I saw this story over at Digg and I think it is kind of funny.
First off, I like the name of the website: “Creative Bastard” so he already has my attention. Now, I am hooked on learning more about his latest project!
We all hate it when we run to the phone and it is a telemarketer. In my state, it is even against the law to phone people that are on a no call list. Anyways, this person wrote a program that transfers telemarketers automatically to his extension, then he can play back recorded responses that sound “really interested”, so he CAN PISS THEM OFF!!! LOOOL
If you click on the Free Phone link, you will be transported to his page. At the bottom, is a link to a small (600k) MP3 recording of a conversation he had with an unsuspecting salesman.
Tuesday, 29th August 2006 at 2:29PM (2 days ago)
[I]It’s one of those slow days today. A little while ago I put together a little application on our phone system so that when a telemarketer calls in, I can transfer them to this extension and annoy the hell out of them. I thought about it a bit more and decided to make it a little more interesting, so I can get them to hold on the line as long as possible. Today I recorded a bunch of different voices sounding really interested in what a telemarketer would be offering.
Once I gather enough calls, i’m gong to setup a little podcast of all the best calls from a fortnightly period. Enjoy![/I]
Ooooh! That is one Creative Bastard!