After receiving numerous spam calls, getting frustrated and angry each time, I finally found a way to deal with these uninvited idiotic cold calls.
The moment you realize it is some stock advisory company trying to sell you something, just go berserk with random chatter or blabber.
Just a few moments back, I got a call and I started - “ya ya, it is raining in mumbai… right now the weather looks clear but you never know so better take an umbrella before going out… Have some chai-pakora when it rains na…”
the caller gets frustrated this time and kept it.
A few days back, it was a girl from Udaipur called up to sell me trading calls and tips. I cut her midway and instead started asking her random questions - “Oh! you form Udaipur… What a beautiful place… Tell me when is a good time to visit the place… I have heard that Udaipur palaces are quite a spectacle… And the Pyaz Kachoris are so yummy…”
and she yells and cuts the call…
Another person calls with stocks tips and Me - “haan bhaiya, order likho… ek dal tadka, 4 roti, ek kaam karo 4 butter roti… nahi 2 plain roti. 2 butter roti… kitna time lagega…”
So you got the point!
Just remember to have fun with such calls.
Be respectful because it’s their job, and add humour to give them a break too.
I have been recording such conversations. I think it will make for a good audio podcast some day.
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