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Can’t Speak The Language: Marketing Calls! March 18, 2008

Posted by gordonwatts in France, life.
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I great way to get rid of marketing calls: “Sorry, I only barely speak French!” And then the next words out of their mouth are “Oh, I only speak French – can someone else contact you next time?”. The conversation is over in 30 seconds. I’m going to have to try it in French when I’m back in the USA!

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1. Kea - March 19, 2008

It’s easier to avoid using a public phone number.

2. Camille - March 19, 2008

The trick works with swedish too, because even if in most cases the caller does in fact speak very good english, he/she is just reading a script and does not want to bother translating it for you on the fly!

3. gordonwatts - March 19, 2008

I like the sweedish trick, Camille! Kea — not sure why you mean by using a public phone number?


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