Ok, not sure about any of you, but I detest any type sales or political phone calls. So with the onslaught of the elections I've started to receive political solicitation and poll calls. I was able to try out my new tactic tonight, which I might add worked perfectly!
*Hi this is mary. I'm a volunteer for the xxx party calling on behalf of "candidate x" hoping that we can count on your vote this next tues!
-my reply- "well actually I've been keeping a running poll of what party is calling me the most, and since I really dislike soliciation calls, I've decided to vote straight across the board for the party that calls me the least.
* "oh" says mary. " So who's called you the most so far?"
Now of course I have to say the party she is calling for, XXX, which I tell her means at this point I'll be voting straight down the line of her opposing party!
she hung up.
It was so fun! Worked perfectly. I wonder how many other times I get to do this.
Of course I will say the same thing no matter what party calls.