How many forum members get phone calls that start like this.
- Phone rings.
- I pick it up.
- Complete silence on comes from the receiver.
-I wait (knowing that I'm about to be entertained for the evening)
-Then emanating from the invention of Alexander Graham Bell, "Hello Mr Geeoorgge, (can't say George, the way that the person at the other end pronounces it, sounds like they are in pain.) it is .......... here. I am ringing you from Vindows, to tell you that your computer is tellng us it has some problems.
-(Yes Yes Yes) Some fun for the evening.
The strategy that follows is.
You tell me which computer, you are telling me it has a problem.
All my computers are turned off at the moment.
Which version of Vindows do you mean.
If you are from Vindows, you would be calling from Microsoft.(to this they deny they are from Microsoft, but are from Vindows.)
What address have you got with this phone number.(oh a 747 ........., ) That is where I used to live 5 years ago(True), you have been ripped off with your call list, where did you get it a box of CornFlakes.
Can I speak to your supervisor please.
-----Now at this point or a little earier they usually hang up.
BUT this once, last night I was put onto the supervisor.
She asked if I was having any problems with Vindows, I cut her off there because we were about to enter a never ending deja vu loop.( remember those)
I interupt and tell her about them being ripped off with there call list.
She tells me, very politely, that she is about to hang up. I say that I will let her if she promises never to call this number again.
She says sorry I am about to hang up on you , and click.
Anybody else got strategies to waste these peoples time, and have fun at the same time.
I have also used the Linux, Unix and Apple OS strategy, also I have asked about the fact that my keyboard doesn't have an ANY key and that they should program an ANY HOT-KEY in the next edition of Vindows 666.
PS I am NOT racist. I have not mentioned which country these calls originate from, just that it isn't Australia, we are outsourcing our phone centres like every other capitalistic country.