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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Rejection American Style

Funny post from John S. at

DETROIT - Detroit is a chilly town — in more ways than one.

The Motor City produces the most calls to the Rejection Hotline, a free telephone service that allows uninterested objects of affection to blow off come-ons.

It works like this: You're asked for your telephone number by someone in which you have no interest. You might sound receptive by responding, "248-262-6861."

When that number is dialed, this is what they get: "The person who gave you this number did not want you to have their real number. Maybe the idea of going out with you just seems as appealing as playing leapfrog with unicorns . ... Do your best to forget about the person who gave you this number because, trust us, they've already forgotten about you."

The Detroit line has logged more than 1.2 million calls since it was launched last year, making it the most dialed of the 29 hotlines.

What a great idea! Wish I'd thought of it...

I wonder if there's one that answers "Your product or service sounds looks like it/sounds like it/actually sucks pond water, so you got this rejection service instead of the poor guy/girl you're trying to bother about it". I could certainly sell a service like that to CIOs... or, come to think of it, I have gotten a few telemarketing calls lately...


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