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May. 7th, 2008 | 01:17 pm

I just got a phone call from some telemarketing company on my work line, they were doing the traditional robot says "hi, I have an important message for you, press 1 to talk to an operator".

Since I've gotten calls from these pests before, I decided to hit 1 and leave the phone off the hook.

However I just had a brilliant idea. It would be really cool to implement an interactive voice response system that behaves like a confused person interested in their product. Thus when you got an annoying telemarketer call you could transfer them to this bot and let the bot slow down how many people they can annoy.

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from: aerynvale
date: May. 7th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like a radio prank I heard once, where a guy called a Chinese restaurant to order food, put them on hold, then called another Chinese restaurant, started to order food, then connected the two restaurants together.

Hilarity ensued.

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: May. 8th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
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Other possibilities: Put the phone down on a small speaker through which you are playing Sousa marches on your iPod. Press 1 and when you get a human, say "At the tone, please record your message" and blow a whistle into the phone.

Small children love to talk to telemarketers, but I don't suppose that's an option in your office. Maybe if someone has a talking bird?

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pouched fox

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from: pouchedfox
date: May. 8th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
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maybe something vague like the infamous eliza responses

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