How do you deal with crank calls?
I just hang up, but am considering monitoring with an answer phone in case it is theives establishing whether I am in.
My husband carries on a conversation, feeling that he needs to best friends w/ these callers. Me? I'll let them know in no uncertain terms, that I'm not able to talk right now; or this is a good one.
I tell them that I'm going to another room, "would they mind holding on for a minute? and I'll pick up the other line. I set down the phone and don't hang up. Then I go about whatever business I was up to. I think they get the hint and hang up. Either way, I'm done w/out being rude because my dinner hour was interrupted!
For crank calls I just hang up because it isn't much fun for the caller if you don't respond. I live in a very low crime area so I haven't really been concerned about the thief issue.
For solicitors I tell them I have no time and then hang up.
If you're feeling really aggressive, blow a whistle really loud into the phone. You could try having a recording of a big dog barking in the background and play it whenever you get a crank call.
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