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Old 02-08-06, 09:24 AM   #1
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Reverse crank calls... Am I the only one?

We all get phone calls that are a wrong number right. Do you just let the moran off with polite "I'm sorry but you have the wrong number."? Or, is this an open invitation for obscene tom-foolery?

Me, I take the low road. I just had one and it was great!

Phone rings
Me: Hello?

Female Caller: ***** please.

Me: I'm sorry she can't come to the phone right now. She's upstairs ****ing Charlie.

Caller: Huh?

Me: Oh she was a bit horny and she got Charlie to scratch the itch.

Caller: Oh, ok.

Me: Is there a message please?

Caller: Yes thank you. This is ***** from *****, you have seven pallets of our product there...

Me: Oh, I don't know anything about them. Can I have a number she can call you?

Caller: Yes, its ***-***-****

Me: Great I'll give her the message as soon as she done douching.

Caller: Thank you very much, have a great day

Me: Yes you too, thank you.

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ME: :cry;


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I can't help but wonder what the conversation was in that office after she hung up. AND What the conversation will be when the caller eventually dials the RIGHT number and speaks to *****

Just gotta get the laughs as you find them!
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Old 02-08-06, 09:29 AM   #2
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My Grandpa does that too. Someone will call and ask for someone and he'll say, "She's in the basement with Charlie. Is this ______ ? It's not? Oh, she told me to tell him something that I'd rather not repeat if you're not him." On and on.
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Old 02-08-06, 09:41 AM   #4
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I like it. I guess you attempt to identify the voice and not repeat the conversation to your older granny.
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Old 02-08-06, 10:31 AM   #5
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I get a lot of those, but my phone's usually never on when they call. I wind up with voicemails like, "Doug, we need to see about gettin' that horse trailer over here." Sometimes I even call them back and let them know they've got the wrong guy. Of course, it might help if I actually recorded a message instead of using the default.

Note to self: Somehow avoid accidentally calling Stacey....
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Old 02-08-06, 10:32 AM   #6
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My favorite thing is credit card offers. When ever I get one I patiently listen to the shpeel, go back over all of the details with the telemarketer to make sure I understand, then say: I just got done doing 3-5 for credit card fraud. I think your ****in nuts. I then hang up the phone before they have a chance to say anything else.
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Old 02-08-06, 10:39 AM   #7
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I do it with telemarketers only.

Some company had been calling me several times, so finally I did this:

Them: Hi this is so-and-so from whatever company.

Me (in an agonized, pleading scream): DEAR GOD!!! WHY WON'T YOU PEOPLE STOP CALLING ME?!? WHY!?!?!?

Them: Uhh Sir I can put you on our do not call list...

Me: THAT WOULD BE FABULOUS!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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They never called back .
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Old 02-08-06, 10:50 AM   #8
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I give the phone to the 4 year old when telemarketers call. She loves to talk on the phone and they'd never known all about her cousins otherwise.

We've had our number for three years now. The people who had our number before us still give our number when it suits them. Just the little things though....the nursing home the mother is in.....his job....the school their son is now attending.
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Well, I screen all my calls at home but I get them at work.

So I can't be too obscene.

I like to tell the caller that I own a company that competes with theres. I tell them the name (that I make up) of my company, and the funny thing is that they usually admit they have heard of it!

The call ends soon afterwards.
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I give the phone to the 4 year old when telemarketers call. She loves to talk on the phone and they'd never known all about her cousins otherwise.

We've had our number for three years now. The people who had our number before us still give our number when it suits them. Just the little things though....the nursing home the mother is in.....his job....the school their son is now attending.
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Sad thing is, is if the mother calls and gets to talk to your kid, that's probably more attention then her family gives to her

Personally I only use the phone for business purposes. If I'm on the phone calling somebody or talking to somebody 99% chance that it's business related and thus I am maintaing a professional manner. I have vonage with caller ID and I will almost never pick up the phone unless they have sent a valid caller id . Unfortunately the valid caller id does not stop comrporations that are outsourcing their tech recruiting to mexicans and Indians who can't pronounce or enunciate or form proper sentences.
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Old 02-08-06, 11:30 AM   #11
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I like Jerry Seinfelds approach on this one. Tell the guy you are busy, and ask for his home number so you can call him back later!

"ohhh, so you dont want anyone calling you at home and disturbing you"
"well now you know how i feel!"
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Old 02-08-06, 12:15 PM   #12
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I like Jerry Seinfelds approach on this one. Tell the guy you are busy, and ask for his home number so you can call him back later!

"ohhh, so you dont want anyone calling you at home and disturbing you"
"well now you know how i feel!"
This one actually works!!
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Old 02-08-06, 12:17 PM   #13
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I once had a call from a telemarketer trying to sell me a timeshare in Hungary. I was at a loose end so I thought I would string him along for a while. In the end I had him going for about an hour keeping him feeling like I was close to signing up, asking about various options and increasing what it looked like I mighy buy.

In the end when he thought I was about to close the deal I told him that I was a mystery shopper, reeled of a list of things he had done wrong and demanded to speak to his supervisor. I told the supervisor not to hire such gullible idiots and rang off.

Made me happy for days.
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I give the phone to the 4 year old when telemarketers call. She loves to talk on the phone and they'd never known all about her cousins otherwise.

We've had our number for three years now. The people who had our number before us still give our number when it suits them. Just the little things though....the nursing home the mother is in.....his job....the school their son is now attending.

Oh that's great. I'll have to do that next time. I have a 4 year old little girl too, and she's a talker! It's so funny though cuz she'll be on the phone with Nana (my mom) and she'll try to show her what she's talking about by holding the phone up to it. She's chasing the cat around with the phone so my mom can "see" the kitty.
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Oh that's great. I'll have to do that next time. I have a 4 year old little girl too, and she's a talker! It's so funny though cuz she'll be on the phone with Nana (my mom) and she'll try to show her what she's talking about by holding the phone up to it. She's chasing the cat around with the phone so my mom can "see" the kitty.
My daughter does that too. "Look!" she holds an object right next to the mouthpiece like that's the portal between our house and Grandmas. Hey, if it was I'd be shoving her through that one day a week she gets really hyper. "You get her? Push her back through when she stops running in circles."
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You both are funny The sad thing is, I wonder how long it will be before that is a reality.
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Ok so here is a story

I was at an older friend kelly's house one time just hanging out with him while he works. So I am sitting there on his TV playing PS2 eating stale saltines and marshmellows, when he gets a call. Here it is how I think I remember it...

Kelly: Hello?

Telemarketer for the boston globe: Hi I am from the boston globe wondering if you would like to purchase a member ship to blah blah

K: No I am not interested (this is where he looks at me and tell me to join him, not the telemarketer is on the speaker phone)

T: Well its a one time thing and its a very good deal

K: I just said I am not interested

T: Well it is a great deal of 40 cents an issue, shipping is handled and it has all these new additions blah blah

K: Please the last time I am not interested.

T: (pretty much just said what he said before ignoring my friend)

Here is the fun part after all the hassling he responds with...

K: Please I am not interested, I can not read

T: Why

K: I am blind

T: oh

Click.
We were laughing for a long time about this thing. The timing of it was just too perfect.
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Ok so here is a story

I was at an older friend kelly's house one time just hanging out with him while he works. So I am sitting there on his TV playing PS2 eating stale saltines and marshmellows, when he gets a call. Here it is how I think I remember it...

Kelly: Hello?

Telemarketer for the boston globe: Hi I am from the boston globe wondering if you would like to purchase a member ship to blah blah

K: No I am not interested (this is where he looks at me and tell me to join him, not the telemarketer is on the speaker phone)

T: Well its a one time thing and its a very good deal

K: I just said I am not interested

T: Well it is a great deal of 40 cents an issue, shipping is handled and it has all these new additions blah blah

K: Please the last time I am not interested.

T: (pretty much just said what he said before ignoring my friend)

Here is the fun part after all the hassling he responds with...

K: Please I am not interested, I can not read

T: Why

K: I am blind

T: oh

Click.
We were laughing for a long time about this thing. The timing of it was just too perfect.
I had one similar except at the end of the conversation I told him I got all of my news for free online :-p Here it isn't very funny but if you were there everybody was laughing prettyhard.
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When I was 16 yrs old, (now think back, there were enough hormones coursing through my body to kill a horse), a woman with a rather sexy voice called and asked for Steve. It was Saturday night and my only plans were to go out catching some water snakes, later on, (I know; BIG LOSER).

Me: "I'm sorry, there's no Steve, here. Who's this?"

Karen: "This is Karen. Do I know you?"

Me: "Nope, I was just making conversation. Since Steve doesn't live here, I thought I could stand in for him. Is he your boyfriend?"

Karen: "No, I'm single."

(Now the launch sequence had been activated. I had to meet this woman, and quick!)
Me: "So what are you up to, tonight?"

This went on for a half hour or so. She agreed to meet me at a pizzaria, not far from my house...
She was in her mid forties, more attractive than most and oh so drunk. However, as soon as she saw me, she went into, "Oh my, you are way too young for me. I'd better go. Do you need a ride somewhere?"

I figured my chances with her were going to go straight down the tubes, if I just let her walk out, so I didn't tell her I had driven there. We got into her Crown Victoria and started back toward my house.
Well, I come to find out;
a) she was not single
b) she was always drunk
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c) she had two kids; one of whom went to my school.

Needless to say, I didn't get lucky that night. She did give me an extended, somewhat passionate kiss good night, when she dropped me off. Instead of a cold shower, I got on my skateboard and rode the 5 miles to get my car.

I never saw Karen again, but I thought of her every time I passed her daughter in the hall.
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When I was 16 yrs old, (now think back, there were enough hormones coursing through my body to kill a horse), a woman with a rather sexy voice called and asked for Steve. ...

I never saw Karen again, but I thought of her every time I passed her daughter in the hall.
Dude.... you could've had a threesome with a mother-daughter team!!!
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Why did I never think of this before?!?! I usually just let the phone ring if I don't know who it is. Next time Im going to have some fun!
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