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Sometimes I ignore them…sometimes I answer them and play games, depending on what they are looking for.

On the extended car warranty calls, my most recent car purchases have been Ferraris…apparently they don’t offer extended warranties for them. Secret Special Agent Steve from the SS Problem Department, who was going to put me behind the bar if I didn’t cooperate, got my SS#…8675309…and I told him I prefer to be called “Jenny.”

He didn’t find that amusing as I did…


Don't know why they wouldn't offer their warranty on a Ferrari. They don't plan on paying a claim anyway.


Everytime I name any expensive car, they hang up immediately. Big Grin




 
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Everytime I name any expensive car, they hang up immediately. Big Grin[/QUOTE]

Our 13-year-old twins have picked up on this, too. Our son claims he has a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and my daughter states she owns an Audi R8 V10… Cool


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Posts: 622 | Location: NE Iowa | Registered: October 30, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just to show I'm not always a prick... Today I got a call with a caller ID of Oxford, MS. I was interested enough to pick up the phone, and it was a very nice sounding female voice, with a mild southern accent. She wanted me to take or answer a survey. I handed the phone to my wife.

The difference here is that it wasn't an Asian, but clearly a southern lady. So my bigot turned off. She worked for a company that was interested in building an extended care facility just down the road. So my wife was shocked that I wasn't even a prick to her. But as a rule, usually male voices are almost salesmen and I don't give them the time of day. Southern lady's are different or a different flavor.


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Posts: 17839 | Location: Kentucky, USA | Registered: February 25, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Are you sure your wife didnt call them first??? You know extended care facility and all.
 
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She's too cheap to lodge me there. We have a large river just out front. She'd toss me in and let me sink instead. You may be right in my disposal. This evening she suggested we inventory my guns.


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Southern lady's are different or a different flavor.

Geez, I hope the telespammers don't get wind of this. A female with a southern accent melts me like butter in the sun on a hot summer's day.

I recall, to this day, the first time I encountered a southern girl IRL. I was checking into a hotel in Louisville, KY, where I'd been sent on a start-up project. Cute young thing behind the counter started talking and I damn near melted into the floor




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Posts: 20494 | Location: S.E. Michigan | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've received hundreds of calls like this myself during the past few years. Often it's for extended car warranties, and the person on the other end is clearly calling from a foreign country. I ask them for an extended warranty for my 1935 Deusenberg SJ Grande roadster. Or my 1953 Raymond Loewy signature Studebaker Starlight Coupe.

In other types of nuisance calls, if I don't hear a voice on the other end right away, I'll say "Central Command. State the Day Code, encryption master key only..." This tactic seems to have caused my number of calls to diminish quite considerably.
 
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