Bizarre things to say and do to a telephone solicitor to get him to hang up and leave you alone:

*"So, what are you wearing?"

* Talk very quietly and then without warning, scream as loud as you can into the phone.

* "You'll have to excuse me now, my armpit is on fire."

* "I'm sorry, but this phone is for personal calls only. The boss won't let us use it for business."

* Respond to their questions with fax/modem noises.

* When they ask to speak with you, say "Just a moment," and give the phone to your six-year old child to carry on the conversation.

* Pretend to be very interested in their product and then quite calmly and earnestly inquire, "Yes, but can it makea six minute casserole?"

* "I am truly sorry but the moon is in the seventh house of Pluto and my astrologer would just die if he knew I was talking to a salesman during this solar phase."

* "This isn't a recording. This isn't a recording. This isn't a recording. This isn't a recording."