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Telemarketer meets his match

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Comment by
CrystieCookie999
 
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This is so much like work, and so much NOT like work, that I smiled all the way through it (I do captions for hard of hearing senior citizens). I have yet to meet a telemarketer who has six children, but I guess there are a few somewhere. I can see why this was a winner!


 Comment Written 26-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 27-Aug-2019
    I loved writing this. Thanks for a trip down Memory Lane.
    What fun to write captions. I hope you write a post about that and give some examples.
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Susan Larson
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I actually relate to a lot of what the old lady said and like her I sometimes like to have fun with these solicitous callers. Very well written and certainly deserving of all awards.


 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 14-Aug-2019
    My goodness. This goes back a long way. It's one of my favorites. I had fun writing it and am glad you took time to read it. It is fun to play with their minds. They have a set patter and get confused if you interrupt.
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jdrhye
 
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Wonderful! Full of humor mixed with honest down to earth truth! Very refreshing and a pleasure to read. It's light and comical. Truthfully if we said those things someone would call us mean old ladies! I like to cal a spade a spade and live on the side f matter of f fact
Well written and articulated, bravo! Well deserving of it 6 stars and earned statis.
J


 Comment Written 27-Nov-2018



reply by the author on 27-Nov-2018
    Thank you for the awesome review and exceptional rating. My goodness, this goes way back in my files. :-)
Comment by
J. Dennis
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Oh boy! That is a good one. I need to use that on my next solicitor's phone call.
You had the perfect responses to the caller's bait. And I am sure that not all of your responses were true but what the heck....fun is fun...right!
I enjoyed the story. It had appeal for any age. It made sense. It also looked polished. No mistakes.
You make us Seniors proud.
Have a great day.


 Comment Written 06-Nov-2018



reply by the author on 07-Nov-2018
    Thank you for the exceptional review, Dennis. Welcome to FS, too. I love to throw telemarketers off, but not about sex . I love getting started on reincarnation and karma. I have an unlisted number now though.
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vwilks
 
 
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I really enjoyed this funny piece. I loved how the lady turned the tables on the caller and made him so uncomfortable that he wanted to hang up. I had received a call today. Why I entertained the youngster is beyond me. Usually I ask, "are you at work?" and when the caller replies, "yes," I say, "Me too." Click!!!!


 Comment Written 27-Sep-2018



reply by the author on 28-Sep-2018
    Thanks for digging this out of the archives. I had fun writing it. Appreciate the exceptional rating too.

    Shari
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pome lover
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Katharine Folkes
 
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congratulations on your win, this is just as cute as it can be. it might be worth doing this instead of hanging up on them, like I do.
I also took writing correspondence courses - the Institute of Children's Literature - loved it.
Your dialogue is funny. I love it that she turned the tables on him.
good job.
Katharine - pome lover


 Comment Written 12-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 12-Aug-2017
    I've heard of that course too. I don't believe any of them are around today. Glad you found the humor in my post. I've written four comedies for stage and had three performed. One took second place in WD's contest for the same. I love writing dialogue. Wish I could be that quick on the take in real life. LOL

reply by pome lover on 12-Aug-2017
    well, that's wonderful! maybe a movie is next!
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jenintorre
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Great story, very well crafted. It held my attention until the end which doesn't often happen to me, I usually give up on them. I really liked the ending. A very deserving winner.


 Comment Written 12-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 12-Aug-2017
    What a great compliment, jen. Thanks too for the super six.
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nancyrabbrose
 
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I just had to read your dialogue, even for just 2 cents.
I am a so-called old lady, 78 almost (in one week) and I laughed out loud several times during your piece. Good for you. Thank you very much!!


 Comment Written 09-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 10-Aug-2017
    LOL. I appreciate the time you took to rate without reward. That's even better than a six, in my book. Glad this made you laugh. I just turned 75, so we're not old yet. :-)
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dragonpoet
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This is a funny but realistic story poem. It is the perfect way to deal with a phone salesman. This is a very avid one. This woman gets him to hang up on her and gets her name on the do not call list. This also is scary because it shows our names get put on lists without us knowing it.

This sounds like something my husband would do.

Congrats on winning the contest.

Keep writing

dragonpoet


 Comment Written 09-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 10-Aug-2017
    The Do Not Call list is a very real thing. Even better is an unlisted number. I pay three extra dollars a month for it, but well worth it. Thanks for the input.

reply by dragonpoet on 11-Aug-2017
    Yes, I know about the do not call list. We ask to be on it. You're welcome.

    dragon
Comment by
ElegantButler
 
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Oh my gosh! That was hilarious! That old lady really knew how to handle that telemarketer. I could just picture her on the phone in comfortable clothing and talking to him with a shifty little grin on her face as she gave her replies. Yup, she was having a great time.


 Comment Written 09-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 10-Aug-2017
    Thanks oodles for the six. You must have been a fly on the wall when this happened. Although some lines were changed, I was lying comfortably on the couch where I napped, the phone rang. I decided to have fun with it rather than get angry.
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