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  1. I called phone information for GD….The message was..”We are sorry.  We have no listing for a GD…”  How the hell can I call GD to harass?     Maybe I will just have to do that here.      GD…those callers are just trying to make an honest buck….or  euro in your case.

  2. It’s not us.  We just installed some new equipment and it has nothing to do with your phone system.  By the way your lights shouldn’t dim from time to time now.

  3. Damn it, you’re supposed to call us back to find out who’s bugging you, and we take you for a few euros on our premium lines! You’re going to ruin it now telling everyone ye’re ignoring it.
    Spoilsport!
    😉

  4. Willie – Of course Information don’t have a number for me.  I’m ex-directory.  You can’t be too careful, you know?  Are you seriously suggesting that people are paid to piss me off?  Weird…

    TheCIA – I found that stuff you installed [and also the stuff that was supposed to be a decoy].  And trying to install a bug up Sandy’s arse wasn’t funny.

    Smartass – Funny looking premium numbers?  I never bother phoning numbers back.  If people really want me, they’ll call again.

  5. If they could just agree an industry standard that the digits 666 would appear whenever they cold call it would all be a  lot simpler.

  6. Ice storm forecast here in the southland Sun-Tues. Can’t handle a dusting of snow here, never mind ice. Seen it before. The roads will be closed, the pub will be shut, the power will be out, the house will be pitch dark and freezing,no TV. Pray for me GD.

  7. The silent calls are made by a computer; it dials a series of random numbers, if a called number is answered then that number is logged as a ‘live’ one.
    The live number lists are then sold on to cold-calling companies. All of these computer calls originate from overseas as the practice is illegal in Europe.
    The calls are a modern plague, especially when a call is made at 0500 on a Sunday morning!

  8. TT – As I keep saying… Global Warming is a curse?

    Steve – Thanks for that.   That makes complete sense, though it’s not a particularly cheering idea.  Loads more cold-calls?  Fuck!

  9. It’s not global warming. It’s climate change. Extremes. Harsher winters and drier summers. Which is what we are seeing. Birds are falling out of the sky.

  10. Birds have been fall’n out of the sky for quite a while here…we call it Duck Hunting Season…

  11. I reproduce hereunder an e-mail which I got a couple of days ago. I have been doing exactly what is recommended and I’ve been having FUN!
    I actually got a pamphlet and begging letter from ASH (Anti-Smoking f*ckers). After ascertaining that the postage-paid return envelope was ‘clean’ (i.e. no bar-code or other identifying marks) I enclosed a sheet of used toilet paper.
    Oh, the joy!

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    REVENGE
    ON THE TELEMARKETER

    Three
    Little Words That Work!!

    (1)
    The three little words: ‘Hold On, Please…’
    Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off
    ( instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing
    call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales
    would grind to a halt.

    Then when you eventually hear BT’s ‘beep-beep-beep’
    tone, you know it’s time to go back and hang up your handset
    …. you have efficiently completed your task..

    These three little words could help eliminate telephone
    soliciting.

    (2)
    Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one
    on the other end?

    This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone
    calls and records the time of day when a person answers
    the phone.

    This technique is then used to determine the best time of day
    for a ‘real’ salesperson to call back and get someone at
    home.

    What you can do after answering: If you notice there is no
    one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button
    on the phone, 6 or 7 time
    s as quickly as possible.
    This confuses the machine that dialled the call and it kicks your
    number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to have your name in their system any longer!!!

    (3)
    When you get those ‘pre-approved’ letters in the mail
    for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and
    similar type junk, do not throw away the return
    envelope.

    Most of these come with postage-prepaid return envelopes,
    right?

    It costs them more than the regular postage ‘IF’ and when
    they are returned. It costs them nothing if you throw them away!
    In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk
    mail and put it in these cool little, postage-prepaid
    return envelopes.

    Send an advert for your local chimney sweeper to American
    Express … they might need one!
    Send a pizza coupon to HSBC … in case their canteen packs up. You get the
    idea.
    If you didn’t get anything else that day, then
    just send them back their blank application form ……..
    after all, it is their form!

    If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name
    isn’t on anything you return.

    You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to
    just to keep them guessing! It still costs them, and it
    is their envelope after all .. you are just returning
    it!!!!

    The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a
    lot of their own junk back in the post, but folks …… we need
    to OVERWHELM them, in order to stop them.

    Let’s let them know what it’s like to get lots of junk mail,
    and best of all they’re paying for it … Twice!

    Let’s help keep Royal Mail busy. Since the
    Royal Mail are saying that e-mail is cutting into their
    business profits, let’s help them so they will not need
    to increase postage costs again. You get the idea!

    If enough people follow these tips, it will work —- maybe
    you’ll get very little junk mail anymore..

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