i got tired of trying to humour them or irritate them... when they tell me they from XXX bank, i just end call on the spot without so much as a goodbye.
OT - one ERA agent called me one night with one of those 'are you selling ur flat? we got buyers' crap... i asked the agent, if i sell my flat to her, will ERA sponsor me a condo. left her a bit blur for a while, and then she asked 'does that mean you are not selling?'
i just hanged up.
If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed.” ― Deeksha Mittal
If I'm in town, I will just ignore those call that have no number display. If out of town no choice but most of the time my mobile is off as I'm in and out of meeting.
You can also use skype to keep in touch with your family.
Isn't it a pain. We own a mobile phone but we can't use freely.
I had a call from this joker; he was trying to sell me one of those quick loan thingy with interest-free first 6 month. I told him I wasn't interested cos I dun need a loan to do anything. I was quite stumped when he asked me, "But why? It's interest-free"
I just tell them I'm not interested, firmly but nicely, and thank them. After-all, they're just doing their jobs.
If they get persistent, I lower my voice to a sneering whisper and ask them, slowly, if they understand English.
Works all the time.
Or you could get Zac to teach you the SEXPoser way of getting rid of them!
You might pick up a few leg-humpers along the way though!