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Taxing Telemarketers

Posted on Monday 23rd of January 2006 07:58:17 PM by Maximinus
Telemarketers.  We all know and hate them.  Just as you're sitting down to eat your delicious dinner, *ring ring* - it's a telemarketer.  Or you're watching your favourite show on TV, and *ring ring* - it's a telemarketer.  Maybe you're even just lazing about, enjoying some quiet time - until, *ring ring* - it's a telemarketer.

They're always wanting to sell you something you don't want, or invite you to a "free" seminar on something you're not at all interested in.  They're never ringing to offer you a million dollars, or something else you might actually be interested in.

Worse than your average telemarketer is the recidivist telemarketer.  You tell them to piss off once, and they ring again another day.  Once more, you tell them you don't want whatever crap they're offering; that you're not at all interested.  Yet they still insist on ringing back yet again, to once more offer you the same crap you've turned down twice already.  They just don't seem to get the picture.

Then there are the horse-racing commentator telemarketers - you know the ones, they just keep talking incessantly, never letting you get a word in edgewise (so you can't tell them to get stuffed, I suppose).  The only way to deal with these telemarketers is often to just slam the phone down on the hook, and hope that they don't ring back.  I've often wondered if you cut them off quietly, how long it would take for them to realise that you've hung up, and stop talking...
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