It's Too Hot For Movies
I must confess that this is not an idea that's original to me. I was surfing, bored, and came upon a site where people were discussing different telemarketing problems (as in constant calls, calls at night or early in the morning, etc.) and there was a person there who described what he did.
It sounded like so much fun that I tried it today. I should have written the 'script' down first, I kind of stuttered a little through it but DAMN it was funny! Here's how my conversation went and feel free to copy it or come up with a much better one.
Here's what you do. Next time you get one of those 'Unknown Caller', 'Not Provided', 'Private Number', or a call from across the country and you don't know anyone across the country (make really sure it's not a relative first or somebody's gonna cry), try something in this vein:
<Phone Rings, I pick it up on the second ring>
Me: Is it done?
She: Umm, is Shoy there?
Me: Is. It. Done? You cashed my check two weeks ago, you said it would be done.
She: Uh, I'm trying to talk to Shoy I think...
Me: Look, is he dead? You said no problem, he'd be dead. Is he dead?
She: Umm I think you have me confused...
Me: I paid you people two weeks ago! You said it would be done! Is it done?
Me: YOU CASHED THE CHECK - IS HE DEAD YET?
She: I think that maybe you've confused me with someone else.
Me: I think you should stop calling me constantly with telemarketer calls. <click>
Okay, that was TOTALLY nasty of me but I'm still gonna write out a couple of scenarios so I'll sound smoother and I CAN'T WAIT for another telemarketer call. 'Cause let's face it, it's too hot to review a movie (Our A/C hasn't shut off except for a couple of hours in the morning and the weather is going to be that way all week).
What was MASSIVELY funny is that she's talking to someone who PAID to have someone murdered (as far as she knows) and yet she's STILL trying to stick to her telemarketing script.
I've heard that some people are making a hobby out of keeping careful track of numbers and suing for money from those who call against the registry but that's too much work.
And I'm just too evil.