I really don’t care how much money is being spent by the government for the ‘Do-Not-Call’ registry, it’s just not going to work. So I figured out a better way to get back at all those telemarketers from overseas. It’s surprisingly easy, costs nothing more than a few seconds of your time, and, if nothing else, might give you a little laugh. Well, it did for me.
Know how we have to wait about three damn seconds before their machines recognise that they haven’t come through to an answering machine?< (Or didn’t you know that?) Here’s my suggestion: Stay on the line just a little longer, wait till you hear the first breath, even the first word of the person about to sell you a product … and hang up.
That’s all. Just hang up. Don’t blink, don’t say a word, don’t let them get a whole word out … just hang up on them.
Oh, that makes me feel so good. See, because that just cost them money. Not me, not you, but the telemarketing company lost a few cents on a call that made no sale.
Gotta love it.