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Another Telemarketer Meets "The Foil"
Another telemarketer met "The Foil"   ...me. For the record, I always give them a chance to get off the line without a hassle, it's the ones who think they're going to BS their way past my first rebuff that get the royal treatment.

*ring ring*

Me: Hello.
TM: Hello, Mr. Gaskill?

Me: Yes.
TM: Mr. Gaskill, this is Mark from SomeCompany and I'm calling to inform you that you've won a free psychic reading. Does that interest you, Mr. Gaskill?

Me: You're the psychic, you tell me.
TM: No, I'm not the psychic, I contact interested parties and give them the toll free number to call for their free reading.

Me: I'm not interested (the rebuff, hang up pal or get the treatment).
TM: Mr. Gaskill, this is a completely free call with no obligation whatsoever.

(he didn't take no for an answer, now he's in for it)

Me: What's in it for me?
TM: As I said, a free psychic reading.

Me: What's it cost?
TM: It's free, would you like me to repeat the offer?

Me: You said you contact interested parties. What made you think I was an interested party, Betty?
TM: It's Mark, and I'm calling to see if you are interested.

Me: So you don't contact interested parties like you said, you contact anyone and then try to determine if they're interested. Is that correct, Edna?
TM: It's Mark, and yes that's correct, now if I can just verify the informa...

Me (interrupting his attempt to verify whatever information he wanted to verify): Why did you lie to me then, Susan? That really hurts.
TM: I didn't mean to, I mean, you're difficult to talk to.

Me: Can you give my dog a reading? I forgot to get her a birthday present and she just turned 3 today.
TM: Are you kidding?

Me: Yeah, but don't tell my dog, she's getting really excited. Are you a member of the foofingoofer party, Agnes?
TM: Am I what?

Me: A member of the foofingoofer party . . . I don't trust foofingoofers, not even for my dog's reading.
TM: We don't do dog readings sir.

Me: Oh, so you discriminate against animals then. I'm calling the ASPCA. What's your name, Hortence?
TM: It's Mark. We don't give out our last names.

Me: Aha! So you don't want to be identified. What have you got to hide, Carol with no last name?
TM: I take it you're not interested?

Me: I told you that in the beginning but you wanted to waste my time so I wasted your time too. Would you like to waste some more time, Gertrude?
TM: *click*

You know, sometimes I almost enjoy persistent telemarketers.

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