I am SO very T.I.R.E.D. of rushing to the phone for solicitors... if we don't answer they just KEEP. CALLING. AND. CALLING. AND. CALLING!! So one particular phone call I did it.. I finally baffled a solicitor!!
I honestly don't know what came over me, but after telling the millionth solicitor that we are on the "Do NOT Call List" I guess I thought I would change things up a bit.
So here is how the phone call went:
|Yes, that is our CURRENT phone... remember way back |
to the days of the 900MHZ cordless phones :)?!
Me: Who is calling??
Him mumbling: Uh, what?!
Me: Well YOU called ME... who is calling??
Him mumbling again: Joe from... (couldn't quite understand what company he was supposed to be with)
Me: I have been WAITING for your call!!
Me: I have been WAITING for YOUR call!!
Him: What?! Uhm... uh... M'am, you have a NICE day if you have been waiting for my call...
The last line he snarked with some sarcasm & then, he did it... HE. HUNG. UP. and did NOT call back ever since!!
Insert smiley & me doing a happy dance... my kids were amazed & wanted to know what he said when I said I was waiting for his call... as soon as they heard me say those words, they all stopped & watched me... waiting to hear what I was going to sat next... LOL.
So there you go!! Apparently I must have freaked the solicitor out because he never called back... after calling multiple times a day for months on end, in spite of my telling him we are on the "Do NOT Call List" & in spite of me filing complaints at donotcall.gov he called mercilessly.
If you keep receiving phone calls from solicitors, why don't you try answering Mama Lee style & see if it works for you too?? Oh, & be sure to come back & tell me about it (be sure to keep it clean though as this is a family friendly blog... I am sure I don't have to say that, but for the sake of full disclosure I will ;0).
What is YOUR favorite way to answer a phone call you suspect or know is from a solicitor?? Have you ever convinced one to not call back?? What is your favorite response to end the solicitor call madness?? A friend of mine used to answer the phone "Insane asylum, please hold..."... yep, true story!!