Category Archives: Pranks pranks pranks

Bon voyage and fare thee well!

Hi. Just letting you know that this is my last post on this blog. It is taking up too much of my time in competition with other interests; so I am moving on. Thanks to all my followers, commenters and … Continue reading

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Prank #25: Hang ups

#25. Hang ups – Ω TELEMARKETER: “Hello Mrs. Dong, we are affiliated with Macrohard Technologies; and in monitoring the internet it has come to our attention that your computer has a number of errors which makes it prone to attack … Continue reading

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Prank #16: Enterprise bargaining agreement

#16. Enterprise bargaining agreement – ΩΩΩ TELEMARKETER: “Hello, we are offering you and a friend the opportunity to enjoy 2 days free at one of our many holiday resorts—” ME: Bargain with them for an extremely better deal. For instance, … Continue reading

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Name changed to ‘Pppppppppprice’ in a genuine but eccentric bid to stop cold-callers

Pestered Tim Price was pretty peeved by cold calling telephone salesmen taking the P – so he’s added an extra nine Ps to his name in a desperate bid to make them stop, writes Lee Marlow. Tim, 49, has changed his … Continue reading

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Prank #36: Is anybody out there?

#36. Is anybody out there? – ΩΩΩ Prop:                    It might help to set your phone volume to low or have an earplug on standby (or simply stick a finger in your receiving ear). TELEMARKETER: “Hello, would you be surprised … Continue reading

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Prank #15: Edentate (toothless) tiger

#15. Edentate (toothless) tiger – ΩΩ TELEMARKETER: “Hello, my name is Sally/Sid from Stellar—” ME: Interrupt forcefully emphasising the telemarketer’s name. “Sally, Sally, how many times do I have to tell you Sally? I don’t know where you left your dentures, … Continue reading

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Prank #61: Random quotes

#61. Random quotes – ΩΩ Prop:   Have a wad of witty quotes prepared.[i] TELEMARKETER: “Hello, how would you and a friend like 7 winter nights in tropical Bali for only $99 per person?” ME: “The early bird gets the worm, but … Continue reading

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Prank #12: Competitors’ prices request

#12. Competitors’ prices – ΩΩ TELEMARKETER: “Good evening sir. My name is Charles of Stiff & Berry Funeral Homes. I would like only a few minutes to broach the subject of a low-cost funeral plan…” ME: Ask for the cost of … Continue reading

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Prank #33: “How many ways to say ‘No'”

#33. How many ways to say ‘NO’ – ΩΩ  Prop:   Have a list of Noes in other languages prepared.[1] TELEMARKETER: “Hello, is that Mr. Lats speaking?” ME: “Mr Lats yeh.” TELEMARKETER: “Mr. Lats we’ve chosen you to enjoy our …” … Continue reading

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Prank #67: Something for nothing

#67. Something for nothing – Ω TELEMARKETER: “Hello, how would you like 6 nights in Bali, the middle pearl of the island necklace in the Java Sea, for only $69 per person?” ME: “Does your offer come with a free … Continue reading

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