Ring, Ring...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jul 31, 2020 at 9:34 PM.

  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This happened just now.

    *ring* *ring*. (Cellphone tells me this could be potential spam)

    Me: Hello?
    Her, with an Indian accent: Hello. This is Tricia calling to conduct a survey with people about issues in their area...
    Me: Oh! Oh! I have one! I have issues with people cold calling me to talk about issues in my area. Byeeee!

    *click*

    (Damn! Why didn’t I think to finish it with “Thank you, come again. ? Well, besides the racist part, it should have been funny to both of us.)
     
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  2. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Afflicted

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    Why not just say, “No thank you. Have a nice night.” and hang up?

    Kindness is contagious.
     
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    With a happy tune, anybody can be a singer.
     
  4. Torren61

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    Because it was a scam on their end.
     
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  5. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    ANNNNND, besides that THEY started it, wouldn't be prudent to just give in, now would it?
     
  6. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Exactly!
     
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  7. Toto'sDad

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    My daughter used to keep them on the line, and when they started trying to set up and appointment, she'd say can you bring pizza, I haven't had anything to eat for days?
     
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    trapdoor2 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Deathray Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I just ask what they’re wearing right now.
     
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  10. TeleTucson

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    Maybe you could try, "Hold on .... Bruno, stop it! ... Sorry, sorry ... give me just a sec to deal with my dog ...." and then leaving the phone off the hook.

    But then again, sometimes even the "human callers" are actually robot voices that can actually pause and re-engage ...
     
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    Too much fun. Too bad they call when I’m at a task.
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    This guy "plays" with telemarketers......just one of his bits.
     
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    If the phone rings, I ignore it.
     
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  14. Torren61

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    I would have except sometimes I get a calls from people I need to speak with from numbers I don’t always recognize.
     
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    My phone's ringer is turned off. If it's important (to me), they can leave a message and I might get back to them.
     
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    I was in the office talking to my employer one day when the phone rang. He picks it up, listens for a few seconds, shouts: 'Will you f*** off.' and slams the receiver down.
    'I'm sick of these ~*%%$/^ accident claim nuisance calls,' he says, to which the phone rings again. He picks it up and I hear from two metres away: 'No, you f*** off.' Click.
    Boss laughs and says to me: 'I guess he's been having a bad day.'

    I usually string them along with improbable scenarios, such as being injured when an escaped rampaging circus elephant overturned my car with its tusks or a skidding snow plough pushed me into a gorge. One caller accused me of wasting his time!
     
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    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    See, that’s a lifestyle problem.
     
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    If the caller is not in my address “book”, I don’t answer.
    I never set my voice mail up.
    Too many messages from my (not) charming ex.
    I still get 2-3 spam calls a day.
     
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    I thought this thread would be....
     
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    Thank-you so much for calling, it must be have been the loving hand of divine providence that guided you to my number, may you forever be touched daily with comparative grace and fortune. Karma has brought us together so our souls may intertwine and form a pillar of strength that shall lift us. Have you repented today? Your burdens should be shared with the enlightened so that your tormentors maybe smitten in their debauched pit of self annihilation and depravity.
    Confess....confess...........for you know you have done wrong, you know you have hurt the innocent, you know you trodden upon all that is right. Woe...woe be upon you.
    Give me you telephone number that I may stay in regular contact with you.
     
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