Telemarketer Troubles? Tell Toddler to Talk.

The phone just will not stop ringing. There’s probably a dozen calls a day. Telemarketers, my friends. They’re after us. Big time.

I’ve listened to their spiels. I’ve donated to appropriate causes. But they just keep coming. It’s obvious we need to get tough here and try something else. Witness the scene tonight:

<phone rings>

Dad: Let’s see, “Out of Area, Unknown Caller.” Yep, this one’s for you, Bear.

Bear (face showing obvious excitement as she answers the phone): Hello!

(Caller is taken aback by child’s voice, then mumbles something)

Bear: Huh?!?

Caller: Can I speak with your mother please?

Bear: No!

(Caller is silent)

Bear: We’re just making Puppy Chot! (her pronunciation of “Puppy Chow”, a delicious little cereal snack you may be familiar with).

(Caller again is silent)

Bear: Here, do you wanna talk to Bean? (Holding phone in the air) Say hi, Bean! Say hi!

Bean: Hi! Hi! Hi!

Caller: <click>

How great is this? Bear can practice the call-answering skills she is so eager to implement while simultaneously dealing with the telemarketing problem in a way that is hilariously entertaining to Mom and Dad. Love it!

About dadbloggit

I'm an architect-turned-stay-at-home-dad to three little daughters. Being an architect was hard. Being a full-time parent is RIDICULOUSLY hard. And equally as rewarding. Dadbloggit is a record of this journey.
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4 Responses to Telemarketer Troubles? Tell Toddler to Talk.

  1. Judi says:

    We need Bear to come live at our house for a few days!

  2. doodlemum says:

    Brilliant! I normally pretend I cant hear them, repeatedly saying “pardon” can irritate someone to the point of explosion you know…
    Still chuckling about it now…maybe I should get the one year old to have a go and gum the phone…

  3. dadbloggit says:

    Yes, get the little one on the phone… you’ll love it! I haven’t yet been able to determine if speaking to Bear will scare away a solicitor once and for all. If so, we have in fact found the perfect remedy. Judi, I’m sure Bear would jump at the chance of answering your phone for a few days.

  4. Hannah says:

    You’re a genius!

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