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Link of the Day: wedonotuse.com

Chacham (981) writes | more than 6 years ago

AMD 8

Link of the day: http://wedonotuse.com/

Cute idea. Click "Stories and answers" to see his idea in action.

Link of the day: http://wedonotuse.com/

Cute idea. Click "Stories and answers" to see his idea in action.

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Heh (1)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 6 years ago | (#22860600)

Once got a call from a market research company, that had a few days previously sent us a dollar in the mail (no, seriously, a whole dollar) to prove their bona-fides. The company wanted to know what we listened to on the radio.

"We don't listen to the radio", I explained, "We think it's immoral."

"Er, wha?! Surely you"

"No, we consider it immoral, it's just disgusting" I explained.

"Well, er, sorry to have bothered you" came the bewildered reply, and hung up. I was having difficulty keeping a straight face, and my wife was looking at me with a "WTF?" expression.

I'll have to keep that one around in case it happens again. As it is, I feel odd converting to Catholicism every time a local Church or Witness group comes knocking at the door. Perhaps I should be more honest and say "Sorry, we already go to a Catholic Church in this household" which, at least, is more accurate than "Sorry, we're Catholics".

She is. I'm not really into that whole "God" thing myself.

Re:Heh (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#22864430)

"We don't listen to the radio", I explained, "We think it's immoral."

I can't say i disagree. :)

Toner salesman and the paperless office (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22860606)

I once told a toner salesman we had a paperless office. He still kept trying to sell me more - it was fun. The tricky bit was that someone was running off a few hundred copies on the copier right outside my office. Quite a noisy machine, that.

Re:Toner salesman and the paperless office (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#22864410)

I would like to find a nice way of doing it without fibbing. Then again, i never get such calls. :)

Re:Toner salesman and the paperless office (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22869826)

I would like to find a nice way of doing it without fibbing.
That would be tricky. Some salesmen won't politely end a call even after the tenth firm repetition of non-interest. One method that works pretty well is to say you'll give them your business if they will sell to you at some unsustainably low cost. For example, say a toner catridge costs $100 from your current supplier, aim for $15 per cartridge from the salesman. Most get the idea pretty quickly that you're not going to budge on your lowball number and give up. Technically no lying going on either, as long as you're willing to buy cartridges at $15 a pop. (Watch out for the salesmen who say, "I can do it if you buy 20!" - A good response to that is that it's just a waste of your storage space to have that much on hand) Anyhow, if you're not getting calls, then it's all good.

Re:Toner salesman and the paperless office (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#22874670)

Interesting point.

It almost makes me want to have the calls, to think of some insane solution.

We do not use (1)

superyooser (100462) | more than 6 years ago | (#22860892)

Link of the day? We do not use links or days here.

We type in web addresses manually. At night.

:-)

Re:We do not use (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 6 years ago | (#22864164)

We type in web addresses manually. At night.

The problem is, i can see you doing that. :P
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