Ooooh, i really like that one - will give it a tryjaneburrows said:Hi Emma
I get cold calls all the time, they're a real pain.
When I'm feeling brave or peed off I sometimes say something like -
"I am so sorry but what you have to sell does not interest me. However, I do have a free appointment for a manicure this afternoon if you are interested"
Cuts them dead! All of course in my best 'salon' voice.
Give it a try - it cheers you up!!
Hey Jackie, that one reminded me of what my mother does. They generally ask her if my father is there and she says "no i'm sorry he left me for another woman". You've no idea how quickly they get off the phone!! Me poor dad wouldnt know what to do with another woman after 50 years, lol!!!!!!JackieMc said:I'm really mean when I answer a 'cold call' at my mum's house. You see the telephone is still under my grandmothers surname and of course they ask 'is that Mrs Walters?' when they phone......... I tell them, in a rather shaky voice, that Mrs Walters has died, (I'm telling the truth, just not telling them it was years ago) and it stops them dead in their tracks, hasty apologies and they've gone! Works wonders!! :twisted:
I love that one - I think I'll change my method to that!dee said:my mates boyfriend does this , answers, tells em someone is at the door and to hold on for 2 seconds and then goes and watches telly really loud :twisted: ,
Oh dear... you guys make me laugh!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:BeachBabe said:I get calls from Conservatory companies all the time, I let them go all the way through their spiel and even so far as making an appointment sometimes and then I say...'would i need planning permission for a conservatory on a second floor flat?' They usually hang up then. he he