Guest post by Winifred
Winifred says When I get a cold call, I say ‘I am not buying anything’.
They usually say ‘I am not selling anything’
So I say, ‘then why are you calling invading my private time. Take me off your list’
One caller was very determined.
I’d told him that I wasn’t buying anything but he persisted and in the end I just put the phone down.
Then he had the cheek to ring back and complain that I was rude to him.
So I said ‘I did not give you my telephone number. I told you I was not interested in anything you had to sell, My home time is very valuable to me. But you would not listen so I put the phone down in hopes that you would finally get the message’
I hope he has got the message.
I might try my cousin’s approach instead. When he gets a cold call, he says ‘just a minute’, puts the phone down and walks away.
This wastes their phone bill and annoys them.