Handling Telemarketers

Hu-Dad is very fortunate in that he does all of his work from the study in the house, meaning he gets to be around us all of the time (that would be the fortunate part). Unfortunately, that also means he has to deal with the phone ringing and the incessant telemarketers.

Can you stop that phone ringing, Hu-Dad? I am trying to nap here.

Can you stop that phone ringing, Hu-Dad? I am trying to nap here.

Yesterday, the phone rang. Hu-Dad glanced at the caller ID and saw the call was coming from Utah. Fairly unlikely that the person calling knew us. Sighing, Hu-Dad answered the phone.

The first give-away was the clicking that a telemarketer is being connected. Robo calls may be illegal for the most part, but too many companies ignore the law and just use the dialing systems. Once the clicking ended, the call went something like this:

Telemarketer – May I speak to the manager please?

Hu-Dad – Manager? Of what?

T – Of The Thundering Herd.

HD – You want to speak to the manager of The Thundering Herd?

T – Yes.

HD – Uh. Ok. Is she expecting your call?

T – I am sure she will want to take this call.

HD – Ok. If you insist.

Hu-Dad looked at Natasha snoozing under his desk and gave her the phone.

What am I supposed to do with this?

What am I supposed to do with this?

QNTE – Sniff

T – Hello? Is this the manager.

QNTE – Woo.

T – Hello? Is somewhere there?

QNTE – Lick. Nibble.

T – Hello? Hello? Hello?

Why is this woman talking to me?

Why is this woman talking to me?

Hu-Dad says that was the best telemarketing call ever.


  1. Melon on December 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I giggled out loud! That is priceless!

  2. Big Gus' mom on December 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

    HILARIOUS! You should have put peanut butter on the phone first!

  3. DJ on December 10, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Absolutely perfect! Thanks for my morning giggles!?

  4. Susan McManus on December 10, 2015 at 6:59 am


  5. Lori on December 10, 2015 at 6:30 am

    That is too funny! Way to go Queen Natasha!

  6. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on December 10, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Mom sez: What a priceless way to deal with telemarketers. I think ‘Tasha handled the whole thing very well, with just the right amount of finesse. We get them here, too. Will have to start turning them over to Ice ‘n Ebby. Wonderful idea.

  7. Lauren Miller on December 10, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Oh my gosh! That is so funny! Good job Hu-Dad! 😀 LOL!!

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