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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/macombdag

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

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

March 19, 2018

54 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mindstorms

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!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tasty_cupcakes

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mtenzz15

yeah that has been going around


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tasty_cupcakes

You are a genius! take my lingot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EL5tEL

Excellent use of your language skills :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HatchedSylveon

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steevee_eevee

your name is exeptional


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LorenzoMedicci

moshi moshi strange-kun?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tasty_cupcakes

I HAVE FOUND THE LEGENDARY COMMENT!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissSpells

Yes, I am guilty of doing this too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kay.lee.831

That is hilarious


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hedwigechouette

jajaja, excelente, me gusta


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheMexicanSnoopy

Nice job learning all those languages! How do you do it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RooyAguirre

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


[deactivated user]

    This. is. legendary.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_LilM_

    A tip to add to my book XD


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

    Jajajajajaja! Me gusta!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lil.lou

    ¡Jajaja, muy bien! He querido probar esto :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeoWasHere16

    lol, if only I had that idea.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

    Nice work :D I'm dying


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaTitanfall_Boss

    rolls over the floor laughing


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaTitanfall_Boss

    best way to get rid of phone solicitor.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zari09

    Awesome! Muy bien! Necesito probar esto!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

    Well done. I want to try this now :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/t_i_a_x

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Me-n-Jesus

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommeuneTexane

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fractalfriendzy

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/macombdag

    Yea, that is what i meant, "I cannot PRESENTLY speak English"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CookieJay11

    There are so many charity reps / pollsters / religious preachers in our town centre that if you stop for every one who approaches you would be there all day. It's a bit annoying but I guess they do a difficult job so I would never wish to be rude to them (like many people are). I found saying "Lo siento, no hablo ingles" whilst walking quickly stopped them in their tracks....until one day one of them replied "Ah, no problema, entonces hablamos en espanol...." Instead of using the opportunity to practise my new found language skills I just panicked, mumbled something like "er...sorry...gotta go..." and rushed off. I can be such a numpty sometimes.
    Have a couple of lingots for being braver than me :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mercedes899886

    I do that occasionally as well. But I normally get scam calls on the landline of the house. Sometimes my mom calls me on that. I pick up the phone and say something in Spanish or Portuguese (Or gibberish) and then she's like, "Who's this?" EPIC FAIL. lol


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

    lol this is hilarious


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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! ;)


    [deactivated user]

      good idea I've always wanted to try it.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melyndi

      oh my...! jajajjajaja! Too funny :3 o debo decir demasiado divertido :3


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valeria166212

      Maybe I try the same in English ;)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ender-Warrior

      Lolllll wow just wow you have avoided the irony of the fake sales people so now i know for sure there never gonna wanna call back XD

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