Nobody likes a telemarketer. While they are thankfully less common these days with the advent of the Do Not Call list, that doesn’t mean that you won’t get one every once in a while. If you’re tired of telemarketers calling in the middle of dinner (or in the middle of anything, really) and you’d like to get some revenge, try this heart-stopping ploy.
First, when the telemarketer calls, put the phone down after saying that you’ll try and get the person that they are asking for. Then, get a brown paper bag and blow it full of air. While halfway across the room, start shouting – “Hey! Hey! Who are you! Oh my God! Get out of my house- wait, wait, is that a gun, no, don’t–” and then run across the room, knock the phone to the floor, and pop the paper bag.
For maximum effect, pick up the phone afterwards and go “oh my God! I’ve been shot!”
This will likely give the telemarketer the scare of his or her life. The people who have gone through with this ploy have reported that it really does work when trying to get the telemarketer not to call again—it’s like a revenge-laden version of the Do Not Call list, but more like “Do not call this number because the people who live at this address are absolutely crazy!”
There are many forms of revenge to take and many who deserve them—consider having a little bit of fun with the next person who tries to sell you something on the phone.