Cold-callers... like fine-wine sellers, US bonds salespeople from NY and stuff like the Home Energy Survey.
BUT, I have a solution. I recently got a digital voice recorder, so I can record phone calls with clients. When the Home Energy people come on the phone, I simply say, 'Hold on a second, I'll be right back.' From there, it's a simple step to play back down the phone line my recording with, say, a Japanese dental-chair company, while I get on with my work.
And there we go. Speak of the Devil. "Is that Mr Grabbber? This is the Solar Energy Survey. Can we ask you a few questions?"
Yeah, sure. (Gets out voice recorder, finds recording of Tokyo client)
"Ahhh, Nigahhh Grabahhhhh, nice to meet yahhh. Dental chair offahhh good cushion. Very f*kka-'f*kkah. Yahhhh. Is erevating experience. Spirituah.'
'Mr Grabbbber, Mr Grabbbbber? Are you there?'