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Mis them teler maketers
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-01-2004 at 03:43:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Answering a post below has reminded me of all the teller marketers and all the wonderful thingdthey were going to do for me at supper time. Particularly saving me a bundle on heating.
For all these thousands of dollars they're going to cut my heat bills in half.
I burn three cords wood and one tank oil a winter. The oil keeps the basement pipes from freezing. The wood warms our hearts. That oil isn't mich to buy. The wood falls out of the windrows. The wood lands in the fields. It has o be picked up one way of another. Besides, Their was a good fire involved with every child we concieved and we had a bunch of them. SSome have said to many. Then I asked which ones shall I get rid-of, the air falls silent.
Anyway.., my questions don't come easy!
What was your favorite teler marketer?

mama bear from oh    Posted 02-01-2004 at 13:36:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi, i ran acroos this site in search of information on chickens, that i think i may be wanting to get this spring. anyways i have came on a few times and just sit back and enjoyed reading some of the things on here. as to the teler maketers! well i was once one for of all things a cemetery/funeral home giving one plot away. when i was not doing that i was calling people that lost a love one and inviting them to a support group we provided, well i called this fellow one evening and low and behold he said to me i dont need a support group i need a date!!! (i was single at the time) and after i talked to him a bit, kinda lost track of his # a few weeks later he called where i worked and we went out, long story short, i'm not single anymore!!! neither is he. but then i dont teler maketer any more either...........

~Lenore    Posted 02-01-2004 at 14:06:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well if that don't beat all!! ;-)
I guess that is one teler marketeer story with a happy ending.

Stormie    Posted 02-01-2004 at 08:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
The credit cards were always fun. Windows and sidind was always fun to. One time the windows and siding guy asked if we would be interested in new siding and I told him our house was only 2 years old and was mostly brick. Which by the way is a lie. However, He was going to try to sell siding anyway he tried to tell me how much more money I could save on maintinence over the years. He said "you would be able to change colors if I ever got tired of one color, that's not possible with brick you know." That was one of the most desperate attempts to make a sale.

Usally, though we would just play stupid or ask the same question over and over but re-word it differently. Imature on our parts but as long as the company was willing to spend money on phone bills I was willing to waste it.

However, I don't miss them yet.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 02-01-2004 at 07:14:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just loved those aluminum siding salesmen that wanted to put aluminum on the trailer house I lived in at the time. I finaly told one of them to come on out and give me a estimate to cover my trailer and storage buildings......that sorta put and end to them calling and it was long before the NDNC list.

TO35    Posted 02-01-2004 at 06:13:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Favorites are the ones that don't call. Don't have that problem much anymore with the I wish we had a do not spam list....


Cosmo    Posted 02-01-2004 at 06:04:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
My favorite telemarketers were the ones who left a message on my ans. machine and were stupid enough to leave a toll free number. They always got a return call. I can't print it here but needless to say I vented quite well and told them my opinion of telemarketers in general and their parentage in particular. The Do-Not-Call list is one of the few good things the government has done for us peons.

Steve from Tn    Posted 02-01-2004 at 04:51:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Several years back, I saw Seinfeld tell a marketer that he couldn't talk right now. If they would just give their number, he would call back later to discuss their product. I thought,"Why not?" Seinfeld was still on when a marketer called and I tried Jerry's little number on him. The poor guy quite serriously gave me his number. I very seriously wrote it down. I never did call him back, but I looked up his area code. His call came from North Carolina. On Seinfeld, the guy told Jerry he couldn't do that and Seinfeld screamed,"Why, because you don't want me calling during your dinner?" My guy was too nice or very niave. I lost his number and have always regretted not calling him back.

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