View Full Version : What are some fun things to do with phone solicitors?
07-06-2001, 01:26 PM
I have started get a LOT of calls for all sorts of crazy credit cards and schemes.
Sometimes, I will start explaining how confusing they are and go through a supervisor, then manager and maybe others before they just give up.
Other times, I accuse them of having a huge conspiracy.
I need some better stuff to do. Help me.
07-06-2001, 01:34 PM
My ex would pick up, say whoever they are asking for isnt there and ask for the solicitors home phone number. Then she would tell them they will call back tomorrow about dinner time and speak with them. It would usually catch them off guard and they would say, "ummm, no thanks, goodbye."
07-06-2001, 01:43 PM
Sometimes I'll just leave the phone resting on the table and do something else for a couple of minutes. Then I come back and hang up.
07-06-2001, 01:43 PM
Blow up a paper bag. Pop bag. Scream "Ow, I've been shot!" and hang up.
07-06-2001, 01:48 PM
You can pretend that you are a shut-in and have no one to talk to. Start telling them personal (made up) information about your sister's kids or your cats or talk about your favorite tv shows.
There is always the pass the phone game. Requires 2 or more people unless you can do voices. That's fun when I have friends over; wow, that realy sounds great, but you had better talk to my sister about it... I don't have a credit card, but my dad will be interested... and so on. Make sure they go through the whole pitch each time. I think the most we got was 6 times. See if you can do better.
Name calling. Use non-vulgar names because some can hang up if you use vulgarity. You can either do the random names every few seconds (al la turette's syndrome) and deny saying it or the conversational method. "Go ahead Spamboy, let me hear what you got... Hey Milky Licker, does that come with both packages?" and so on. Watch the "Jerky Boys" for inspiration.
Humming. Some presentations just need musical acompanyment. Try to help out.
Silence. Only resopnd to inquerys such as "Are you still there?", try to use the same phrase, such as "Yes, please continue" even when it is not appropriate.
Rainman. "Yeah, uh huh, Kmart sucks". I think you can figure this one out.
Distraction. Keep getting interupted by imagenary people. Ask the gentleman to repeat what he just said. Do this about every 12 seconds.
Gay phone sex. You have to be comfortable with yourself to do this. Only do it when others around you know what's up. 'nuf said.
07-06-2001, 02:59 PM
say "i five finga old" in a kid's voice w/a chinese accent over and over
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