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Humanitarian Crisis
era group score: 19930
total group score: 66458
total players: 103

Tasks / Talk To A Telemarketer

Try to find out what their name is, where they're from, what sort of problems they're having in their life. Get to know them, if you can. Enjoy the telemarketing experience as a way to communicate with someone, rather than being annoyed by it.

1 to 10 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by Spidere

Terms: theusualmess, indoortask, sound

5 completed :: 31 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


Comments


Oh Boy...
posted by Waldo Cheerio on October 17th, 2008 12:31 AM

If this were a task, I would be torn between so many awesome ways to complete it. Current political phone banks would be great, but even on a longer time scale there are some excellent ways to do this besides the obvious. I just hope my comment draws enough attention to this task that it is ever a possibility.

(no subject) +2
posted by Tac Haberdash on October 17th, 2008 12:37 AM

YOUR COMMENT WILL DRAW NO ATTENTION TO THIS TASK BUT MINE WILL FOR I AM TAC HABERDASH.

(no subject) +2
posted by Jellybean of Thark on October 17th, 2008 7:49 AM

I AM TAC HABERDASH!

(no subject) +3
posted by SNORLAX on October 17th, 2008 11:03 AM

there can be only one. I propose a duel

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NO! +2
posted by JJason Recognition on October 17th, 2008 1:25 PM

I AM TAC HABERDASH!

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posted by Spartacus on October 17th, 2008 1:42 PM

I AM TAC HABERDASH

No! +2
posted by Blue on October 17th, 2008 1:46 PM

I AM TAC HABERDASH!

(no subject) +3
posted by Flea on October 17th, 2008 2:08 PM

AND SO'S MY WIFE

(no subject) +1
posted by Jellybean of Thark on October 17th, 2008 2:11 PM

Knock it off, you're Mothra.

(no subject) +3
posted by JJason Recognition on October 17th, 2008 8:48 PM

I can be both.

I win.
posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 25th, 2008 12:48 PM

Thanks to all of you Tac Haberdashes (Haberdashers?)

Let the games begin!

(no subject)
posted by Linc√łln on October 17th, 2008 12:55 AM

It's funny because this is my standard M.O. when receiving telemarket calls or door to door salesmen (I don't grill girl scouts selling cookies or people like that, but all of the religious yahoos get the full treatment every time). I've never collected the data though, that's a good idea.

(no subject)
posted by Peter Garnett on October 17th, 2008 3:08 AM

That script doesn't complete the task at all.

But the task IS cool.

I think you would be justified in seeking out a telemarketer of sorts. ~Waldo
posted by Waldo Cheerio on December 6th, 2008 2:46 AM

Most call centers exist solely because they can turn a profit on upsells and return business -- beyond tech support anyone else you talk to is going to be a salesman of sorts. For that reason, I think any of us would be justified in taking the task into our own hands.

single service
posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 9th, 2009 7:24 PM

i know its an odd comment to make, but this task sounds like a great way to meet people. not that i intend to use it as such, but it occurred to me that someone might, especially after reading silent seas praxis. =P

Problem
posted by Remy The Living on July 27th, 2010 2:37 PM

I would do this, but most telemarketers now are robots.

Hi!
posted by Phalene on January 2nd, 2011 9:13 PM

Hello me, how are you doing! I'm Phalene, who are you? You're Phalene too? Excellent. You were born in Montreal? Me too! What's your problem in life? Oh! You quit telemarketing and are looking for another job to make rent. Sweet. Can I have my 15 points now? :P


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Talk to a Telemarketer by Rin Brooker January 8th, 2009 2:32 PM

A teriffying day ended in a small victory for me. First thing in the morning my highschool went on lockdown. I was locked in my first period class and no one in the school was alowed to leave their classrooms. I had a doctor appointment but there we...

15 + 71 points :: 8 comments :: 20 votes
Talk to a Telemarketer by Amanda Esque April 25th, 2009 4:02 PM

When I was young, dinner was always, always interrupted by a telemarketer. Dinner was also frequently interrupted by a member of the family or a friend calling to catch up, and as we didn't have a caller ID, we almost always answered. This lead to a ...

15 + 27 points :: 3 comments :: 9 votes
Talk to a Telemarketer by Libris Craft August 28th, 2012 12:28 PM

This was either the second, or third task that I signed up for, and it sat forlornly in my list of tasks for months. I don't have a land-line phone, and I'd registered my phone on the do-not-call list years ago. Telemarketers are few and far between....

15 + 19 points :: 2 comments :: 4 votes
Talk to a Telemarketer by Zenobia June 14th, 2010 12:46 PM

So I signed up for this a couple days ago. Then I waited to be contacted. here is the information I garnered during about an hour long conversation. Name: Walter Married, 2 children, eldest is a daughter who is starting art school in the fall. The s...

15 + 15 points :: 2 comments :: 6 votes

His name was jeff from The Modesto BEE. i bothered him quite extensively until his earpiece was gurgling with blood. the time of this call was 4 min and 11 sec. the most i got was he grew up in texas and went to LA for some community college.

15 + 4 points :: 3 comments :: 2 votes