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April 22nd, 2014
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More phun with phones!
My boss gets on these lists occasionally. Boiler Room lists. They are trying to get him to buy bad stocks. If I get a call from the NYC area and it's not one of our offices, it is pretty much always a Boiler Room call. I won't use my bosses real name in this, or at least not his real last name, but I will use the name they tried to call him.

Me: standard business greeting
Me: NO!
BR: Is John there?
Me: Which John, I have several here (I know full well which he wants, but it's more fun this way)
BR: John .... ahhh ... Liedon
Me: Lead singer of the Sex Pistols?
BR: What?
Me: We don't have a John Liedon here.
BR: He then gets the last name right ...

I am saved by the bell!
Phone rings ...

Me: Please hold for a moment

And when I came back, he was gone ...

as before, I love giving people who are running cons a hard time!

This was originally posted on Dreamwidth, after which it wandered out to various other sites. Feel free to reply where ever you want. I should still see it.

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Date:April 22nd, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
It's nice to have a hobby.

Many years ago, I worked evenings in a hospital office. One of our extensions was one digit off from the ER, and all the calls at night were misdials for the ER. I had fantasies, but luckily for me never had the nerve to carry them out.

Ring. (Answer)

---- General. You plug 'em, we patch 'em.


---- General. Die here, pay here.
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Date:April 22nd, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
I had to reread that last sentence several times before realizing that "cons" here wasn't short for "conventions"... At which point it made so much more sense. :)
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Date:April 23rd, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
I didn't realize that may be a problem till you pointed it out. Then other pointed it out. I'm slow that way
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Date:April 29th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
Your glee reminds me of a call I got my freshman year in the dorms of a church-sponsored private university. The caller purported to be my obscene phone caller. I gave him a chance, then gave him a detailed lecture analyzing how his technique was trite and passé. I suspect he'd been hoping to scandalize a naive freshman, but instead got rather disheartened and deflated. Tee hee hee.
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