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Old 10-17-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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Years ago, my FIL had a local that shared his name giving out his phone number to creditors.
One day they called to remind him that he was past due on his Mobile Home payment by several months.
My FIL, being the good sport he was, said loudly in his Marine Corps voice, "just come get the damn thing!"
E then hung up and almost wet his pants trying to tell my MIL what the call was about.
After he recovered from his laughter he stopped and said he hoped the poor soul wasn't o. The crapper when the hooked up to it!!


Almost as funny as the AT&T story....almost!!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #16
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That's good. You must have had fun. You reminded me of one that I tried out on some guys who rang the door bell, proselytizing for their religion.

After some initial chit chat:

Him: Do you believe in God?
Me: Yes.
Him: What religion are you?
Me I'm a devil worshiper.
Him: I thought you said that you believe in God.
Me: I do. Don't you believe in the devil?
Him: But you're going to go to hell!
Me: Well, I should certainly hope so!

When I started this, I thought that they would figure out that I was putting them on, and go away. However, at this point I realized that they were taking me seriously. Next, I started trying to convert them. Finally, when I invited them to come to a service and join in the orgy, they fled in terror.

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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When we were in business of course, we received many solicitation calls. We would tell the caller that the person they needed to talk to was not in. His name was Franks Burns, (From MASH).

When the solicitor called later asking for Frank Burns,we knew a few things. First the caller wasn't that smart. Secondly he/she was a solicitor and could be tyaken care of quickly and we go on to other calls.

Funny, Frank Burns was never in the office! The slacker.LOL
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #18
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From Catch-22

They probably got the idea for Burns office hours from Colonel Cathcart in Joseph Hellers 'Catch-22'.

I've gotten a number of calls from scammers claiming to be from Microsoft telling me that my computer has a virus but they can remote into it and fix it. I've been known to keep them on the line for 30 minutes or so before they give up. I wish my phone had a record function!

When they call my DW they usually get the word I am forbidden to use in her presence.

Just an FYI, nobody honest is going to call you and ask to remote into your computer. The average loss to those who get taken in by this scam is over $2,000 over a period of several months. Just don't.
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I don't know where they idea came from, but it sure was fun.

The secretary would yell out"Is Frank here?"

Some one would respond: "Hang on, I'll Check. ---Pause--Nope he's out."

Sure would brighten up our day.
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They probably got the idea for Burns office hours from Colonel Cathcart in Joseph Hellers 'Catch-22'.

I've gotten a number of calls from scammers claiming to be from Microsoft telling me that my computer has a virus but they can remote into it and fix it. I've been known to keep them on the line for 30 minutes or so before they give up. I wish my phone had a record function!

When they call my DW they usually get the word I am forbidden to use in her presence.

Just an FYI, nobody honest is going to call you and ask to remote into your computer. The average loss to those who get taken in by this scam is over $2,000 over a period of several months. Just don't.

I received the same call recently.

It must have been a new guy calling.
Because I told he he was full of S%%t.
He responded saying... yes he was full of S%%t!
So I said; you know you are full of S%%t and you
still called me?
He said yes!

Then I could hear a co-worker telling him to hangup.
I was laughing until I had tears running.
The DW came in and asked what was wrong.
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I received the same call recently.

It must have been a new guy calling.
Because I told he he was full of S%%t.
He responded saying... yes he was full of S%%t!
So I said; you know you are full of S%%t and you
still called me?
He said yes!

Then I could hear a co-worker telling him to hangup.
I was laughing until I had tears running.
The DW came in and asked what was wrong.
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Now that right there, is funny. I don't care who you are
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One evening, I received a call on my home phone. The caller ID said ‘NOT DO’, so, instead of saying “hello”...

Me: Not. Do.

Caller: Good evening, Mr. and he mispronounced my name, like they usually do.

Me: Not Do.

Caller: I don't understand.

Me: The caller ID said NOT DO when you called, so you must be Not Do.

Another pause...

Caller: Hello, my name is Doug, and I’m calling to let you know that we are selling timeshares for half-off.

Me: I’ve already got one. A really nice one that I enjoy very much, so you could say that I will Not Do anything with your offer.

Caller, after a little chuckle: I’ll just take your name off our list. Have a nice evening.
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One Saturday morning I was eating breakfast- phone rang, I answered (pre-caller ID), a woman spoke really fast trying to sell me something (don't remember what). I told her I was eating and hung up. 5 minutes later she called again. I was irritated that my food was getting cold so I interrupted her and asked, You really want to sell me this don't you?. She said yes, I asked where she was calling from, "Chicago" she answered, I said " that's not too far away, do you fool around? CLICK!!! She never called again.
It's my phone, my money, my time, call at your own risk.
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