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[Jul. 30th, 2003|12:28 am]
Nite Mirror
Taken from Chicago Ed:


Last week the telemarketers were working overtime. One day I had five calls within a three hour span. So here is my new response to them. It brings all of them to a dead stop.


"This is Joe Blow from XYZ Company, is Mr. Ed Schwartz there please?"

"Well yes he is sort of. He died yesterday and we're having his wake. Would you like to talk to the widow?"


Cruel, but effective. Try it, you'll like it.

[User Picture]From: tom_vroom
2003-07-30 04:29 am (UTC)

Umm yes, but...

They have interrupted your life right? They have bothered you? You still had to talk to them?

I like the response, it does shorten the calls by quite a bit I'm sure. But in the end we'll all have the last "click".

The national do not call list, and then the ringing stopped.

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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2003-07-30 01:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Umm yes, but...

I was just repeating what Ed Schwartz printed as part of his weekly editorial in his syndicated newspaper column for the Lerner newspapers. His current column can be found at the "Chicago Ed" link I have above.

I guess I should have made that more clear. :-/

BTW in Indiana we've had a no call list for some time now and it works great. I hope the national one does not supersede Indiana's and mess things up.
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2003-07-31 01:25 pm (UTC)

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