Dear Sir or Madam,
am interested in some of your product and i want to know if You can ship to singapore.
FYI . . . I have a steam boat for sale on eBay and got this reply from a lady who has also talked to me about my Speedster for sale which did not meet my reserve price. At that time I replied with "which product are you interested in. I have several. Do you want the truck or the motocycles? She replied the motorcycles :~)"
Her response to my steamboat add. Possible to make payment via credit card, can you work with my client freight personal agent so they can Pickup the products directly from your location down to me.
So I asked if she wanted to buy a quantity of pre-packaged Viagra or Cialis, I am waiting for her reply with baited breath. It's fun to be old with time on your hands ;~)
I have a '47 Hudson parts car listed locally on Craigslist... scammers keep emailing me about shipping, etc. They go away when I respond "Cash only"
For any of you involved in manufacturing, you are probably aware of the plethora of free publications they want to send to you, which are little more than compilations of ads for crap you'll probably never buy. I used to sign up for these things when I was young and dumb. I liked to never got off their mailing lists. I changed jobs about 3 years ago and I got a former employee's old telephone extension. I get calls from these people all the time about signing up for these free magazines. They call and ask for "Frank ------". I tell them he doesn't work here anymore. Then they want to know who took his place. Well, no one for about a year, then my new boss. He doesn't want these subscriptions either, so I sure as L ain't about to give them HIS contact information! So then they want to know who else might want a subscription. No one. Then they want to know if I want a subscription. Well it don't take much of this for me to lose my temper. One day I told her off. My coworkers were aghast that I had told this woman I didn't want any of her d@mned magazines. But she keeps calling. A couple of weeks ago, she called looking for Frank........AGAIN! I told her to hold on. I laid the phone down and clearly asked my coworkers if anyone had seen Frank. Then I told her he was coming to the phone and laid it back down. After a minute or so, I picked it back up to feed her a little more crap, but she had hung up. So today, she calls and asks for Frank.......Again! I lay the phone down and in a loud clear voice, ask if anyone has seen Frank. Then I get back on there and tell her that he got really drunk last night and probably wouldn't be in today. She said "Alright Sir. I understand. Have a good day."
Actually, I don't think she does, but she thinks she does.
I find this MUCH more amusing than going through the "I'm sorry, he doesn't work here anymore" conversation. I put telemarketers in the same category as Spammers, which is only a couple notches better than Scammers. Next time, I might tell her I want the magazine, but please send it to my home address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC.
Those "Free" magazines can be great! We got a new boss who turned out to be the biggest a-hole we'd ever worked for. So we signed him up for every free magazine we could find. It was fun to see his mailbox overflowing and countless numbers of salesmen calling him...
You are my kind of thinker ! I clearly remember the first time I heard the USMC motto "No better friend,
no worse enemy". There is no limit to the complications a person can have tossed in their way by an
enterprising mind. (insert evil laugh here)
I had an issue with an ex-brother-in-law know it all so when I went to the local County Fair I signed him up at every vacuum cleaner, water conditioning, vitamin, home improvement, window sales booth I could find. I ran into him about a month later and he just couldn't understand how all these companies had his phone number and address and kept calling him for an appointment to demonstrate their products. I had a hard time keeping a straight face.
This is my all time favorite response to a telemarketer:
In an ongoing play session with a man or woman from "am interested in some of your product and i want to know if You can ship to Singapore".
FYI . . . I have a steam boat for sale on eBay and got this reply from the very same lady or a man who has also talked to me about my Speedster for sale which did not meet my reserve price.
At that time I replied with "which product are you interested in. I have several. Do you want the truck or the motorcycles? She replied the motorcycles :~)"
Her response to my steamboat add. "Possible to make payment via credit card, can you work with my client freight personal agent so they can Pickup the products directly from your location down to me.
Hey, it's one steamboat not several products.
So I asked if she wanted the Viagra or the Cialis. Today I got the reply, "Email me with the prices of the Viagra" I guess that the Viagra helps to maintain pressure in the boiler. If the boiler maintains stiff pressure for more than four hours we won't have to use any heat and it will be perpetual motion.
Howard, that was hilarious. I've heard others from him, but that was the first time I had heard that one.
I am in the habit of telling them Mr Fox is extremely interested and give them the number for the local zoo.
I have not heard back from the zoo yet.
Howard that is my favorite too!
Alan I have people calling to "buy" the rental property I own I usually refer them to Mrs L.E.Phant and give the Zoo's # as her direct line.
I had someone claiming to be from the state police, or some sort of law enforcement agency, call about a fundraiser they were having. They asked if I could contribute. I told them I would have to think about it and check my monthly budget to see if I could afford to give them anything. There was dead silence before I hung up.
Awhile back Dad got a call about someone wanting to help with his student loan debt. Not sure how he got into student loan trouble since he never went to college. Anyway, he said that would be alright and they asked him how much outstanding student loan debt he had. Dad said "$500,000." There was some stuttering and stammering before he hung up the phone.
Seems like phones are another one of those modern contraptions we'd be better off without sometimes. All it takes is a few jerks to spoil a good thing.