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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Soxes View Post
    I aint had a phone for years!
    You should try and get one again. I am sure by this time they have forgotten all about that message you left in the men's room about Ma Bell having seen more d*** than a urinal at Yankee stadium.

    Oh wait, maybe that wasn't you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Soxes View Post

    There went Skoal long cut all over the keyboard.

    That was damn funny.




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    Fla the land of the scam on old people, the latest I get is calls saying they represent florida sheriffs deputies or florida firefighters, theres no such organizations.

    I asked the guy hawking for sheriffs deputies if he was a current working law enforcement officer. He said I retired 3 yrs ago and I cant keep away from it so I help out this way.

    I said Ill tell ya what you give me my miranda rights and Ill send you a 1,000 he hung up.
    We get calls from Africans about our social security. We must give them our SS number and the acct its deposited in immediately for them to verify its validity or they will stop payments.

    All kinds of wild $#@!, when im in the mood I torture them I listen ask a ton of questions then tell them to GF themselves and block their number
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    My wife suggested a new way of dealing with telemarketers. (Actually, she did not come up with it, originally. She just passed it on to me.)

    Whenever my phone shows that the call is from another town or city--and I have no friends or relatives there--I simply answer the phone as follows:

    "Gooooooood morning! This is Phillip Johnston, and yoooooooou're on the air!"

    It has worked very well the two times that I have tried it so far. I was met with stunned silence both times.

    (Obviously, this will not work with robocalls.)
    That is, when I feel in a rather charitable mood, I hang up after a few seconds of silence.

    If I feel a bit ornery, I will prolong the telemarketer's misery a bit:

    "Now, now, now. Please don't be bashful. Speak up! (Today's topic--as you are surely aware--is whether Whirlpool should have ever started making riding lawn mowers.)

    "What is your opinion?"

    Then, after a few more seconds of silence, I will say:

    "Well, this caller is just too bashful. Let's go to anther line..."

    And then hang up.
    Last edited by pjohns; 07-11-2018 at 02:42 PM.

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