Tuesday, March 11, 2003

THE CAT WITH A NOTE PAD You are just about to sit down for dinner when.... Ring.. ring... ring. Hello...hello....helllo... Can I talk to ... I am....and we have good news for you...you won... Brang....poor handset.... Poor telemarketer.... Jun2be, a witty one liner guy decided to be different by sending this multiple liner advice to stop if not minimize telemarketing with an instruction to send this mail to a friend... or two... or three...or fifty! Maybe if enough people follow these tips, it might work. (He must be pissed off by these telemarketers that he even sent it to a CAT. hehehe) "Now Steve Rubenstein, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has proposed Three Little Words, based on his brief experience in a Tele-marketing operation that would stop the nuisance for all time. #1 The three little words are: "Hold On, Please..." Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each Tele-marketing call so much more time-consuming that sales boiler rooms would grind to a halt. When you eventually hear the phone company's "beep-beep-beep" tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task. Three little words that eliminate telephone soliciting. #2 Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end? This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone. This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a "real" sales person to call back and get someone at home. What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times, as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call and it kicks your number out of their system. Since doing this, our phone calls have decreased dramatically." ============================= My human pet has a better way to deal with telemarketers. She makes me answer the phone and say meow. Other people have their own unique way of responding to these unwanted calls. RPace from San Diego says: Medyo magalang naman ang dating ko.            Your last name pls...can you spell it for me.            Can you repeat the street pls....spell it for me pls.             What company ?...can you spell it for me pls.             Piper or fiper...ahhhhh Pfiper             And your looking for.....ohh             He's in the bathroom...can you wait? What about you ? Quotation of the day- Give every man you ear, but few thy voice.-Shakespeare CAT: Except the telemarketer.


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