Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Fight Telemarketing

There is a beautiful moment in Seinfeld where he picks up the phone, listens to a telemarketer's introduction, then says it's not a good time to talk but could he have the telemarketer's number to call him back later. No. "Oh, I guess because you don't want strangers calling you at home," Seinfeld shouts as he hangs up the phone.

EGBG has a script to use the next time a telemarketer calls you that directs you to question them about their life's details, with instructions for how to handle people who aren't interested in revealing much about themselves to you, such as, "I appreciate your concern, Mr/Mrs So and So, but didn't you call me?" As you question them, you complete the survey form, then rate the telemarketer's enthusiasm, wordchoice, etc, and send it to them. Or to EGBG for laughs.

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