• Comebacks for telemarketers who bother you at home at inopportune times: - Tell them you're under house arrest and ask if they could bring you a case of beer and some chips. - After they have introduced themselves cry out in surprise and ask them how they have been. This will set them back a few moments while they try to figure out where you know each other from. - Ask them to speak very slowly as you are busy writing down every word they say. - Tell the telemarketer that you are busy at the moment but if they'll leave you their home phone number you'll call them back.