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Old 02-16-2015, 12:13 PM   #61
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..........I suppose the best address and phone number to provide is some disreputable business/entity in my town. Then, they have to handle the junk mail. ..............
When I was a lad I was pursued by an insurance salesman that would not take no for an answer. He demanded an appointment and an address. I sent him to the 4th Reich motorcycle club, which was a few blocks form my apartment. I'm not sure how it went, but he quit calling.
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:03 PM   #62
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If possible, I try "I'm just paying cash" and that stops the questions about half the time.

When they insist, I try to work with those intrusive questions, since the questioner really has no choice but to ask them.

My name is John Cash (I pay cash for a large portion of my purchases).
My address is 79 Wistful Vista (I loved the old Fibber McGee & Molly radio show).
My city is Springfield (of course), and there really is one not that far away.
My phone number is a local area code and whatever random numbers I think of.
My email is scase@aol.com (Steve Case was a founder of AOL).
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Me too! I usually use 55 Sullivan Pl, Brooklyn NY 11225. It's easy to remember, and was the address of Ebbets Field where the Dodgers used to play. I wonder if someone gets all that junk mail I've directed there over the years.
I give 'em my old work address. Since these lists are for all eternity I know they'll never forget me where I used to work.
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I give 'em my old work address. Since these lists are for all eternity I know they'll never forget me where I used to work.
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I do the same, except I give them a bogus name so the old co-workers gave no clue how all that junk mail shows up. Years ago, my co-workers and I would give them our boss's name and home address so he got bombarded!
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