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My wife and I verses the telemarketers

Thursday, October 22, 2020

My wife is very quick with thinking when someone calls.

A number of years ago, as I've said before, a real estate agent called and said he'd like to sell our house. She said that we weren't interested, and told him she practically felt violated because he'd sell the house from under her feet.

The conversation went on a bit, but ended abruptly ( the agent hung up ), when my wife said to him, are you married? He said yes, and then she told him that her husband (me) would like to sleep with his wife, likewise probably something he didn't want, and asked him how he felt about that? ... click ...

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More recently we've gotten calls from telemarketers, and she got into some discussion with them about us not being interested. A short while ago when it was still warm someone called asking to speak with the home owner on a deal on getting new roof shingles. She said "we rent, do you want to speak with the land lord?". The conversation ended a sentence later. The telemarketer was going to go on to the next number on their list, not spend time getting the the number of the landlord, etc. etc. They probably can't even call a number even if you gave it to them.
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So remember that the next time a tele-marketer calls, ... you rent. Probably nobody has to sleep with your spouse, ... but if you tell them that you rent when they ask for the homeowner, that ends a number of unwanted call pretty quickly.
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I am reminded of this because I just got a call, and saying I was renting was not going to get me out if it, ... they were offering full house cleaning services. With amazing timing, my cellphone's battery ran out of power mid conversation ... it really did. ... hmmm, another good tactic perhaps?
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    LOL, once upon a time I was a telemarketer (many years ago) and people used to hand their phones to a toddler in the house and let the toddler talk my ear off.
    22 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    We don't answer and let it go to an answering machine. If legit, they will leave a message, if not it just was junk.
    32 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Future plan ... just hang up. It feels rude to do that, but I'll take your advice.
    32 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    the easiest way to deal with a telemarketer is to simply hang up. i used to work for Dish Network. I actually did both incoming and outgoing calls at different times. (I liked the outgoing calls best because if someone got mad they just hung up. on the incoming calls you had to deal with irate, and occasionally insane) people and couldn't hang up! but let me tell you, trying to get the agent to hang up, especially if it is a legitimate service like Dish Network, well, most of the time that won't work because the agent does not want to get fired. We were told if we ended the call, we would be fired. the "customer" had to be the one to end the call. Now I understand being upset at the scam calls, but for those legitimate companies, well, give the agents a break, they are doing an honest job for honest money. If you are not interested, scam call or not, just hang up. Please.
    33 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    The call display on my phone doesn't show who it is typically, just the number. If its an 800 number or 866 or other ... I know it's probably junk. But the telemarketers seem to be flowing through a local area code, and I have a poor memory for people's numbers.
    33 days ago
    The junk calls are getting more and more frequent...I don’t answer anymore unless I know the caller.
    33 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    33 days ago
    33 days ago
    emoticon I mostly get robo-calls. I like to press 1 and then lay the handset down and let the real person talk to the arm of the chair.
    33 days ago
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