Several months ago, I was asked to create a bot that never says “yes” to anyone. Here is that bot. He’s been unpublished for this whole time, but you can call him at 206-259-4977.
This bot sounds like a telephone technician that accidentally intercepted your call. He’s not very exciting. Actually, he’s pretty dull because he never really “engages” with the telemarketer. He’s so disagreeable and grumpy that most of them just hang up within the first minute. However, I still consider it a “win” because he breaks the autodialers. What I mean is, the telemarketer’s autodialer thinks he is a real person and cuts through to an agent. So even though he’s not as entertaining, he is still effective at breaking the telemarketer’s business model because the autodialer will always break when it hits this bot.
If you have never heard a Jolly Roger bot before, please don’t start here. This guy is not as funny as just about any other call you’ll hear on my YouTube channel. However, if you are familiar with my work, this might sound interesting. It’s also a good demo for the cautious people out there who don’t want my bots to upset their telemarketers. As you’ve heard from other calls, telemarketers can be scary and intimidating. And they know your telephone number and often your address. It can be freaky when they get upset. I’m over it, but I remember that feeling.
Anyway, please enjoy this call. You’ll find that it lasts a little longer than usual because the telemarketer is unable to hang up
Thanks for listening!
Another good ‘bot to have on the boat!
Listening to other call recordings I’ve often thought they were either strongly discouragd from hanging up, or were actually unable to do so.
Other “misrouted call” possibilities? Someone insistent on taking a pizza order; a reference librarian determined to be helpful; a psychiatrist’s office staffer (who’s pretty sure you need an appointment).
I like it. You could start a new category of robots like this. Would it be legal to have a law enforcement version?