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Evil TelemarketersIt has happened twice now. Some nameless carpet cleaning company calls my cell phone (a no no in the first place) to try to get me to schedule service with them. It is a computer that actually calls which then prompts me to select the number 1 to schedule appointment. I am then sent over to a “real” human being whom I assume schedules the service.

Both times I have asked to be taken off list and the person on the other just end hangs up on me. I called them back at the number that registers on my phone – 602-325-0060, and I get a message that the number is not in service.

First of all I hate when a computer calls me. Secondly I hate getting sales calls on my cell phone. Isn’t that against the law anyway? But what really gets me is that they just hang up when I ask to be removed from their call list. So, the next time this company calls, I’m going to handle things a bit differently.

I’m going to actually schedule service with them. That’s right! And I’m going to tell them that I live in a 7,000 square foot home and have something like 10 rooms that need cleaning. I’ll encourage them to send 2 crews. When they actually show up, I’ll act dumb and tell them that I never asked them to come out. “You must have made a mistake,” is what they will hear from me.

Evil or genius? Maybe we should all start doing things like this when telemarketers refuse to remove us from call lists. 😉

P.S. If and when they do call back and I schedule service, I’ll come back and reveal who they are here.


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