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Abusing the telemarketers

*ring* Telemarketer: "Hi, I'm calling from QQQ campaign headquarters!" blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda. "So, can we count on your vote in November?"
Me: "I'm sorry. I'm a convicted felon. I can't vote."
Him: "Oooookay. Have a nice evening!" *click*

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laurabee
Aug. 15th, 2002 06:27 pm (UTC)
Bwahahahah!! I love it! :)
sethcohen
Aug. 15th, 2002 07:30 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted to use that line. The telemarketer (more likely, volunteer) was speaking so quickly I could barely get the gist of what he was saying. It was a wasted call, IMO, so I figured I might as well get some fun out of it. :)
mscongeniality
Aug. 15th, 2002 06:49 pm (UTC)
Excellent!

That's better than my mother's trick...

Apparently, just after my brother was born she got barraged with phone calls trying to sell her stuff 'for the baby'. One day some poor soul caught her at just the wrong moment and my mom interrupted his spiel about photo packages by exclaiming 'The Baby Died!' and hanging up the phone. ;-)

Amazingly, the calls stopped after that.
sethcohen
Aug. 15th, 2002 07:28 pm (UTC)
Dad is dastardly
...although my dad explaining to the guy who called him that he was going to have to ask the caller to hold for a couple more minutes while Dad finished masturbating really (in my mind) takes the cake. :)
mscongeniality
Aug. 15th, 2002 07:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Dad is dastardly
Winner and Champion!!

Truly impressive =)
sethcohen
Aug. 15th, 2002 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Dad is dastardly
I don't think I've done so badly myself, tho...

For example, I did once tell someone trying to sell me a vacation home timeshare that I couldn't leave home due to the home detention bracelet that the penal system made me wear...the rest of the conversation went something like this:

Telemarketer: "So, what were you arrested for?"
Me: "Well, er..."
Karen: "Seth! Stop harrassing the telemarketer!"
Me (to telemarketer): "Beennicetalkingtoyougottagobye!"

>8^)

Of course, that doesn't compare to the time a guy tried to sell me a graveyard plot...
beegle
Aug. 16th, 2002 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Dad is dastardly
What was I arrested for? Stalking. See, it wasn't my fault. I didn't start it. Someone called trying to sell me stuff, and he/she (as appropriate for the telemarketer) had this unbelievably sexy voice. Saaaay. You have a really sexy voice! Where are you calling from?
sethcohen
Aug. 17th, 2002 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Dad is dastardly
I'm liking the way you think. Say, you type real sexy... :)
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