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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Davycc » 10 Aug 2013, 16:19

Sheepy wrote:Anyone getting sick of cold callers? One guy just ring me up and opened things with this line:

'Hello Sir, I am ringing from SuchandSuch company, have you heard about the governments solar panel energy scheme'.

Here we go again....

So I replied

'I am not really interested'

He replied

'Can I ask you why not'.

So I said

'I'm not really into energy conservation, infact I am trying to use more energy than I require by leaving lights on and running the hot water tap through the night'.

To which the bloke replied

'Ok sir, thank you for your time'.

I advise anyone else to use this because it works and its damn funny hearing their reactions!


try answering everything with just the word "no" great fun, especially if it does not make sense.

either that or when they ask if that's Mr so and so or if the householder tell them you can't tell them as your burgling the house and can't give your name out.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Selby White » 10 Aug 2013, 17:05

Davycc wrote:
Sheepy wrote:Anyone getting sick of cold callers? One guy just ring me up and opened things with this line:

'Hello Sir, I am ringing from SuchandSuch company, have you heard about the governments solar panel energy scheme'.

Here we go again....

So I replied

'I am not really interested'

He replied

'Can I ask you why not'.

So I said

'I'm not really into energy conservation, infact I am trying to use more energy than I require by leaving lights on and running the hot water tap through the night'.

To which the bloke replied

'Ok sir, thank you for your time'.

I advise anyone else to use this because it works and its damn funny hearing their reactions!


try answering everything with just the word "no" great fun, especially if it does not make sense.

either that or when they ask if that's Mr so and so or if the householder tell them you can't tell them as your burgling the house and can't give your name out.



Just tell them you are interested but ask where they are going to put the panels has you live in a ground floor flat and dont have a roof.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby big jon » 10 Aug 2013, 17:16

cold callers..ggrrrr especially when they ring about 9pm. I look at the number, answer, say hello and let them start and then start speaking welsh. All of a sudden there's this awkward silence so I start again. Then they hang up :thumbup:
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby mapperleywhite » 11 Aug 2013, 10:57

I remember a sales call about conservatories.

I let the person do their sales pitch. We went through the questions on the script. We probably talked for about 10 minutes.

We were at the point of fixing up an appointment for an estimate, when I thought it fair to point out I live in a second floor apartment........
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby NottinghamWhite » 11 Aug 2013, 11:03

mapperleywhite wrote:I remember a sales call about conservatories.

I let the person do their sales pitch. We went through the questions on the script. We probably talked for about 10 minutes.

We were at the point of fixing up an appointment for an estimate, when I thought it fair to point out I live in a second floor apartment........



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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Maplewhite » 11 Aug 2013, 17:49

Speaking of telemarketers, I came across this a few years ago - bear with the quality of the recording, it's bloody funny. :thumbup:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/740134/te ... _hilarius/
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby SMorientes » 12 Aug 2013, 12:05

Just was wondering around the internet looking for lufc stuff to read since no-one's posting that much on here today and I'm proper bored doing well tedious stuff at work. Read a bit of square ball stuff and noticed they had a forum aswell, looked at the Leicester game thread and thought the opinions on the game were sensible and intelligent so I thought, oh this forum might be alright, might have a look on here occasionally. Then I had a look at one of their other popular threads and I wished I was back on here. Regular blatant, unmoderated racism and casually sexist posts, uncalled-for hateful abuse galore. What a horrible place. Something surprised me though, I rarely refrain from using bad language in general life, unless I'm around children or in a professional environment, I thought I had no problem with swearing whatsoever; however it really does alter the tone and atmosphere of a forum when the language is clean. When every other word is an obscenity it becomes terribly abrasive and unpleasant. It reminded me what a good job the mods do on here to keep the place 'family friendly' and enjoyable for all. :thumbup:
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby Deleted User 130 » 12 Aug 2013, 12:17

BAN HIM mods, do it now please! :P
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby johnh » 12 Aug 2013, 12:22

There was a series of letters in my daily paper recently about how to respond to cold callers. One correspondent said that he always interrupts the cold caller by saying 'before you go on, can I just talk to you about God'. Apparently, they hang up every time.
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Re: The blabla of the forum

Postby SMorientes » 12 Aug 2013, 12:25

johnh wrote:There was a series of letters in my daily paper recently about how to respond to cold callers. One correspondent said that he always interrupts the cold caller by saying 'before you go on, can I just talk to you about God'. Apparently, they hang up every time.


:thumbup: ask them if they have accepted Christ Jesus as their personal saviour yet. :D
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