DUH! I just HAD to answer that damn phone..................

Regina, Saskatchewan
October 28, 2009 11:38am CST
It's been a busy morning around here, and the phone's been ringing off the hook and I finally couldn't take it anymore and answered it. BIG mistake! Caller: (sound of a foghorn blowing) Good Morning, this is your Captain speaking.... Me: Not interested... Caller: But ma'am we have a wonderful, sunfilled, funfilled offer for you on one of our cruise ships............ Me: I repeat. I am not interested.........(now I'm pissed at myself, so decide to salvage my irritation and have some fun, so I don't hang up and let the fool babble on....) Caller: Ma'am I assure you that once you hear our offer you will be packing your bags to take advantage of....... Me: I want a first class cabin then and a place at the Captains table. Caller: But ma'am our offer only includes.......... Me: How badly do you want my money? Caller: MA'AM, WE ARE MAKING THE OFFER HERE! Me: Ah, so what I want doesn't count eh? Caller: Ma'am if you would just let me explain................. Me: Listen buddy, a first class cabin and a seat at the Captain's table or the deal's off. Caller: Ma'am that's not the way it works............. Me: Then hang up. Caller: But.......... Me: Deal's off. Good-bye "Captain". Caller: Wait.......wait............... Click. In a way I kinda feel sorry for the poor guy. He's got a quota to fill after all, but man, they should learn that no means no and just move on to the next name on their list. When was the last time you had a phone call you could have fun with? Does it make you feel bad to play with people's heads when they are so SERIOUS? LOL
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@bunnybon7 (43597)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Oct 09
well i have a couple of times especially since for a while that was my daughters job to sell siding and people would get mad and say hey we were sitting down to dinner or i work nights and just got to sleep and she'd get cussed out and everything but she said you learn to just deal with it. no ones job is easy. so i've done it a couple times, but it was different. i've gotten them on the phone and talked about gossip and even made up gossip etc. i got a laugh but they got to wanting off the phone. you know like "do you know josey? shes been sleeping with the mailman when he comes while her husbands at work. i get tired of waiting on my mail and so and so has been doing this and that...yada.yada.yada"!!
• Regina, Saskatchewan
30 Oct 09
We have much in common then. lol
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Oct 09
That's what ya get for answering the phone I don't answetr the telephone anymore unless I know just who is on the other end. Even then I might not answer if I'm playing poker
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Walk in these I dare Ya! - Just for you Frank
Ante up then buddy! I promise to keep a poker face and not talk your ear off. Oh, and I found a new pair of shoes for ya..........boy would I love to see you trying to walk in these! LOL
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I think I'd have to pass on them shoes, they look like feet killers LOL
• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Don't blame you. I nearly fell over when I first saw them thinking about the balancing act a person would have to do to stay upright..................so I'm guessing you're not a ballerina at heart as these shoes would really only be good for them. lol
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
29 Oct 09
I hate those calls which generally come at dinner time! My husband answered the phone one night and listened to the well rehearsed script then he said no thanks but obviously the guy on the phone continued on so my husband clearly irritated said, “Give me your home number and I’ll call you back” To this the confused chap at the call centre explained that he was not going to give my hubby his home phone number and to this my husband replied, “Why not? You have mine! Are you working tomorrow at this time?” The guy said no. “Okay then, “ My husband retorted, “Give me your home number and I’ll call just as you are ready to sit down to dinner and I will talk crap with you for twenty minutes as I ignore your refusal all while your meal is getting cold! How is that? Do you we have a deal?” No reply, just dial tone...
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• Mexico
29 Oct 09
Hi paula: That was really funny, you're husband must be veri irritated but that was a very intelligent answer. This guy should felt confused after heard this. Thanks for you're answer. Maybe i'll do the same for the nex time i've got a call like this. Have a nice day.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
I agree with starsailover, Paula. You're hubs sounds like a man after my own heart! Priceless response!
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
30 Oct 09
My husband can be very funny. He can pull it off with a very serious look on his face while we are all in stitches!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
28 Oct 09
U are so honery, lol. I am on the do not call list so i don't get many calls like that, thank heavens. If i do get one i just hang up.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
I never usually answer them either, but it was one of those days, you know? LOL Poor guy will think twice before he calls the next person on his list though!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
29 Oct 09
He may have quit his job after talking to u.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
We live in hope...................lol
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I know how that is...I get atleast 5-6 calls a year wanting me to donate money or join something. I tell them right now money is tight and I don't even have all my bills paid but still they go on..and on..even as you still tell them repeatedly not interested,no money sorry...I donated money to one foundation for Cystic Fibrosis and now I get calls from others as I said 5-6 times a year. And they won't let you just donate $5..they have to have more..their lowest is $15... I know it is there job to be that way which I call it the Bulldog way since they get on it and don't wanna let go..I wish I could Donate money to every Cancer,Diabetic,Police,Firefighters,Womans Shelter,Fighting against Global Warming,and the Christmas funds..that help kids that calls, But I just can't If I had it to spare they'd have it.But when it comes down to bills,toilet paper,dishsoap or spending/giving money I don't have ..my toilet paper wins I am softhearted and they know that...
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
And Xmas is coming so the calls are going to become more frequent not to mention the mail solicitations! Bummer. I support waaaaaaaay to many causes right now myself because I'm soft hearted too. So that's another reason it's fun to play with the heads of the ones that are total nonsense.............
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Slaps self in forehead..oh no.Sweet niblets! it I knew I should have gotten caller ID...
• United States
29 Oct 09
LOL they always know the worst time to call.. um..i've haven't had a call like that in a while.they don't want to play with me i guess all we get is the cops calling for some charity thing,and i wouldn't dare mess with that one.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
I panic when the Police Association calls. lol But it's worth it to get their calendars..................
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• United States
30 Oct 09
that's true.they do have good calendars. the ones up here sell cookie packages too.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Oct 09
LOLOLOLOL as a when I was a phone person if we got 3 nos we had to hang up. But then to I dont do it anymore so I have fun some times with tthem and get tehn way off what they are trying to sale lol
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Oct 09
It does add to the fun when you've been where they are and know what buttons to push. LOL
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Oct 09
yup
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
29 Oct 09
& this is why I like caller ID....
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Me too.............
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
haha! I haven't tried playing with them. I usually show and tell them of my disinterest and then hang-up. Perhaps, I could try yours one of these days. :)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Try it. You'll like it. I promise! LOL
• United States
29 Oct 09
LOL...thats funny.... I usually dont answer the phone unless i recognize the number (I HATE the phone!!) but occasionally when i do get caughte like that i just hang up... My husband on the other hand LOVES to mess with them.... he will let them think he is buying ANYTHING they are selling for the longest time...sometimes he never tells them he just lets them think they have made a sale... I think thats mean...but its funny to listen to.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
More power to your hubs pixeltwistr. I figure if the powers that be in the telemarketing world have not yet figured out that the hard sell is NOT the way to go when people say no right off the bat, then being played with is their just due for being so annoying. lol
• Mexico
29 Oct 09
Hi spark of insanity: we all know how are these calls for offers you simply don't want to know but at the same time i feel a little bit sad for this poor man, let's admit at least this, that's his job. It's horrible and we hate that people call us and ask this kind of **** you know what i mean, but they have no option. In my case i simply answer no thank you as many times it's necesary to finish the conversation. I don't know how to say no specially because i feel pity for them
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
I know what you mean and I agree, but when an adult can't take no and no and no for an answer, then in my book they deserve to be played with! LOL
29 Oct 09
Hi sparky, ome people just can't take no for an answer, I had a double glazing sales man on the phone once an he will not go away although I was trying to tell him my house was all double glazed, so in the I give up and and said yes then I told him this was a fish and chip shope, then put the phone, I haven't them call back again. Love and hugs. Tamara xxxx
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Oh, good one Tamara! Can I use that myself for the next time one of these annoying calls comes in? It's priceless.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Hey Sparks! I love it! I never can think fast enough to come up with stuff to say like that! I usually just get to pissed off and say that "I'm not interested" and hang up! I think your way was alot more fun! And you made the guy work which is even better! You just made him keep working all the way unil the end! Nice going!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Maybe if I play with enough telemarketers that way, my number will get blacklisted?LOL
@solared (1209)
• United States
28 Oct 09
That is too funny, thats how I treat the cable company, an I usually get what I want...lol
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Sometimes one just HAS to play their game, you know? Comedy relief is not easy to come by after all........
@merlinsorca (1122)
• United States
28 Oct 09
LOL that's a funny story. I have never got to have "fun" like you describe it, I will simply refuse and hang up. Other times, I just get a robot talking to me, so when I try to interrupt it they will keep on talking: He just kept talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence moving from topic to topic so that no one had the chance to interrupt him . . . But really quite hypnotic . . . When I think they are doing this, I will say mean words to the robot and hang up, since no one is really listening to me.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
I hang up on the robots too. They are no fun to play with. lol
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I don't do that i just hang up when i know it is 'one of those call'.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
Normally I do too, but I was in a 'mood', you know? LOL
@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 09
hi sparkofinsanity I had one who insisted I had a timeshare to sell,after I had said several times that I did not own a time share,he talked right over me. So I decided to pretend I did and wanted to sell but only if paid a whole lot. He quoted a price and I kept uping it,,and finally he said, but I am working for blahblah and we can only pay blah, so I said well with that dinky payment I should get at least a big gift beside the money you offer. Oh we can't do that. So I said, okay deals off. bye and hung it. I have no sympathy with these telemarketers at all. no sympathy.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
What's that old adage...........'if you can't fight 'em, join 'em!' LOL You're a woman after my own heart Hatley.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I have a lot of sympathy for those cold callers, I know that they are just trying to make a living so I don't tease or play with them that waste their time from what might be a live wire on the next call. We have a way to get out of receiving most of those types of calls Thank God.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
29 Oct 09
I understand they are just trying to make a living too, but I wouldn't let my kids off the hook if they weren't hearing what I was saying to them, and as these callers are adults, they really should know better.........
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Oct 09
Not only does he have a quota to fill, but he also has a script to follow. Shame on you for diverting him from his appointed duty! I just hang up. But it might be fun to play a bit, maybe...
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 Oct 09
It's always fun to play with them.............but they are one of the reasons I usually let my phone just go to voice mail. I really hate being a meany.........lol
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 09
Lol I love it and I will remember this one when I get one of those awful Calls as they are really annoying Good on you and I am learning so much from you lol
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