Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Telemarketing ploys! and SUMMER FASHION PLUS SIZE

If you're like me, you probably get these annoying phone calls quite regularly.   They take up time, especially when you're waiting for an important call from someone else, but more importantly for someone who lives alone you feel somewhat "threatened".   The fact that there's no one at the other end of the phone makes you imagine all sorts of things.

Michelle, the daughter of one of our group, told her Mum that this was the best way to deal with these calls.   Whether it works can only be gauged by the fact of whether these calls become less and less, but it could be worth trying.

It seems that this is a telemarketing technique where a machine (read: computer?)  makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real-life' sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialled the call, and it kicks your number out of their system.

Just discovered this youtube and while "summer fashion" may differ a little each year, this is quite an interesting video.  Well designed clothes quite often can be "in" whatever the year!

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