Most creative rejection/insult on a cold call

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Jan 20, 2010 11:20 am

I was just told to go shimmy up a flag pole and rotate. I thought that was pretty darn good. Points for creativity for sure.


I thought it would be fun to share crazy things people say on the phone.
Jan 20, 2010 11:25 am
BioFreeze:
MsBroker:

I was just told to go shimmy up a flag pole and rotate. I thought that was pretty darn good. Points for creativity for sure.

I thought it would be fun to share crazy things people say on the phone.



You need to give this person's number to every cold caller that you know.



Yes.  I will call that person a few times a day.  And I don't even CC.

Jan 20, 2010 11:27 am

Eh, he was 81 years old so I'll cut him some slack.

Jan 20, 2010 11:30 am

I don't understand how a guy could be such a d1ck to a girl on the phone, even if she was coldcalling me.  Some hotshot 30 year old guy who's trying to slick talk me, then maybe.  But an EDJ girl calling me to open up a Roth IRA?  I might just melt.

Jan 20, 2010 11:36 am

What's your number, 3rd?  


 
It doesn't make much sense to me, either. I even lay the southern accent on thick when I'm cold calling.
 
I can't complain, though, I am getting a damn good ratio of contacts and permission to call with rates on my calls.
Jan 20, 2010 11:38 am

Shoot, if I'm 81, I'm gonna pop a Viagra, have her explain to me the different types of spreads and then ask her to call me back when she has another idea that might get her excited.

Jan 20, 2010 11:40 am

You pop a Viagra at 81 and the thing might just explode.  Kind of like trying to blow up a dry rotted balloon. 

Jan 20, 2010 1:30 pm

Gotta admit, I politely excuse my self from cold calls at home too.

 
Maybe when I am 80 I will be lonely and let them talk to me for awhile.  But get my money??  Are you serious??
Jan 20, 2010 2:12 pm
vbrainy:

Gotta admit, I politely excuse my self from cold calls at home too.

 
Maybe when I am 80 I will be lonely and let them talk to me for awhile.  But get my money??  Are you serious??



vbrainy - seriously?  you think you'll have enough money for even a Jones person to want to cold call you?

Jan 20, 2010 3:21 pm

I had a 3 year old daughter of a prospect say "You no neva call back heya again" and then hang up. That made my day.

Jan 20, 2010 3:27 pm

Fa09- That is adorable.



Moraen- I thought there was no amount to small for a Jones rep.

Jan 22, 2010 11:05 pm

I called a number today and the message said: "If you're calling to sell something, please hang up and don't call back.  All others, please leave a message".  lol, I couldn't help but laugh.  

Jan 23, 2010 9:41 am

You should call back and say, "I'm not selling anything, but you may want to buy something from me."

Jan 23, 2010 4:32 pm

Back when I was getting started in the business,  I was meeting with a wholesaler.  I don't remember the specifics, but I remember discussing some of the marketing ideas. 

 
When I asked him about how to get clients in the door so that I could show them his product, he said "well, when I was a broker, we had this little black thing on our desk called a telephone." 
 
Needless to say, I never did any business with him.
Jan 23, 2010 4:43 pm

once had a guy claim he was on the dnc list, told me to try on my orange jump suit because i was going to jail after he called the feds

Jan 23, 2010 5:09 pm

In another job I was calling and had a guy say:

"Don't call back, and if you do I'll kill you and f*** your mother!"

I remember thinking that I would understood if he killed me, but what the hell does my mother have to do with anything?

Jan 23, 2010 9:49 pm
iconsult100:

Back when I was getting started in the business,  I was meeting with a wholesaler.  I don't remember the specifics, but I remember discussing some of the marketing ideas. 

 
When I asked him about how to get clients in the door so that I could show them his product, he said "well, when I was a broker, we had this little black thing on our desk called a telephone." 
 
Needless to say, I never did any business with him.
 
It sounds like he gave you pretty good advice.
Jan 29, 2010 9:10 pm

I once had someone ask me if there was a window in the room i was calling from...I said 'yes' then they told me to jump out of it . I thought that was awesome

Mar 2, 2010 10:51 pm

I once had someone ask me if there was a window in the room i was calling from...I said 'yes' then they told me to jump out of it . I thought that was awesome

 That is awesome. I just love it when they get creative with it. Wonder what they would have said if you answered no to the window question. :) 

Mar 3, 2010 8:13 am

"then are you wearing a belt.....yes?....HANG YOURSELF WITH IT!"  click