may b a repost. but good one:-)
Bug the life out of irritating callers
Ten ways to stop those credit card sales, mobile companies, insurance calls from irritating you:
1 After the telemarketer finishes speaking, ask him/her to marry you.
2 Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment, and ask him/her, if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back.
3 Ask them to repeat everything they say, several times.
4 Tell them it is dinnertime, BUT ask if they would please hold. Put them on your speaker phone while you continue to eat at your leisure. Smack your food loudly and continue with your dinner conversation.
5 Tell them that all business goes through your agent, and hand the phone to your five year old child.
6 Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up.... Louder... Louder... Louder!
7 If they start out with, "How are you today?", say "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems............."
8 Tell them to speak very slowly because you want to write every word down.
9 Cry out in surprise, "Helen, is that you? I've been hoping you'd call! How is the family?" When they insist they are not Helen, tell them to stop joking. This works especially well if the telemarketer is really MALE.
10 Tell the ICICI call centre guy to call on your office number - and give him the HSBC call centre number.