Telemarketers. Rarr.



Since I don't have a landline phone anymore (and have never really had one in my name) I don't have to deal with telemarketers very often. The last time I was bothered was probably over a year ago, but it really got under my skin – trying to sell me something by calling my cell phone.. a call that most people would end up using precious minutes by answering. It was just frustrating and annoying – I don't care if I really did win a cruise, I don't want to be told about it while I'm in the middle of dinner.

There's always the "do not call list" but that just seems too passive. A bit more satisfying is the FCC's online form for reporting telemarketing calls and faxes. Next time you get interrupted while eating dinner, or just trying to relax, try filling out FCC Form 1088 "Junk Faxes and Telemarketing" and see if it help vent some of that frustration. 🙂

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7 Comments »

  1. spudart (890 comments) said,

    telemarketers. yeah… and i still have an asterisk by my name on sparxmind. Go figure that one out! I haven't left a junk comment in a while. Oh wait. I think this one is a junk comment. This only extends my asterisk punishment.

    February 26, 2008 @ 11:30 pm


  2. spudart (890 comments) said,

    Oh wait. That is not an asterick, it's actually a snowflake! ROCK ON! I get to have a snowflake by my name!

    February 26, 2008 @ 11:30 pm


  3. Kate (183 comments) said,

    telemarketers are annoying. seriously, if i want to buy something, i will go out and buy it. i don't need anyone calling me to inform me of some stupid thing that i don't need or never will need or have a use for in my life. what a waste of time and effort on their part. and they always call at the most inconvenient times too…grrrr. i would be more than happy to see the ways to telemarketing go away.

    February 27, 2008 @ 8:14 am


  4. Kate (183 comments) said,

    oh and i like how the little "snowflake" next to spudart's name still says "cheater" hahahaha!!! too funny 😛

    February 27, 2008 @ 8:15 am


  5. spudart (890 comments) said,

    And then the snowflake says, "you betta watch out, cuz I got me six arms!… or do I have six legs? Or maybe it's two legs and four arms! Awwww yeah!"

    February 27, 2008 @ 12:21 pm


  6. spudart (890 comments) said,

    FOOOOOORRRRRRTTTTTYYYYY COOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEENNNNTTTSSSS!
    Oh wait? What's that I hear?
    Oh yes, it is angels singing.

    February 27, 2008 @ 12:24 pm


  7. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    I have caller ID, so i can tell when a telemarketer is calling. Sometimes I like to answer the phone and say the following in a heavy Chinese accent, "Hello, Chinese Pizza. Pick up or delivery?" And I'll just repeat that over and over each time saying the phrase in an increasing angry voice. It brings me great joy.

    February 29, 2008 @ 5:34 pm


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