabes stuff, Elenaster...he's great!:chuckle
When they call me and ask to speak to the lady of the house, my favorite response is, "You just did!" ...then, CLICK!