Most creative rejection/insult on a cold call

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I was just told to go shimmy up a flag pole and rotate. I thought that was pretty darn good. Points for creativity for sure.
I thought it would be fun to share crazy things people say on the phone.

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MsBroker wrote:I was just told to go shimmy up a flag pole and rotate. I thought that was pretty darn good. Points for creativity for sure.
I thought it would be fun to share crazy things people say on the phone. You need to give this person's number to every cold caller that you know.

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BioFreeze wrote:
MsBroker wrote:I was just told to go shimmy up a flag pole and rotate. I thought that was pretty darn good. Points for creativity for sure.
I thought it would be fun to share crazy things people say on the phone. You need to give this person's number to every cold caller that you know. Yes.  I will call that person a few times a day.  And I don't even CC.

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Eh, he was 81 years old so I'll cut him some slack.

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I don't understand how a guy could be such a d1ck to a girl on the phone, even if she was coldcalling me.  Some hotshot 30 year old guy who's trying to slick talk me, then maybe.  But an EDJ girl calling me to open up a Roth IRA?  I might just melt.

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What's your number, 3rd?  ;)

 
It doesn't make much sense to me, either. I even lay the southern accent on thick when I'm cold calling.
 
I can't complain, though, I am getting a damn good ratio of contacts and permission to call with rates on my calls.

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I once had a wholesaler's inside guy call me for weeks and I screened him out.  One day he catches me on the phone and I say, "Can I call you back? I am in the middle of entering a couple of trades".  He says, "What? You can do two things at once? Are you kidding me?"
 
Needless to say I never used that fund family ever again.

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Shoot, if I'm 81, I'm gonna pop a Viagra, have her explain to me the different types of spreads and then ask her to call me back when she has another idea that might get her excited.

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You pop a Viagra at 81 and the thing might just explode.  Kind of like trying to blow up a dry rotted balloon. 

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Moraen wrote:Shoot, if I'm 81, I'm gonna pop a Viagra, have her explain to me the different types of spreads and then ask her to call me back when she has another idea that might get her excited.
 
 
 
 

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Gotta admit, I politely excuse my self from cold calls at home too.
 
Maybe when I am 80 I will be lonely and let them talk to me for awhile.  But get my money??  Are you serious??

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vbrainy wrote:Gotta admit, I politely excuse my self from cold calls at home too.
 
Maybe when I am 80 I will be lonely and let them talk to me for awhile.  But get my money??  Are you serious??vbrainy - seriously?  you think you'll have enough money for even a Jones person to want to cold call you?

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I had a 3 year old daughter of a prospect say "You no neva call back heya again" and then hang up. That made my day.

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Fa09- That is adorable.

Moraen- I thought there was no amount to small for a Jones rep. :)

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fa09 wrote:
I had a 3 year old daughter of a prospect say "You no neva call back heya again" and then hang up. That made my day.
 
You should have got phone authorization and sold her an indexed annuity if you were worth your salt

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MsBroker wrote:I was just told to go shimmy up a flag pole and rotate. I thought that was pretty darn good. Points for creativity for sure.
I thought it would be fun to share crazy things people say on the phone. If you decide to take his advice and give that a try, any chance you'll put it on Youtube and post the link? 

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I called a number today and the message said: "If you're calling to sell something, please hang up and don't call back.  All others, please leave a message".  lol, I couldn't help but laugh.  

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You should call back and say, "I'm not selling anything, but you may want to buy something from me."

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Back when I was getting started in the business,  I was meeting with a wholesaler.  I don't remember the specifics, but I remember discussing some of the marketing ideas. 
 
When I asked him about how to get clients in the door so that I could show them his product, he said "well, when I was a broker, we had this little black thing on our desk called a telephone." 
 
Needless to say, I never did any business with him.

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once had a guy claim he was on the dnc list, told me to try on my orange jump suit because i was going to jail after he called the feds

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In another job I was calling and had a guy say:"Don't call back, and if you do I'll kill you and f*** your mother!"I remember thinking that I would understood if he killed me, but what the hell does my mother have to do with anything?

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iconsult100 wrote:Back when I was getting started in the business,  I was meeting with a wholesaler.  I don't remember the specifics, but I remember discussing some of the marketing ideas. 
 
When I asked him about how to get clients in the door so that I could show them his product, he said "well, when I was a broker, we had this little black thing on our desk called a telephone." 
 
Needless to say, I never did any business with him.
 
It sounds like he gave you pretty good advice.

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I once had someone ask me if there was a window in the room i was calling from...I said 'yes' then they told me to jump out of it . I thought that was awesome

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Quote:I once had someone ask me if there was a window in the room i was calling from...I said 'yes' then they told me to jump out of it . I thought that was awesome
 That is awesome. I just love it when they get creative with it. Wonder what they would have said if you answered no to the window question. :) 

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"then are you wearing a belt.....yes?....HANG YOURSELF WITH IT!"  *click*

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when i was interning as a cold caller before i got licensed i was qualifying a prospect while setting an appointment.  I asked him about assets and he hung up on me.  I was pretty shocked because he was a really nice guy, so i called back and got his vm.  I decided to send him an email with the information that we had discussed, and in a response he told me he hung up on me because if he needed so many assets to have "a cup of coffee and a donut" with the advisor i set it up for, (in bold capital letters) screw me.  he said to never call or email him again and he hopes i had to keep my suckd*** job until my wife collected the life insurance.  This was when i was a senior in college.

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I was cold calling one evening and got and man in 50s who just moved into town and he started asking me questions.  I'm thinking he's got a 401k to rollover but it turned out he was a Merrill Lynch manager brought in to clean up a local office.  The best part of our conversation, and I swear this is the truth, is he had a porno film going in the background and never bothered to mute it...not even when......well, you get the idea.  I heard every last word and every sound from whatever film he was watching.

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Are you sure it was a film?

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That's funny....but he was way too calm for that to be happening live, in front of him.  That was 10 years ago and I still laugh about it.

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