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Postby scottaa1 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:34 pm

I recently busted comcast's balls to get better stuff for less,and part of it was a home phone line. I havne't given the number to anyone so every time it rings I know it's a telemarketer. Have you heard of a comedian name of Tom Mabe? He's known for $#@%ing with telemarketers. I've been doing the same thing lately and having a blast :-b
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby lmcjaho » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:34 pm

scottaa1 wrote:I recently busted comcast's balls to get better stuff for less,and part of it was a home phone line. I havne't given the number to anyone so every time it rings I know it's a telemarketer.



Okay.... Please explain the purpose of a communication device for which one does not disclose the necessary information to facilitate communication with anyone... :-? :-S
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:34 pm

Lately I have been just saying hold on please. Then letting them sit until it hangs up.
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:51 am

scottaa1 wrote:I recently busted comcast's balls to get better stuff for less,and part of it was a home phone line. I havne't given the number to anyone so every time it rings I know it's a telemarketer. Have you heard of a comedian name of Tom Mabe? He's known for $#@%ing with telemarketers. I've been doing the same thing lately and having a blast :-b


yeah i have his CD somewhere...hilarious stuff

i used to mess with them too, but we just have mobiles now
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby knapplc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:01 am

lmcjaho wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:I recently busted comcast's balls to get better stuff for less,and part of it was a home phone line. I havne't given the number to anyone so every time it rings I know it's a telemarketer.



Okay.... Please explain the purpose of a communication device for which one does not disclose the necessary information to facilitate communication with anyone... :-? :-S

Apparently his phone also makes outbound calls.
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby dream_017 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:22 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:I recently busted comcast's balls to get better stuff for less,and part of it was a home phone line. I havne't given the number to anyone so every time it rings I know it's a telemarketer. Have you heard of a comedian name of Tom Mabe? He's known for $#@%ing with telemarketers. I've been doing the same thing lately and having a blast :-b


yeah i have his CD somewhere...hilarious stuff

i used to mess with them too, but we just have mobiles now

Never heard of him, but I do enjoy messing with telemarketers every chance I get. I'll have to take a listen
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby scottaa1 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:53 am

knapplc wrote:
lmcjaho wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:I recently busted comcast's balls to get better stuff for less,and part of it was a home phone line. I havne't given the number to anyone so every time it rings I know it's a telemarketer.


Okay.... Please explain the purpose of a communication device for which one does not disclose the necessary information to facilitate communication with anyone... :-? :-S


Apparently his phone also makes outbound calls.


I think you may have blown his mind there, knapp. ;-)

I like C4's idea too... when they ask if mr. or mrs. <last name> is available, say yeah hold on, then put the phone down.

ADT called last night. "Do you have a protection plan in place for your home?" "Well, I own several attack dogs." "What about fire or gas leaks?" "They have bladder problems and severe flatulence, so I think we have that under control."

Someoen called asking if my wife was available... "No, she's in prison." "Oh, I'm sorry." "yeah, someone kept calling and calling trying to sell her something and she snapped... killed the poor soul."
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:12 pm

I don't get many telemarketer calls anymore, but when I do I try to be polite but direct. For the most part they're just people whose lives probably suck worse than mine and whose jobs definitely do trying to make a buck, I don't need to add to their misery.
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:42 pm

on that note a few weeks back we were having dinner at my moms (informal, outside at the picnic table). some guy who was going door to door comes up and goes into his spiel about wanting us to donate to some environmental cause or something.

conversation went something like
annoying guy: blah blah blah the environment blah blah money
my mom: i dont have any money please go away
annoying guy: blah blah blah the environment blah blah money
my mom: we're eating dinner please go please go away
annoying guy: i can come back later
my mom: i still wont have any money, maybe some other time
annoying guy: we're only in town today

i felt like asking for his home address so i could come interrupt his dinner and talk about giving a donation then
i understand he has a job to do but we were clearly not interested and he was interrupting our dinner
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Re: Telemarketers

Postby dream_017 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:06 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
i felt like asking for his home address so i could come interrupt his dinner and talk about giving a donation then
i understand he has a job to do but we were clearly not interested and he was interrupting our dinner

Similar to the Seinfeld bit, he asks for the telemarketers phone number and that he will call him back and he doesn't want to give it out, so Seinfeld says, oh, you don't me call and interupt you at home :-b
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