The thing about telemarketers is, they're breaching through our vulnerable spot: telephone. In Indonesia, answering machines are not common. So on one hand we have people who want to sell things through unsolicited phone calls. On the other hand we have millions of people who would pick up the phones themselves. If there's a telemarketing dictionary, under "I" we would find this entry:
In do ne sianFear not, however, we can always retaliate. Take this counterscript developed by EGBG. Join the fun.
1. A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.
2. Also see: sitting duck.
(On what to say for immediate counterattack)
Is it important to have good teeth for your job?
(On what to say when the telemarketer gets upset)
Do you have problem answering questions to a stranger on the telephone about which you don't know the purpose?
I WONDER WHAT THEY WROTE IN THE MILK SECTION
In a Borma departement store's canned foods section, there's a label written, "Del Monte Fruit Cock Rp. 15.700.-"