Tuesday, November 21, 2017|
|Comebacks To Unsolicited Sales Callers |
Date: Sent Friday, October 27, 2017
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Here are some suggested comebacks to unsolicited, persistent telephone sales callers:
~ "I'm sorry, but I'm really busy right now. Give me your home number and I'll call you back later tonight."
~ In the middle of the caller's memorized sales pitch, interrupt with: "What causes a hiccup?"
~ "Shhh. Wait a minute. I'm here robbing the house. Whoa! I think the owners just got home. Can you hold?"
~ When someone asks whether a spouse is at home: "Yes, but I never allow him/her to talk to strangers."
~ When someone asks how you are: "Well, I'm having an existential crisis at the moment. Let me explain . . ."
~ "You want to sell me insurance? I've been trying to get insurance for years, but nobody will sell me any!"
~ Another response to rug-cleaners or any person offering home services: (Break into tears and say) "Is this some kind of joke? My house burned down
last night! We lost everything!"
~ To a phone company solicitor: "That sounds GREAT! Wait, can you hold for a minute?" (Leave the phone off the hook until he/she hangs up.)
~ Use your touch-tone phone to annoy the caller by playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb":
Received from Mikey's Funnies.