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When Did I Become Thirty?
or "Wait, there are people who were born in 1994?!"
10th-Dec-2007 02:02 am
I have discovered the perfect way to never have to talk to telemarketers ever again.

Every time you answer your phone...sound like an answering machine.

Buy one of those little mini airhorns and every time that phone rings answer it with, "Hello, you've reached ###-####, we're not available to come to the phone right now, so please leave a message after the tone!" then blow the airhorn. Then say, "Yeah, hi, what can I do for you?"

10th-Dec-2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
Oh my mom's going to just love that one!!
10th-Dec-2007 02:47 pm (UTC) - Heh, I Did Something Similar
I remember the phone ringing the other day, looked at the caller ID and knew it was a telemarketer.

So, I picked up the phone and made him think he dialed a radio show in the midst of a "name that song" contest.

"For $10,000," I asked, "what's the name of the song?" After five seconds of silence, I told him something to the effect of, "Oh, time's up, it was the theme to 'Green Acres'. They even say it in the song. 'Green Acres is the place to be.' I bet you feel awful." Still silence. "And, cat's got your tongue, too."
11th-Dec-2007 02:15 am (UTC) - Re: Heh, I Did Something Similar
Hah, genius! We don't have caller ID, though

Speaking of Radio Shows, I've been meaning to ask you for a while, any tips or tricks for this rookie-in-training?
11th-Dec-2007 02:30 am (UTC) - Well... Basically...
...just be yourself. You're an invited guest into someone's home, car or place of business/work. Need more advice? Just ask.
11th-Dec-2007 05:10 am (UTC) - Re: Well... Basically...
As my PD (he says he's not our teacher, he's our PD) says, "We are cheerleaders for society"

Sean's fantastic at what he does, I'm just nervous as hell about breaking into the business itself (see my freakout post of a couple nights ago, for instance)

and I appreciate your offer, can I use you as a reference? :P
11th-Dec-2007 01:12 pm (UTC) - Absolutely
FWIW, I was nervous my first few shows -- especially after the second one, we had an outbreak of tornadoes.
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