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Old 06-19-2014, 05:19 PM   #31 (permalink)
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A l-o-n-g "blast" from a canned-air HORN should wake-them-UP to the point that YOU are NOT happy they called you.
The high tech way to do this is to have two phones connected to the same line sitting next to each other on your desk. When you get an unwanted call, pick up the 2nd handset and place the two handsets next to each other so the 2nd handset's receiver is touching the 1st handset's transmitter and the 2nd handset's transmitter is touching the 1st handset's receiver. This will initiate a cascading audio feedback loop similar to the screech on a PA system when its gain is set too high. This feedback loop is something that was easy to do on the old fashioned phones where the transmitter was on a cord and you held it to your ear.

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Old 06-19-2014, 05:56 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The high tech way to do this is to have two phones connected to the same line sitting next to each other on your desk. When you get an unwanted call, pick up the 2nd handset and place the two handsets next to each other so the 2nd handset's receiver is touching the 1st handset's transmitter and the 2nd handset's transmitter is touching the 1st handset's receiver. This will initiate a cascading audio feedback loop similar to the screech on a PA system when its gain is set too high. This feedback loop is something that was easy to do on the old fashioned phones where the transmitter was on a cord and you held it to your ear.
In the good old days of rotary phones you could slam the phone down on somebody and not do any damage to the phone. All phone salesmen had that happen to them at sometime or another. But that was in the days before flimsy telephones and a culture that frowns on offending anyone.

Anyway, your suggested method still requires answering the phone. Once you answer it you still need to connect with a live rep. If you are going to go that far with time wasted on the call, you might as well do the F-U holler at the top of your lungs. It makes the message a personal one, which is a more memorable event than merely generating noise. It also has the added benefit of allowing you to vent your spleen.

Shh, don't let any legislators read this. They might want to pass a law against "phone rage"...
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Are you guys serious?!?!?! I use to do telemarketing. Everything mentioned here would make me relist the call for someone else to call in a few hours or days.

Yeah, only thing air horns are good for is making youtube videos of those you surprise in traffic or on the sidewalk.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:10 PM   #34 (permalink)
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That's OK- I have lots of profanities to unleash and it's the perfect outlet.


Amen to that!!!

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Old 06-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Cool

When we moved a few years ago we got a number that the previous owner had credit problems. Between the collection calls I managed to piece together the persons name, address and found some info online. My sides use to hurt from laughing from carrying on with the daily collectors that called that person about their out standing debts. Week 3 I was going to start recording them for youtube and setup a youtube channel, but my room mate changed out number.

I dont believe I crossed the line of id thieft, but I my mouth wrote a lot of checks that couldnt be cashed.
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Are you guys serious?!?!?! I use to do telemarketing. Everything mentioned here would make me relist the call for someone else to call in a few hours or days.

Yeah, only thing air horns are good for is making youtube videos of those you surprise in traffic or on the sidewalk.
Your words tell us a lot about you, Mr. Cobb. It's a good thing you quit your telemarketing job. If you were ever to call me I would have a few well chosen words for you.
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I had a very short career as a telemarketer and an even shorter one, but that was 1998, and when someone asked me to remove their name from my list, I did.

More than anything, I hated those jobs!

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