No. Unfortunately a couple of months ago I moved back to NC. With
rebuilding this HUD Wreck. Never got cable. Never even took the TV out of
the box. Trying to beat the summer heat. Get all exterior stuff done I can
before temp & humidity are the same...100.
I have problems with abusing or insulting the callers. THEY are not
the problem; it's the companies that hire them. Would you rather
they'd go on welfare (your tax $) than try to earn a living? These
are not the cream of the crop, but at least they're working. Imagine
how swallowing insults all day affects their health. Yes, before
you start hurling thunderbolts -- stress DOES seriously affect
people's health -- to the detriment of all of us.
My method is just to say politely: "I do not accept telephone
solicitations. Please remove me from your calling list."
Seems to work, as I get very few such calls, and when they
goof and call again, I remind them this isn't making friends
for the organization.
The kind of bullying described above, IMHO, is cheap and
tacky. Treat everyone as you would want to be treated yourself,
and don't take out your own problems on others.
I just say "not interested" and hang up. Because *my* time is valuable.
But I don't see the telemarketers as poor hapless would-be welfare cases trying
to earn a buck. They've accepted a job which is all about being rude and
intrusive, instead of a job getting breakfast to a trucker in a diner or
shovelling gravel into a french drain for a landscaper (and yes - I've done
both). I don't have time to play games with them, but I'm not exactly going to
cry tears over their getting the brunt of others' frustration with them either.
Well, I should probably give up...but...
Your method is just more cheap, juvenile gratification.
The poster who just says "not interested" and hangs up is
at least more mature.
Can't you get your kicks some more productive way?
My attitude, as others have mentioned in thread, is to make
telemarketing, junk mail, spam etc more costly to the initiators.
They would not do it if there were no cost benefit. This "juvenile"
thing is one of my milder approaches ;)
On Mon, 5 May 2008 00:33:14 +0000 (UTC), email@example.com (Dick
I just got a call where the CID showed "TEXAS". It turned out to be a
friend's cell phone. That sort of thing is why I use the answering
machine, and don't reject numbers before they've been proven bad.
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