Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ways To Maybe Get Telemarketers Off the Phone

And if you don't, it might be a good thing.  I was cleaning up my desk, and I found some sermon notes from a few months back.  Our pastor suggested an interesting way to get telemarketeers off the phone in a hurry.  As soon as they start their sales pitch: "If you were to die today, would you go to Heaven or Hell?"  My guess is that most telemarketeers will either be so nonplussed by the question that they will hang up.  

A few will remind you that it is too late.  There's a reason that the offices out of which telemarketeers work are traditionally called "boiler rooms."  

And who knows?  Maybe you will end up sharing the Gospel of Jesus them something a lot more valuable than a five year subscription to Tractor Technology & Farm Dragster magazine.


  1. "Have you considered the question of personal salvation" always gets the door to door salesmen. It sometimes works with panhandlers, too. Jehovah's Witnesses, however, tend to know their Bible, so they're more willing to go at it with you.

  2. I'm reminded of "Minor Ingredient" by Eric Frank Russell, in which "God bless you!" was used as an all-purpose reply to annoying people.