The first couple of years that I worked at home I got about 2 calls a day (Before the no call lists) My work can be mindless repetition so I would play along and mess with them. My favorite telemarketer was Olan Mills Photography.
Once I asked, "You know how some people believe that it you have your picture taken it steals your soul?"
Telemarketer answers, "Yes, I've heard of that."
"Do you think it's true?"
"No, I personally don't believe that?"
"Um... uh... Well, because it takes you so long to get your soul."
"How long does it take?"
"Well... at least 9 months."
"Nine months? Oh, I get it. Well, I'm not so sure if it steals your soul or not. so I'm not going to have my picture taken until I'm sure."
"Uh... are you sure?"
"Yeah, I wouldn't want to lose my soul over a free 8x10, would you?"
"... uh, no."
I've got about a dozen great telemarketer stories. It almost makes me wish I didn't have the no call list... almost.
Evildoers tremble at the name... Aaron