Has anyone here stopped getting phone solicitations? Recently it occured to me that I haven't had any for months. That doesn't hurt my feelings one bit. I work at home 5 days a week, so I know. Over the last couple of years I've even tried to get creative and amuse myself with these annoying calls. Sometimes I'd keep saying hello intermitently so that they'd think I couldn't hear them. It worked a lot... Here's a sample: "Hello?... hello?... helllll-o-oh... hello?... ummmmm... hello?..." click. Sometimes I'd quietly hand the phone over to "Melamine" and let them jabber away to her until they figured it out. (That's the surface of my desk, not a kitty ) Sometimes I would immdiately interrupt with "Take me off the list please... thanks..." click. The best time was when a solicitor was delightedly convinced that I was re-enacting a Seinfeld skit from some episode I never saw. I suppose I must have said something similar. I had politely, but firmly asked her name and number so I could call her at HER home. It's hard to remember what else I said. It made her day though. Oh well, all that fun is over I guess. Seriously now... I don't miss them in the least. Maybe I just pissed them all off. What are your best solicitor stories?
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1/6/05 at 7:19pm