Mar 27, 2008

Tired of answering telemarketers?

Call centre/BPO calls? Insurance agents? Sales officers?

Ten ways to stop those annoying calls from irritating you:

1 After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you!!!

2 Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her, if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back.

3 Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.

4 Tell them it is dinnertime, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.

5 Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone to your FIVE YEAR OLD child.

6 Tell them you have a problem with hearing and that they need to speak up.... louder... louder... louder!

7 If they start out with, "How are you today?", say "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems blah blah blah"

8 Tell them to speak very slowly because you want to write every word down.

9 Cry out in surprise, "Helen, is that you? I've been hoping you'd call! How is the family?" When they insist they are not Helen, tell them to stop joking. This works especially fine if the telemarketer is MALE.

10 Tell the Citibank call centre guy to call on your office number - and give him the HSBC call centre number.


The Commentator said...

Ah yes #2. I did that once and saw it on Seinfeld. Classic.

Eric said...

Nice list.

You can add this one, I use it from time to time.

Hello, this is telemarketeer blablabla.

Hi Hello, this is Eric, but I don't have any time now, please give me your private nr and I'll call you back.

I'm sorry sir, but that's private and I can give it to you.

Why the h*ll do you call me then !!!!