|A recent posting by Duke McMullan requested ways to repel tele- phone solicitors. My friend Pepe Tres from Texas told me this one and gave permission to post it:|
"My time is billed at $125 per hour. To continue this conversation, I must have your MasterCard or Visa number, card type and date of expiration."
Pepe says it usually leaves them speechless. One guy replied, "Hey, that's good; I'll have to remember it." Once a supervisor of telephone solicitors called back and asked him if he was "some kind of high-powered lawyer."