What do you INTENSELY DISLIKE?

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I also dislike it when you open a magazine or catalog and a million little card advertisements fall out.

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There's this company that keeps sending me a pink postcard that says this is their "second attempt" to get in touch with me. Last month I sent it back in an envelope with a note that said, "Thank you for this, my 8th "second attempt' card.

Can't help but wonder if and when they'll ever stop mailing me a second attempt card?

I know, it's all an automatic mailer, but I also get cards warning me about my auto warranty having expired or is about to ... and I haven't even OWNED a car in over 2 years. So, yep, I reckon that warranty has done EX-pired by now. Geesh!

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Hey Stars! I guess we have the SAME company!

I almost ALWAYS let messages go to the machine. I like the one that asks me 'some question, right?' Then the voice pauses (as if I answered YES), and then voice proceeds to go into a spiel.

Robo calls, like Fran says.

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I read that if 'they' ever ask you any question that requires a "yes"answer, like, "Can you hear me okay?" ...that you should NEVER answer "yes", that you should just hang up. Apparently someone was using YES as a personal okay from the number called (ie, yours or mine).

I remember the days before computer stuff got really big. I would do as Ralph Nadar suggested once on The Tonight Show: Every bit of the mail-offers you are sent with a postage-free envelope enclosed, you fold up everything they sent you, and return it all to them. Then they have to pay the postage. Probably barely registered on the company it was returned to, but somehow it gave me a feeling of smiling satisfaction every time I did that. Ah, those days were simpler then.

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My solution to the Robo calls is:

 I removed my caller ID and will NOT answer my phone unless the caller identifies her, him or itself first. I do monitor them closely. The only thing I still must listen to is the annoying rings both my landline & my cell phone provide, but they eventually stop anyway.

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I watched a Youtube video something like 'how to drive a scammer crazy' or something similar. The scammer starts to ask questions and then you, me or the call-ee answers "YES" to EVERY question the scammer asks. "YES" to EVERY question. Nothing more or less.

The scammer starts to get really excited, like he thinks he's got a sucker on the line. Well, the scammer really gets into the questions as the call-ee keeps on "Yes"-ing everything.

Slowly, the scammer becomes befuddled and starts to become annoyed. He ends with 'are you nuts/crazy'? to the call-ee, who is laughing "YES".

Funny as all get out!

I also heard about not saying 'yes' or 'no. I use 'correct' or 'incorrect.

 

 

 

 

 

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I know about 3 dozen words of the Finnish language, and sometimes I repeat them in different sequences to the scammer. Now THAT frustrates them incredibly! Everything they say, I reply to in Finnish, and they ask "Is there anyone there who speaks English?"  Non.

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I like that no stars. Another thing I intensely dislike is dishonesty. There is so much of it in our world anymore.

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