What's more annoying than getting repeated calls from telemarketers?
OK, having your fingernails forcibly removed. Anything else?
Here's an intriguing article by a confessed telemarketing veteran. She has some sensible tips to reduce your exposure.
They sound like they require some self-control, but they might work. Here's one:
The most efficient way to get the person to stop calling you requires you to say one sentence: "Please put me on your do not call list." Don't say "Can you put me on your do not call list?" or "I don't want to get these calls." This will lead them to ask why. Be polite, but firm. If they ask why or won't do it right away, remain calm and repeat, "I want you to put me on your do not call list."
The full essay, with lots of other insider tips, is right here.
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