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

Posted by gordonwatts in France, life.

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!



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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