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When you get those pre-approved letters in the mail for everything from
credit cards to 2nd mortgages and junk like that, most of them come with
postage paid return envelopes, right? Well, why not get rid of some of
your other junk mail and put it in these cool little envelopes!
A husband, while he is on a business trip to a hill station sends a
telegram to his wife: "I wish you were here."
The message received by wife: "I wish you were her."
I suppose some degree of commerce would grind to a halt if telephone
solicitors weren't able to call people at home during dinner hour.
But that doesn't make it any more pleasant.
Now Steve Rubenstein, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, has
proposed "Three Little Words" based on his brief experience in a
telemarketing operation that would stop the nuisance for all time. The
three little words are "Hold On, Please."
Saying this while putting down your phone and walking off instead of
hanging up immediately would make each telemarketing call so time-
consuming that boiler rooms would grind to a halt. When you eventually
hear the phone company's beep-beep-beep tone, you know it's time to go
back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.
This might be one of those articles you'll want to e-mail to your
friends. Three little words that eliminate telephone soliciting.
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