Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Your call...

Dear Telemarketer/Bill Collector/Surveyer/Other...

Your calls are ignored for the following reasons:

1)You don't leave a message. If you don't leave a message, then by definition you are a prank caller. Why would I worry about speaking to you?

2)You leave an incomplete message. "This is an attempt to collect a debt. Please call number @#$%^." Uh-huh. If you don't bother to say who you're calling, why should I worry? Obviously, it's not me, right?

3)You have the wrong number BUT you are a machine so it's impossible for me to tell you it's a wrong number. I wonder how many times your machine will call before it gives up?

4)Your message begins "If you would like to hear this message in Spanish, press one..." Nope. I don't want to hear it in Spanish so I hang up.

5)Your message begins "--24593u". Who knows what the rest of the message was?

6)If you really want me to answer the phone, then a real person should make the call. When they do, I answer the phone, inform them they've called the wrong number, and after that they don't call again.

7)How do I know the rest are wrong numbers? I don't owe anybody any amount of money anywhere.



  1. My favorite is "This is about your current credit card account." My response as I hang up. "No it's not, as I don't have one..."

  2. I once had a debt collector looking for a person with the same name as me. I do not run up debts - ever. This nong rang back when I hung up on him. I gave him such a bollicking over the phone he never rang again probably due to ball shrinkage

  3. They're looking for someone who either wrote the phone number down incorrectly OR had the number a long time ago. When I DO get a real person and give them that information, I don't usually hear from them again.