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kankucho
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quote:
Originally posted by Beenster:
I've started answering the phone with a fictitious name. That helps.

Then, I was asked about a car-crash I was in. I had such fun, the office was in hysterics so I had to hang up. I asked if I was hurt, I asked when it was and why I couldn't remember. I asked how it had happened and where and then finally, had I stolen the car as I don't have one ...

I had a spate of those insurance calls to my open-plan office last year and similarly developed an improv cabaret act: usually requiring the Indian caller to not fully appreciate the consequences of my recent decapitation.

If the Indian calls came in when I didn't have so much time to chat, mumbling and then spelling out my false name was a sure way to shut down the conversation sooner. My nom de phone is Ben Chod.

Say three hail Mary's then Google it.

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Admins have been known to put (rude) cold-callers through to a non-existent extension, or put them on infinite hold.

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Ian Climacus

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quote:
Originally posted by kankucho:
Say three hail Mary's then Google it.

I think I need a good deal more than 3!
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Brenda Clough
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quote:
Originally posted by Golden Key:
Admins have been known to put (rude) cold-callers through to a non-existent extension, or put them on infinite hold.

Oh, I do that at the office all the time, for robocalls. On hold and I never go back.

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quote:
Originally posted by Penny S:


(I used to enjoy telling the d/g lot that there was no use my buying a conservatory as I was one floor off the ground.)

I did the reverse of this a while ago when I got a cold caller who wanted to sell me solar panels for the roof. I let him give me his sales pitch for about five minutes before I told him that I live in a ground floor flat.

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My former neighbour was a woman for whom the words 'indomitable' and 'redoutable' could have been coined. She was a wonderful character and gave us so many laughs over the years. Devoted to her church, she took reading the lesson very seriously and made sure she rehearsed it thoroughly. She was also extremely hard of hearing.

One afternoon her practice was interrupted by a cold caller. After a frustrating few minutes trying to grasp what the call was about, she expostulated:

"Young man, I am reciting the Scriptures!"

(RIP Mrs M, finally promoted to the eternal ranks of
the Mother's Union at the age of 98.)

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