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Song Lyrics for My Job. by tucsonmike on 6 March 2008 1:32am
 
I enjoy doing certain things to obnoxious callers. I wish I had function keys to certain songs.

The first is when I get really obnoxious people who whine, "Why can't I have it?"
My response is "cause," then hit the function key with the lyrics from the song I've Got the Power from Coyote Ugly.
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/coyoteugly/thepower.htm

The other is, when the caller is complaining about us being unresponsive when the company is in the right.
The other function key goes to Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much."
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/shaniatwain/thatdontimpressmemuch.html

 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by Palin_Lover on 6 March 2008 2:00am
 
LOL!! How fun would that be??
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by tucsonmike on 6 March 2008 5:41am
 
Oh yes, a blast.
;-)
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by elina on 6 March 2008 9:20am
 
Wonderful, Mike! That should stop complaints :)
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by tucsonmike on 6 March 2008 7:14pm
 
LOL Elina, @ least from those callers.
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by elina on 6 March 2008 8:18pm
 
Hmm, I wonder if it would work with those people who keep calling me and try to sell me magazines. Maybe I should try :)
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by Spursfan on 6 March 2008 11:23pm
 
In the UK we have something called Telephone Preference Service (TPS - same sort of thing with mail, MPS). No companies are supposed to ring you 'cold call' if you have registered your preference not to have these calls. BUT if you already have the company, for example if you have a credit card, then it doesn't work and you get them ringing you to ask if you need another card or whatever.

Same sort of thing with mail.

BUT it doesn't protect you from the things postmen are paid extra to drop in with the mail(advertising bits and pieces - you have to register with the Post Office (or Royal Mail, I forget) for that.
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by peripatetically on 7 March 2008 2:14am
 
Same in the USA, Anne. The ones that get thriugh are such a nuisance too. Grr....
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by mrsthing on 7 March 2008 4:09am
 
We have a national "Do Not Call" list that has worked quite well for me. I just go to the web site, type in the phone numbers I don't want called, and I get on the list. I've gotten only a handful of telemarketing calls in the past couple of years.

Unfortunately, some companies get around this by sending text messages to cell phones! My husband found an obscure menu choice somewhere on my phone that blocks most of these, so I'm not getting 2 and 3 of them a day.

There are also companies that will get you on a "do not mail" list for catalogs and junk mail. Some of them charge a fee ($20-$40 usually). I signed up with Catalog Choice.org, which is free. I'm getting WAY fewer catalogs. You have to register each catalog separately; it turns out I was getting nearly 70 different catalogs--some of them every month! I kept the URLs of the ones I usually buy stuff from, since I always buy online anyway. I'm spending a lot LESS money, too.
 
Re: Song Lyrics for My Job. by kazzzz on 7 March 2008 6:12am
 
The theme song(s) to my life would be somewhere in between "I Want To Break Free" and "I'm Going Slightly Mad"
Gotta love Queen, eh?
 
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