After spending five minutes of my life that I'll never get back again trying to politely get rid of a slick-talking dude who'd phoned, intent upon selling me seasons tickets to the opera, I asked my Facebook pals "What's the best way to deal with telemarketers?"
I do not want to install solar panels on my roof or refinish my kitchen cabinets. I also do not want to paint my house, redo my floors, install a pool or resurface the one I don't have. So can you all please stop calling me?
I've had lots of experience with telemarketers. I've probably received, conservatively, 500 telemarketer calls. Here are 12 things I've done, listed in descending order -- from most rude, to least rude -- to get rid of them.
It makes me unbelievably annoyed that I have to put up with this crap. I just want to trust people. I just want to be able to open my door and answer my damn phone without someone trying to get something from me.