From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Tone generator to connect to phone line.
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:30:14 -0500
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Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 18:38:19 +0000,
> John Woodgate ,
> In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
> Article: <$1ZvkTBbq3+9EwI5@jmwa.demon.co.uk>,
> Entitled: "Re: Tone generator to connect to phone line.",
> Wrote the following:
> |I read in sci.electronics.design that Roy McCammon
> |wrote (in <3DFB5A81.firstname.lastname@example.org>) about 'Tone generator to connect
> |to phone line.', on Sat, 14 Dec 2002:
> |>A friend worked her way through college as a tele-marketer.
> |>When some one was rude or offensive, she marked them as a
> |>hot prospect and put them in the must call list.
> |Yes, that 's why we have laws against it. I had nearly 500 abusive calls
> |from a gang of telemarketers, just because I said I couldn't AFFORD to
> |take up their special offer. I had to get the police involved.
> Many years ago I was working in my office with my wife. A
> telemarketing call came in for my wife from (IIRC) House and Garden
> Magazine. I asked my wife if she wanted to take the call, she said
> "no", so I told the caller "no" and hung up.
> I then turned on my answering machine and we went out to dinner.
> When we came back from the dinner we discovered that the telemarketer
> had called back, was offended by being hung up on, and left a 15
> minute cussing rant on the answering machine.
> I called the police (Scottsdale) who came out, took a report, and also
> took the tape.
> A few days later I received a call from the Chicago police department
> asking if I wanted to prosecute. They told me the gal had been
> canned, so I said that was probably sufficient and let it go.
> Now-a-days I'm less polite. I answer with "dumb shit" or whatever
> good word strikes me, and then hang up ;-)
> ...Jim Thompson
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> I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
Before Florida had their do not call list I had a Heating and AC
company keep calling, (up to 13 times a day) insisting I needed a
service contract on my central air system. I didn't have one, so I told
them I didn't and that I couldn't use their service. The same woman
woman kept calling until I told her that if I got another call, I was
going to call everyone I knew and have them call, ask endless questions
about their service, then hang up, and call again, and tie up their
business phones till they couldn't get, or make phone calls. She got
pissed and told me that would be harassment. I laughed at her and
asked, How will you know who is a customer, and who isn't? I never
heard from them again.
Michael A. Terrell