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From: bridesmom
Date: 10-19-2005, 03:10 AM (1 of 4)
Thursday evening phone rang just as I was setting down to my anticipated evening meal, and as I answered it, Hello.

I was greeted with, "Is this Wilhiam Wagenhoss?" This didn't sound anything like my name, so I asked, "Who is calling?"

The telemarketer said he was with The Rubber band Powered Freezer Company or something like that and then I asked him if he knew Wilhiam personally and why was he was calling this number. I then turned my head from the phone and in a loud voice said, "Get really good pictures of the body and all the blood."

I then turned back to the phone and advised the caller that he had entered a murder scene and must stay on the line because we had already traced this call and he would be receiving a summons to appear in the local courthouse to testify in this murder case.

I then questioned the caller at great length as to his name, address, phone number at home, at work, who he worked for, how he knew the dead guy and could he prove where he had been about one hour before he made this call.

The telemarketer was getting very concerned and his answers were given in a shaky voice.

I proceeded to tell him we had located his position at his work place and the police were entering the building to take him into custody. At that point, I heard the phone fall and the scurrying of his running away.

As I returned to the dinner table, my wife asked me, why I had tears streaming down my face and so help me, I couldn't tell her for about fifteen minutes.

My meal was cold, but oh-so-very enjoyable
Laura
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: DorothyL
Date: 10-19-2005, 07:37 AM (2 of 4)
Ah ... A new one to add to my collection of ways to amuse myself with telemarketers.
I once told a guy selling windows that we don't have windows because we boarded them all up.
My favorite was when I told a guy who called me selling a phone service that we didn't have a phone in order to avoid telemarketers. We talked for about 10 minutes.
Dorothy
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: Chrysantha
Date: 10-20-2005, 11:49 PM (3 of 4)
I once told someone selling siding to come to my home for an estimate....I'd love to see them put siding on my all brick home...he hung up...darn
:bg: :bg: :bg:
Chrys
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Bama
Date: 10-22-2005, 11:28 AM (4 of 4)
Good one! :up: Maybe I should try that one. The "do not call" list is not working so well anymore.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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