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Post by shanaya on June 27th 2008, 10:36 pm

Most of the phone calls I get are bloody spam crap trying to sell me something. Most of the time I don't answer my phone but once in awhile I will as I just did, and it starts with..."Good evening, maaam". Next time I will answer again and get my cookie monster to talk to them, hee hee!!! Laughing
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Post by Doc on June 27th 2008, 10:54 pm

I always interrupt them, and try to sell them Amway, or Tupperware. Once I offered a Bottle Club membership, where for only ten dollars a month, they could receive a bottle of imported liquor every single week.

Wish it were true! hysterical
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Post by shanaya on June 27th 2008, 10:57 pm

Niiiiceeee!!! Wink
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Post by baldwindeb on June 27th 2008, 11:22 pm

My twenty year old usually answers the phone and he messes with them so bad I have to laugh. He always tries to set up a date no matter if the person is male or female. they tend to hang up quickly...
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Post by Carl D on June 27th 2008, 11:37 pm

We're on the National 'Do Not Call' register here so we don't get those sort of calls anymore. Thank goodness.

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Post by Doc on June 27th 2008, 11:41 pm

baldwindeb wrote:My twenty year old usually answers the phone and he messes with them so bad I have to laugh. He always tries to set up a date no matter if the person is male or female. they tend to hang up quickly...

Good idea! That WOULD get rid of them. Very Happy
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Post by shanaya on June 28th 2008, 12:30 am

That is awesome Deb!!! BTW Doc, I absolutely love your sig! I get a kick out of it every time I see it! Very Happy
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Post by Doc on June 28th 2008, 1:06 am

shanaya wrote:That is awesome Deb!!! BTW Doc, I absolutely love your sig! I get a kick out of it every time I see it! Very Happy

That's one I put together especially for a fat, blubbery, water-logged "friend" over in WS, when he accused me of trying to make a fool of him.

He didn't enjoy it nearly as much as you, though. amigo
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Post by baldwindeb on June 28th 2008, 6:26 am

Carl D wrote:We're on the National 'Do Not Call' register here so we don't get those sort of calls anymore. Thank goodness.
We have that too here but still get the calls.
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Post by Celegorm on June 30th 2008, 6:26 pm

Nothing beats how Tom Mabe deals with telemarketers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un_PjRXV5l8

I wish I could do that. I would just lose it in middle of it all and give myself away.

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Post by shanaya on June 30th 2008, 7:06 pm

Lol I heard that one! It is hilarious! Laughing
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Post by Lee on July 1st 2008, 9:54 am

baldwindeb wrote:
Carl D wrote:We're on the National 'Do Not Call' register here so we don't get those sort of calls anymore. Thank goodness.
We have that too here but still get the calls.

If I'm not mistaken, there's a set fine for every time telemarketers call someone on the list, if reported. I don't have the link where you report them but Google should.

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Post by baldwindeb on July 1st 2008, 10:27 am

Lee wrote:
baldwindeb wrote:
Carl D wrote:We're on the National 'Do Not Call' register here so we don't get those sort of calls anymore. Thank goodness.
We have that too here but still get the calls.

If I'm not mistaken, there's a set fine for every time telemarketers call someone on the list, if reported. I don't have the link where you report them but Google should.
Yes, but you have to have their name or number and at times they show up without a number.
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Post by shadetree on July 13th 2008, 10:30 am

Carl D wrote:We're on the National 'Do Not Call' register here so we don't get those sort of calls anymore. Thank goodness.

That dont even work. They still call!! I just tell them that I need to speak to their boss. I get the boss on the phone and explain that they just called a "DO NOT CALL" number. I tell them that they just cost their company $10,000 dollars (which is the fine for calling a do not call number)

They want to know MY number so they dont call again...

HUH??? YOU CALLED ME AND YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU MY NUMBER??

Or, I just tell them to hold on a second, set the phone down and act like I am beating the hell out of my wife "redneck style"..
"Beeatch, you better get me my vittles, (BANG/SLAM) I told you that I wanted my dinner on time (slam/bang)

Works every time!!

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Post by Doreen on November 26th 2008, 12:23 pm

Computer generated numbers that sometimes when you get them and no one even answers the computer registers it into the list to call. They are in a central office where when 1 call finishes there phone lights up they have a new connection to torment.

I think you have to add your number to the do not call every year. It seems like they expire as I have added it, then get calls and then add them again.

FAX is worse, even if I don't answer they waste my paper and ink. NOW THAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF!

I can hang up on the others or choose not to answer.
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Post by Carl D on November 26th 2008, 7:05 pm

Heck, seeing as you send and receive a million emails (lol) every day, Doreen, I'm sure a few extra phone calls or faxes wouldn't bother you... Razz Laughing

Probably get plenty of 'snail mail' too... wouldn't be surprised if it was enough for you to need your own zip code. lol!

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Post by Doreen on February 27th 2009, 1:54 pm

Carl D wrote:Heck, seeing as you send and receive a million emails (lol) every day, Doreen, I'm sure a few extra phone calls or faxes wouldn't bother you... Razz Laughing

Probably get plenty of 'snail mail' too... wouldn't be surprised if it was enough for you to need your own zip code. lol!




not quite a million... and 3/4 of them are filtered into folders that I rarely would read, I browse through subject lines.

I 'm saving all that snail junk mail to heat my house with someday...
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