A while ago someone posted a link to a script for derailing a sales pitch. I thought I'd give it a try, but had to improvise since I couldn't find the script. The conversation went something like this:
Caller (With an Indian accent, after a couple of seconds pause that made me realise what was coming): Hello, I'm Nick, I'm calling from (unintelligible) Financial Services. Can I speak to Mister or Mrs. Rowland
Me: I'm sorry, could you say that again, I didn't quite catch that.
Caller: Hello, I'm calling from (still unintelligible) Financial Services. Can I speak to Mister or Mrs. Rowland.
Caller: I am calling about home owner financial plans
Me: That's interesting. Is it a good company to work for?
Caller: I'm sorry, would you say that again please?
Me: (Slowly and VERY loudly) ARE THEY GOOD PEOPLE TO WORK FOR?
Caller: Oh, they are very good. We are offering financial packages for home owners.
Me: How do you get into that line of work?
Caller: [something unintelligible]
Me: Is the pay good?
Caller: [Something unintelligible. Line goes dead then busy office noise, repeated a couple of times.]
Me: Hello? Hello?
Caller: No response.
I hang up...
Sooner or later I really must get a small electronics module to play hold music for these bozos...
Later: I've FOUND THE SCRIPT