Monday, January 12, 2009

Me and my big mouth...

It's always a dead giveaway when you pick up the ringing phone and there is a momentary pause at the other end while their auto dial system does the equivalent of calling across the office "hey up, we've got a live one here!"

A girl at the other end with more accent than dialogue asked me how I was this evening then proceeded to waffle on without pausing to hear my reply.

"I'm calling you from ???????". Believe me, I would tell you if I could have understood her and was still no better off after asking her to repeat the name twice.

She continued "I'm pleased to tell you that your name has been pulled out of our prize draw and you have won a prize worth 12 thousand euros"

"I haven't entered any prize draws" I replied in my best faux-naive voice "but I am registered with the Telephone Preference Service so I sincerely hope this isn't a thinly veiled attempt to try and sell me something"

"Very sorry sir, we will remove your name from our database"

Unfortunately she hung up too quickly to tell me the rest of the details of my prize...

1 comment:

delcatto said...

I only get the boring insurance floggers...leaving the phone with the dog does the trick, although what they make of the snuffling and growling noises is anybody's guess?