Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now? (ericcoleman) wrote,
Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now?
ericcoleman

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
BR: JOHN?
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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