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Author: Leguleius Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308881  
Subject: Re: What part of NO don't they get? Date: 12/29/1999 8:05 AM
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Regarding telemarketing calls, I thought I would relate an interesting experience I recently had.

A few weeks ago, I was at a friend's apartment waiting for her to return from an errand she was running. She was expecting a call from here parents and had told me to answer the phone because her answering machine was broken. I answered a call, which of course, was a solicitation of some kind. The conversation that followed went something like this:

CALLER: Would you be interested in signing up for for our super gimmick widgits X, Y or Z?

ME: I'm sorry, I don't live here and am not authorizied to make such decisions.

CALLER: Well, can I speak with someone who is?

ME: She's not here at the moment, I'm sorry. Perhaps I could have her return your call. What is your number and extension.

CALLER: Actually, I work out of my home. A computer dials the numbers and connects me to you.

ME: Well, how about giving me your home number then?

CALLER: I don't think that would be appropriate.

ME: Why not?

CALLER: Well, I don't want to be called at home.

ME: Bingo... <click>

For the record, while this idiot was tying up my friend's line, her parents attempted to call. (She does not pay for call waiting). It thought it was most amusing that the caller had a complete double standard when it came to calling someone at home.
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