How To Get Rid Of Telemarketing

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I’m cooking some red peppers when the phone rings :

– 喂,你好,黄先生系唔系屋企?

I hate bloody telemarketing, especially in Cantonese.

– 对不起,不会说广东话。(“Sorry, I don’t speak Cantonese…” in Cantonese)
– 喂, 你好,你是不是。。。
– 对不起,不会说汉语。(“Sorry, I don’t speak Mandarin…” in Mandarin)
– English okay ?
– Sorry, I only speak French.
– 拜拜 !

Yeah, bye bye…

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8 Comments

  1. ~*SilverNeurotic*~ on

    I’ve only had English speaking telemarketers. I usually just hang up on them while they are in the middle of their spiel.

  2. The reason why we have Chinese telemarketer is the phone is under my partner’s name – Chinese name obviously 😉

    Otherwise I don’t hang up on people, no matter which language they speak !

  3. Princesse Ecossaise on

    hehehe that’s classic! I must try that next time!

    In other news, you were a runner up in the joke competition, yayyyyy!

  4. Chinese telemarketing, hmm, I haven’t had that yet! Telemarketers ALWAYS call during dinner, I dunno why, it’s a sixth sense of theirs I guess… Initially I’m annoyed, but I never hang up, I try and be nice and tell them I’m not interested, I feel bad, what an annoying job for them…

  5. Yeah, it’s a shitty job. I’m never rude, but don’t call me after a long day at work or worse – early morning. Basically, don’t call me. In Cantonese. Or aything else.

  6. Monday Morning Power on

    I Love the look of your blog, as well as what you are saying. However, I have not come across Chinese telemarketers. I have a technique that I use; if I answer the phone and say hello twice with no response, then I am sure that I have been hot by a predictive dialer and I simply hang up.

    I have frequented quite a few blogs that you have also frequented so I thought I would take a look at yours. So far I like what I see.

    Would you be interested in a link swap? Check out my site http://mondaymorningpower.blogspot.com. If you like what you see and agree, then link my site to yours, leave me a comment on my blog that you have done so and I will immediately do the same.

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