Telemarketer Repellent

We’ve all had those calls; usually right around dinner time, or when you’re up on a ladder or in the restroom or playing with your kids or thinking through a document or something.

The phone rings. "Is this the person in the household who .. "?

LifeHack posts "Top 10 Telemarketer Repellant".

There’s some good ones therein. My repellent is to declare that I’m in the business of whatever they’re selling and give them this:

I’ll have you know I’m a professional xyzzy. You guys blow through town, taking the food out of the mouths of my children. You blow out of town, leaving dissatisfied customers in your wake which makes it all the harder for me to earn a living at what I do best. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Depending on my mood, I’ll either play weepy or angry.

Gets ’em every time.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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