How can I amuse myself at the expense of telemarketers?
November 3, 2006 10:52 AM Subscribe
How can I get revenge on telemarketers, legally & safely?
posted by tastybrains to Human Relations (62 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I do what I can to keep my phone # out of telemarketers' clutches (I'm not the Do Not Call registry, I instruct companies I work with not to sell/distribute my info, I tell every telemarketer to take me off their list and to not distribute my info), but lately I have been getting calls at my office number and my cell phone number.
I'm tired of being nice & polite to these scumbags. Instead, I want to have some fun! So I am looking for ideas on how to annoy telemarketers who call me, but in a way that will not get me in any sort of trouble.
Ideas I have had are to:
- Pretend I'm happy to hear from them & attempt to convert them to a fake religious sect. (Or Scientology?)
- Ask them a lot of questions about their product, then start repeating the same questions and letting the questions get dumber and dumber until I just say "oh, well, no thanks!" and hang up.
- Ask them lots of questions and then tell them I'll have to ask my mom because I'm only 15.
I'd love some even better, easy to execute things I can do to amuse myself at the telemarketers' expense but that won't come back to bite me in the ass. Thanks!