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Sodding PPI / Solar energy Scum

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by NorfolkDave, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. NorfolkDave

    NorfolkDave Donator

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    3 recorded messages this morning at home, get to work, what's the first call I get.......

    "We are obliged to inform you, blah blah, F'ing blah"

    Makes me want to spit.

    Dave
     
  2. DR2501

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    Yeah, they are annoying. I also get calls like "we're pleased to tell you you can claim compensation for your recent car accident" me "I wish, never had one although could do with the cash" then THEY have the cheek to hang up on me!
     
  3. Honest Bob

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    Just to make your day, have you had a look at the advert, at the top of the page, you can have free solar panels.
     
  4. DR2501

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    Lmao you're destined to have them :D
     
  5. NorfolkDave

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    I ought to get them out for a measure up, we have a listed building. The feature that is mentioned in the listing is the "outshot roof".

    Dave
     
  6. terry1001

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    They are very annoying, the ones that upset me the most are the ones who hang up just as you answer the phone on the third ring :mad:
    I deal withthem in different ways depending on the mood I'm in, sometimes I just hang up immediately and occasionally I will tell them what I think of their whole industry. On the other hand it's often a laugh to wind them up, I've left them hanging on for ages and a couple I've got to ring back several times at times when it will be more convenient to discuss the matter with them. Other ideas are to string them along and then tell them you live in a council house, that you don't actually have a computer etc. For the telephone surveys I say I'll be pleased to help them just as soon as they can give me an order number and address for invoicing my time at £100 per hour, min charge 3 hours - not many of them stay on the line after that.
    Generally I'm not rude as they are trying to do a job (of sorts) but the idiots who want me to let them access my computer so they can remove a virus are left in no doubt as to my feelings that they are fatherless thieving scum. There are some really good ways of winding up scammers both the telephone and email variety and I've seen some hilarious Youtube videos, when they ask for you by name there's the option of asking how well they know you and them telling them that you are a police officer investigating your murder and demanding their full details as you already have all the info on the phone they're using.
    Plenty of fun to had if you're in the mood or just hang up.
     
  7. tinmanofkent

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    I had a chap call me all the way from India about my accident recently.

    He said 'Can I just confirm your accident was within the last 4 years?'

    'Yes', I replied.

    'And that the accident was not your fault?'

    'Well,' I said 'I think it was my fault but all the eye witnesses said I wasn't to blame.'

    'OK sir, thank you I will now pass you to our senior partner.'

    The senior partner asks me after a long period of 'on hold' music,
    'Could you please tell me the nature of your accident?'

    'Yes', I replied, 'I **** myself'.

    'What?!'

    'My accident; I drank way to much, could barely stand up and **** my pants. It was really my fault but my friends said I shouldn't blame myself.'

    'Thank you sir, goodbye.'

    'Bye!'
     
  8. NorfolkDave

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    Thanks, made me laugh.

    Dave
     
  9. tinmanofkent

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    I used to like the double glazing people phoning up. I'd sound excited and tell them I was about to have my whole house re-glazed. Then I'd tell them to hold as I was going to get a pen, I'd put the phone on a table and carry on doing what I was doing. Give it 10 minutes then see if they had waited, if they had I'd say 'I'm still looking for a pen.'
     
  10. Honest Bob

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    Best one an old bloke in his eighties, who I play snooker with in my local club told me, he says got a phone call from a double glazing salesman this morning, so decided to string him along, asked him lots of questions about the double glazing, how long it would take to do, told him how many windows I had etc etc, then asked him if they had some good ladders, he said yes, they have all the equipment and would do a good job, so he said good, because I live on the eleventh floor of a block of council flats, he said he hung up on me.
     
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  11. CJK1965

    CJK1965 Banned BANNED

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    When we lived in the Midlands we used to get hounded by Staybrite windows, phone calls and cold calling on the doorstep, finally their pestering worked, I caved in and allowed them to come and view a broken pane with a view to quoting for a replacement.
    Saturday morning arrived, the salesmans big day, he arrived on time and had a big smile, very happy chap he was, I lead him through the house and out the back onto the patio. He stared eagerly at the rear windows looking for the broken pane ... "which one is broken Sir ? " .... I then pointed at the greenhouse ... "That one !"
    I never heard from them again after that :)
     
  12. Patrick

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    I suppose you could answer these nuisance calls by saying "I have two words to say to you and the second one is off"or is that a bit too impolite or if you have an answer phone your message could be along the lines of "If your a telemarketing/nuisance call hang up anyone else leave a message please
     
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