https://www.duolingo.com/macombdag

Just got done pretending that I cannot speak English to a phone solicitor.

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It was 8:15 AM when the phone rang.Me being in a fun mood decided to use my newly acquired "'language skills'" to avoid communicating with the sales person calling way to early.

Answers the Phone

Me: ¿ allo ?

Sales Person: Hello

Me: ¿ allo ?

Sales Peron: Hello ? Do you speak English?

Me: Lo siento, actualmente no puedo hablar en Ingles.

Sales persona hangs up.

jajajajajajajajaja

7 months ago

47 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Mindstorms
Mindstorms
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That's really funny, but you have to be careful. Sometimes, "people" call just to hear you say "yes" or "no" or anything (even in another language). Then they use that to order stuff from your accounts. (By the way, somebody called me once saying I had a virus on my computer connected to the internet, but I didn't have any computer that had EVER my connected to the internet!)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

I had the virus one before. I said I don’t have a computer, which seemed to shock them.

Then they started saying the virus was on my phone, I said I don’t have a phone either.

They the hung up on me.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

still don't get how they called you then.XD XD

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

that is a scam

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mltennes

yeah that has been going around

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Justin_David

Fun. I have called customer service and pressed 2 for Spanish and explained I wanted to practice. Everyone has been super nice and helped me :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL
EL5tEL
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Nice!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

sounds like a plan

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Izim_M
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Haha, I'll have to try that one some time. Thanks for the tip.

Perhaps it would also be funny to switch to another language after every time the salesperson said something.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL
EL5tEL
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Excellent use of your language skills :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

I'm definitely gonna answer with もしもし the next time I get a cold call...

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Steevee_eevee

your name is exeptional

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LorenzoMedicci

moshi moshi strange-kun?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChefHaldane_Sais

I did this once with German when I was young. The sales lady called over to one of her buddies to ask "how do you say...", which I responded when she asked me in German, and she was like "lol, i don't really speak German". I eventually hung out and rolled on the floor laughing.

I had a buddy in college who would occasionally pretend not to speak English, but only French (mainly when strangers tried to get his attention). It backfired on him once when a Chinese professor also spoke French.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/softdraco_

That is hilarious

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedwigechouette
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jajaja, excelente, me gusta

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSpells
MissSpells
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Yes, I am guilty of doing this too.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RooyAguirre

OMG! That was like savage. Here, a Lingot. You just won my respect, young man.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori
soedori
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This. is. legendary.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

LOL im dieing

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/merkavar

When a telemarketer call me I just tell them to hold on and I find someone nearby and say it’s there Mum calling or something and hand them the phone.

But I might try another language next time.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_LilM_

A tip to add to my book XD

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Far-quaad
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Jajajajajaja! Me gusta!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/binker52

That's funny. I did the same thing and they said, "I'm sorry, we cannot speak to anybody about this opportunity unless they can speak English," I said, "No entiendo." They hung up. hahahaha

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lil.lou
lil.lou
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¡Jajaja, muy bien! He querido probar esto :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeoWasHere16

lol, if only I had that idea.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenneveeGrajeda

Nice

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
Woof.
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Nice work :D I'm dying

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/josue789705

rolls over the floor laughing

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/josue789705

best way to get rid of phone solicitor.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zari09

Awesome! Muy bien! Necesito probar esto!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

Si,me too

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/P-Code
P-Code
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Well done. I want to try this now :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TiaSivadil1

Hahahaha!! This is amazing! I should try it with french as well!!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/me-n-jesus

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! So funny!!!! Here's a lingot!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CommeuneTexane

Awesome! Great use of your second (third?) language. Made me grin. :D

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fractalfriendzy

Did you mean to say "I cannot PRESENTLY speak English"? That's what actualmente means.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macombdag
macombdag
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Yea, that is what i meant, "I cannot PRESENTLY speak English"

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ericmendes17
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jajaja me gusta

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katelyn.D.......

lol this is hilarious

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaylaBenson02

LOL. I would have done the same thing! I have a friend who asks telemarketers if they ordered pizza from Pizza Hut! Needless to say, they hung up quickly. At least you are putting your Spanish to good use! ;)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bell0385

good idea I've always wanted to try it.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melyndi
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oh my...! jajajjajaja! Too funny :3 o debo decir demasiado divertido :3

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

yea sounds good

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TinkNTeddy

lol

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tasty_cupcakes

;P

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Valeria166212

Maybe I try the same in English ;)

7 months ago
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