This guy obviously has too much time on his hands.
If he actually got a lot of those calls - like say if he worked on IT procurement teams he would never have enough time to go through it.
My method, its tried, its true and they never call back, put them on hold and see how long they last - 37 minutes 42 seconds from some Paper company in NY State that said they sold paper that could "help printer preformance".
The Calgary Herald used to call up my brother-in-law all the time trying to get him to subscribe. He got tired of it and one day he told them that he was illiterate. The apologized profusely and never called him again.
that's hilarious. I usually give them the manuel buzzer. One time a lady got really mad at me because I told them I was my mom, then I yelled in the phone and said "who are you to question my sex through my voice!".
That's a job I would love to have for about 3 hours, just to see what kind of things they have to deal with.
I find the old "I'm not interested" approach works pretty well.
It's funny the contempt we hold telemarketers in. We all had pretty tough jobs at one point. Humiliating and frightening that kid (I assume he was scared, I couldn't listen over those cackling baboons) for 5 minutes just seems cruel to me.
I mean what is more of an inconvenience? Saying you aren't interested and hanging up after 15 seconds, or spending hours writing a script and then reading it over the phone? Kind of self-defeating if you ask more.
Sheesh, what a sourpuss I am. It was funny at the start.
I don't like to bug telemarketers because I used to be one. Tough way to make a living, and the only reason it's tough is because people decided it's funny to be pricks. Everyone has a right to make a living, IMO.