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David, Dateline: To Catch A Predator wants to talk to you.

Posted by monkey | June 29, 2007 10:12 AM

Not again!

Posted by David Schmader | June 29, 2007 10:14 AM

I like her calm, reasoned approach.

I'd be yelling and calling names.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | June 29, 2007 10:22 AM

Telemarketing? Really? I'd forgotten that they existed, having been cell-only for some time now.

Posted by tsm | June 29, 2007 10:24 AM

kid needs to sign her family up for the do not call registry! it really works!

Posted by Laurel | June 29, 2007 10:26 AM

I had someone from the Seattle Times call me at work to talk about home delivery.

I'd be sorry I didn't listen to her spiel except, well, I'm not.

Posted by Chris B | June 29, 2007 10:32 AM

Like hell it does. Anyone who's ever had a "business relationship" with you is still allowed to call, and THEY get to say what that means, not you. In the case of banks, it means "we are an affiliate of another bank that used to be an affiliate of another bank you had a credit card with once", and they will call you a hundred times in a row. And of course, charities, market research, and politics are all exempt.

If there was a button I could push that would send a ten penny nail through the head of the caller at 1,000 miles per hour I would push it with glee. Yes, I know it's not the fault of the loser on the phone, fumbling her way through the inane script. I just want them all to die horrible deaths.

They are INVADING MY HOME. At least the guy at the door has the courtesy to knock first, and the balls to show his face. Besides, it's usually a couple of very sweet old ladies with some Good News about Jehovah, which is almost adorable.

Posted by Fnarf | June 29, 2007 10:34 AM

I'm half-tempted to ditch having a phone at all. My e-mail box has some nice filtering on it, so it's almost spam-free. I can do no such thing with my phone.

Posted by supergp | June 29, 2007 10:36 AM

Fnarf, you can opt out and then they can't contact you unless it's regarding your active account. Read your privacy policy.

Posted by monkey | June 29, 2007 11:17 AM

Fnarf, it worked for us.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | June 29, 2007 11:21 AM

Those jobs have unbelievably high turnovers. So, yeah, it does bother telemarketers when they get get yelled at.

Even when I was unemployed for half a year, I refused to take a job doing that shit. Who needs that kind of stress? It's also an ethical matter. The people most susceptible to telemarketers and solicitors are the polite and the stupid and the polite stupid. I'm not going to participate in the fleecing of old ladies.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 29, 2007 11:34 AM

hello fanarf, and how are you doing this afternoon? thank you for expressing interest in our services. would you be interested in purchasing some high quality ten penny nails? maybe i could give you a call to discuss the importance of getting the correct nail for your task. how would six o'clock work for you? or maybe eight on saturday?

Posted by infrequent | June 29, 2007 11:36 AM

I was waiting for her to call the telemarketers doodoo heads.

Posted by SDA in SEA | June 29, 2007 11:49 AM

I've read my privacy policy, and it says that Citibank and all of Citibank's affliates and partners can contact me ABOUT BANKING SERVICES. So no, I'm not getting the calls from local businesses about doing my gutters anymore, but I am getting calls FROM CITIBANK'S AFFILIATES AND PARTNERS several times a week.

And the Shriners and the Police Guild call constantly about donating to their fundraiser for burned children. And Maria Cantwell and John Dean call ALL THE FRIGGING TIME.

The Do-Not-Call law, and the YOU-CAN-SPAM law, were both written by the Direct Marketing Association.

Posted by Fnarf | June 29, 2007 11:51 AM

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