You might think a call from a telemarketer is the worst thing that could happen. But I see it as an opportunity, an opportunity to mess with their minds.
The job of a telemarketer is to call you at inappropriate times and talk in an Indian accent. And this normally makes most people despise them. But I play a game with them. I try to get them to hang up first.
A few years ago that was easy. I would just wait while they talked, they have a lot to say, but they don’t always ask the right questions. You see I need to be over 18 for them to sell me anything. So I would wait and listen, and after 15 minutes (sometimes more) they would ask if I was over 18. I would say no, and they would hang-up. Too easy.
But now that I’m older I can’t use that trick anymore. So I made a new one.
Recently I have had three or four calls from telemarketers trying to sell me funeral insurance. And that gave me an idea. If they’re trying to sell me funeral insurance, they’re telling me I’m going to die!
So I ask, “Am I going to die?” And they hang-up.