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Miss Misery:
Here's a new one I got in my e-mail:


--- Quote ---Eviction notice,

Hereby you are notified that you have to move to another
location from the currently occupied premises within
the next three weeks.

Please find the lawsuit details attached to this letter.

If you do not move within this period of time,
we will have no other alternative than to have you
physically removed from the property per order of the Judge.

If we can be of any assistance to you during your relocation,
please feel free to contact us any time.
--- End quote ---

Will someone help me move?  ::)

Fliss:

A rapper in LA wants me to come and be his PA! I'm sooooo excited!

oz diva:

--- Quote from: Elfmama on January 30, 2014, 05:08:42 PM ---
--- Quote from: Yarnspinner on January 30, 2014, 03:59:47 PM ---Next time they called I told them to take my name off their list.  They said they would.  They called back for my father (who had returned home by then.)  I told them to take HIM off their list as well.

It didn't stop them.  They sold our names (and my phone number) to other organizations who call for all kinds of cancer victims, the police and so on.

--- End quote ---
As soon as they go into their spiel, I just interrupt and say "I'm sorry, but we do not respond to any telephone solicitations at all.  But have a nice day." And I hang up without giving them a chance to reply.  The telephone is for YOUR convenience, something YOU pay for -- why let a telemarketer hold it hostage one second longer than necessary?

--- End quote ---
I have a friend who runs a charity. I just tell them that I will be donating to her instead. I know that every cent I donate goes to the kids in need, not to the staff. (as there aren't any paid staff).

Katana_Geldar:
DH and I volunteer to raise money for charity as part of the 501st. So we feel a bit better about saying no.

I also dislike solicitations for ongoing donation.

MommyPenguin:
I got a call from the political party that we sort of align with, but strongly disagree with the direction they've been going lately.  They called to ask for a donation.  I had *so* much fun telling them exactly how I thought they were going wrong and why we wouldn't be donating until they fixed it.  Just kept talking right over the telemarketer, then hung up when I was done.  Doubt it will do anything, although you never know (they record the calls), but it felt good.

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