Telephone Solicitors

I don’t like telephone solicitation. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it. I mean, robocalls–meh. But I took real pleasure in having this conversation with an actual live solicitor:


Telephone rings

Me: Hello?

Solicitor: Hello, I’m from Hearing Solutions.

Me: Who?

Solicitor: Is there anyone in your family who may be hard of hearing?

Me: What?

Solicitor: This is Nathan calling to help.

Me: “Satan calling from hell?”

Pause – Dial Tone

Me: Heh-heh.

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41 Responses to Telephone Solicitors

  1. Don White says:

    That’s funny.

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  2. Derusley says:

    Greatness. 👌

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Sue Cass says:

    LOL I’ll have to try that.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Love it. It’s also fun to pretend not to speak English (or Spanish).

    My son took some time once to assure someone selling a credit card that he was far too irresponsible to have such a product.

    Responsible and funny.

    God bless, Mitch!

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  5. Ohhh, my Mitch it’s funny but a bit naughty too.

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  6. I’m getting two dozen calls a day. It’s making me really aggravated. Seems “do not call list” doesn’t mean anything.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Me too, Carl. There’s a big multi-state lawsuit currently against one of the major computer-dialing service providers. They’ve literally made billions of calls to people on the Do Not Call list!


  7. quiall says:

    Ha ha ha! Have you heard of the YouTube recording of How To Deal With a Telemarketer by Tom Mabe. It’s hilarious!

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  8. If you need those digital wizards in your ears, I found Costco has them priced appealingly as a loss leader to draw us oldies into the store. At least, that’s my take. If you can actually hear well Mitch, good for you.

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  9. southernhon1 says:

    I would love to do that! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  10. says:

    Works for me every single time.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Too funny! My phone number is on solicitation overload…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Wow, that was fast!

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  13. trE says:

    Haha! Haha! Bet they won’t call again. Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. jilldennison says:

    I LOVE it!!! I have a call blocker so that only people on my contact list are allowed through, but I do love your responses! I’ll keep it in mind for future reference!

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  15. Good one! I may use it! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  16. pennsivity says:

    Loved this,.. started chuckling then a full blown laugh, …serve ‘em right!!! ✨🙏✨Penn✨

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  17. Ann Coleman says:

    That’s the perfect way to handle it!

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  18. A few clever options: My mom would just start speaking in German; my sister once stayed on the phone, rambling on and on about how many bills and debts she already had (I’m pretty sure almost all of them were made up); a friend of mine once started pretending to be selling a rival’s version of the same product or service and started sharing his “sales pitch” right back at them.
    Unfortunately, you can’t do any of this with recorded messages.

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  19. Janice Reid says:

    Clever! Mine are always someone calling from some political organization asking for money. I just don’t answer my home phone anymore 🤣.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. That’s hilarious, Mitch!

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