I wish there was a way I could press a button
on my phone and utterly decimate those automatic dialing
machines. It didn't bother me at first too much but
these morons have taken calling you to a whole new level of
aggravation. I am now to the point that I will buy
absolutely nothing from these leeches who continually call &
If they were selling $100.00 bills for one dollar I would
still say no. It's always a scam, and the government should
step in and gas these people who continually use this method
to rip people off.
These slimy maggots are shoveling spam into
the phone lines. I would love to dismember these
slimeballs with a rusty chainsaw and a red hot machete'.
Oh well enough fantasizing
What can we as responsible humans do to make life miserable
for these lowlife's ????
One Thing You Can Do
On the next call you get from some ripoff
company trying to sell you a warranty for your car.
Be patient press all the buttons so that an operator
As soon as the clown asks for your information.
Make a really loud noise, make it as repulsive of a noise as
you can. I mean wail on their ears.
ones that really annoy me are the scum who try
and sell you automobile warranties. They
actually come on and say that they have been
notified that my car warranty has expired and I
could be smart and re up right away.
have several cars none of them new, I am in the
habit of buying old cars and restoring them. So
I ask them which car are you talking about?
they never have the answer they always say
something like " I just have a list"
listen to the pitch and ask them some basic
questions all the while pretending to be
interested. I tell them I am at work and I
may have to take other calls during their call,
They always say no problem!!! because they
think they have a sucker on the line.
Anyway, eventually I tell them I will go for it
and get them to fill out the entire application,
meanwhile I put them on hold while I take other
calls usually I can keep them on 20 to 30
minutes or so. Finally the last question they
need is the vin number and then I tell them well
the car is currently in the garage and I don't
have the vin number here. I am supposed to
pick up the car next Wednesday I can give you
the number. When they call back and they
always do I tell them I am in the middle of
another call I will pick you back up as soon as
I can. I put them on hold as long as
possible. If they are still there when I pick up
I apologize and tell them the car is still in
the shop and I still don't have the vin number.
They never seem to catch on that I am yanking
guys must make really large commissions because
you would not believe the amount of time several
of these guys wasted on me. One time I
actually started feeling sorry for the guy so I
just told him I was yanking his chain and that I
never buy from cold callers but most of the time
these guys are sharks who would knock over an
old lady for a piece of candy.
I just saw that you are going to be putting
up a page on spam BS phone calls and I had to tell you what
I usually do with them. When they ask for me or my wife I
tell them they have to hold on so I can get them. I proceed
to put the phone on the table or chair without disconnecting
and go about my business, usually eating, feeding the baby
or whatever it was they interrupted. I usually wait about 15
minutes and then check to see if they are still there.
Sometimes they are and I tell them the person they want is
coming. I let the charade go on for about 30 minutes and
then I tell them the person they are trying to reach is
unavailable. Then I hang up. The return call rate is about
10% which I think is pretty good. When I get a message from
one I call them back and tell them to hold on, the person
they were trying to reach is on the way to the phone. I get
a kick out of it. Hey, if they can bother me I can
When I get junk mail I sometimes mail other companies junk
mail that I shred back to them. Say I get an Amex
application, I mail them the junk mail from a hotel or
whatnot and then I do the opposite to the other party. They
paid for the postage anyway, I might as well keep the post
office in business.
Ed, take care and keep on keeping on.
Another thing to do is
tape those annoying subscription cards to a brick and mail
them off. They absolutely have to pay the postage. It
wouldn't be so bad but sometimes there are 6
subscription cards to a
That means I have to bend over 6 times to pick them off the
floor each time another one falls out...