Re: Just this afternoon
Jacob, from BT Openreach, called from an unavailable number.
Apparently my router is generating errors.
I asked him to hang on a sec. and went off to watch the news.
He hung up.
I kept them hanging on for as long as possible by having to answer the door, turn the cooker off, deal with the decorator choosing paint colours, make a cup of tea etc. Then start the computer which took time as I had to remember my password "much easier once it's logged in as I keep all my passwords in a text file." That kept them very interested before finally I got into Windows. Then when I was asked to download teamviewer or whatever I'd say I obviously have to hang up to connect to the internet. Yes I'd say I had dialup but only used it to connect the computer to my bank for online banking. I'd hang up at this point to 'connect' and 'download' whatever it was then do something else.
Occasionally they'd call back and I'd pretend to be a business, foreign, or both. So calling back to speak to me might get you through to:
Freddy's Massage Parlor "Every customer has a Happy Ending",
Tony's Garage "A fender bender does not mean crash damaged,
RAF Strike Command, High Wycombe,
Detective Inspector Hammond, if I was in a bad mood.