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Partizan
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I am getting a flush of telephone sales hitting my line at the moment. I have designated these people as targets for my mind skills.

Everytime one calls me up I spend as much time as I can with them. They always put the phone down, never me.
You can feel free to use any persona and say anything to these people. The thing is, they speak to so many people everyday they are programmed to react to a common response. You can take advantage of this and put the person in a spin.

The funniest I came up with was for the electric people. "We can offer cheap leccy, you should change to us blah blah", "Look, I am watching Trisha (like Oprah), phone me back after its finished!".
They did Smile so I had the dude on the phone for 20 minutes telling him about my life (as a false character) and he never made the sale Smile but had a good story for his wife.
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Partizan
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I don't see why this thread was moved? It should belong in PFYT as it relates to matters of the mind!
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
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Lol.... I do somewhat concurr, but its up to the moderators to decide sometimes yeah?

That's an interesting tip actually. I do often have insurance agents calling me up. Actually though... those people are much more persistant and focus than I would like them to be. I had never had done as you suggested before though..... perhaps I should try it out someday.

May be they will think me a madman! I shall go like,

Me: Hello

SalesMan: Hello, is this Alex?

Me: Yes this is Alex, who's this?

SalesMan: This is ABC from XYZ Insurance company.

Me: Yes, I can see that now in my crystal ball....

SalesMan: Cystal ball??

Me: Sush! .... Man, you have issues! I see several concerns in areas of finance and relationships.

SalesMan: what da....

Me: But I charge a normal fee of $20 per question. What is it you wish to inquire?

SalesMan: No no, I'm from XYZ insurance company, are you covered?

Me: Yes.... I see the answer..... yes... I am covered. That will be $20, what is your next question?
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Guys, if you have a problem then call an hassle the company.

People calling are just trying to earn a living and need to get through a set number of calls a day and you hassling them doesn't help out.

I take it you guys have never had to take a job like that, but getting hassled with just because you took a legit job sucks and isn't very nice.

Hassling the poor people that work at the place isn't going to change policy or make them stop calling.

If you don't like it get on a do no call list or complain to the company itself, don't &%*(#@%& around with the people that are just doing their job.
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Alex...that was CHOICE!!!!!!!!! hahahaha.


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My best ever, and I firmly believe in harrasing telephone sales perople, was when a woman called to sell me credit card protection. It would cover me if I was laid-off, fired, injured or unable to fulfill my on the job duties. I asked her if it would cover me if I was incarcerated. She did not know what that word meant. She put on hold and checked with her supervisor. She came back in very icey tones informed me that it would not.

Of couse pay back is a witch. I was giving another person a hard time about the election, only to find out she was not a solicitor at all, but calling about a late car payment. I felt like a fool then.
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Partizan
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ROFL Cliff, That had me in stitches Smile

sales person "blah blah blah, buy our double glazing"
Me "I think you have the wrong number, this is scotland yard!"
sales person "oh! I'm very sorry, 'click'"
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
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City Morgue, You stab we Slab'em, You Kill'em we Chill'em, What the name of the victim? (Click)

I am on a do not call, and I still get those calls. So I too have fun. When They ask for the man of the house, I give the phone to my 10 year old son.

If it's a chariable orgaization, I ask them to send me a check for $100 so I can donate it to my favorite organization. When they refuse, I ask them why. (Click)

Unsolicited phone calls are what I consider Phone Spam. Which occur right around dinner time. Now if we could only get on a "Do not spam list" and sue if we get unwanted email, that would be great. (I get over 1,000 a day and they block up my email boxes.) I see no difference in phone spam, email spam, and fax spam.
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Fax Spam!!??!?
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Doug Higley
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Fax spam is the WORST! The phone rings in the middle of the night...pick it up and BEEEEEEP BEEEEEP...and we DON'T have a fax machine!!!!!!!!

We were getting batches of them so I had the phone company put a trap on the line to capture the sending numbers...this is done for 14 days. During the 14 days, not a single fax call!!! I assumed at that point it was the phone company doing the Fax calls...hahaha.
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From a classic Seinfield episode:

Telemarketer: Would you be interested in buying . . .

Seinfeld: Thanks for calling. I really am interested. I'm a little tied up though right now. Could I call you back later. What's your home phone number? (pause) Oh . . . you don't like strangers calling you at home?



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We do have a Telephone Preference Service in the UK.Means you don't want telesales calls. Ring up and register with them.
In theory any Telesales Co's should check this before ringing you. Obviously smaller businesses will probably not have heard of it.
However, just let the caller, if you get one, rabbit on a bit then just say.."Have you heard of the Telephone Preference Service? They may have in which case they will S--t bricks, if not tell them what it is and that their company can be fined £1000 for unsolicited calls.You should get some snivelling type of apology for taking up your time.

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/


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I once got a call from someone who asked to speak to the head of the household. I said that would be the dog.

I could hear her put the phone down, heard a flurry of laughed whispers, and then she came on and asked if she could speak to the dog.

I was really impressed!
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On 2005-01-08 19:15, Daegs wrote:
Guys, if you have a problem then call an hassle the company.

People calling are just trying to earn a living and need to get through a set number of calls a day and you hassling them doesn't help out.

I take it you guys have never had to take a job like that, but getting hassled with just because you took a legit job sucks and isn't very nice.

Hassling the poor people that work at the place isn't going to change policy or make them stop calling.

If you don't like it get on a do no call list or complain to the company itself, don't &%*(#@%& around with the people that are just doing their job.


I am on the National do not call list and I still get as many calls as ever. When I push #69 to see the number that just called me there is a block on the number so I don't get the benefit of finding out who is calling me. Some are very nice and I don't have to say no more than twice but some will not take no for an answer and still try to talk me into whatever it is they are selling. I am just as polite to them as they are to me.
It would also be helpful if they spoke English well enough to be understood the first time. I hate to keep asking them to repeat themselves. I hate outsourcing.
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