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I should preface this by saying that I am generally a very polite guy. As @arahant would say, I think it is mostly due to my “Southron” upbringing. But even my tendency to politeness has a limit!
I have been getting a lot (10+) robocalls per day — I think mostly due to the coming end of open season on health care options and my age. At one time, the caller ID showed a legitimate company and I would answer and explain — politely — that I’m not interested in changing.
Now, however, the caller ID shows random numbers from all over the country. If I answer, there is a delay and then a foreign voice asks how I am doing and says he has some options on improved health care options. I say I am not interested and hang up.
I am trying different call-blocking options and I will see how that works, but in the meantime, I have decided to get what entertainment I can get out of the process.
My last call:
me: “Herroo” (think of Larry the Cable Guy doing one of his weird impressions)
caller: “How are you doing today”
me: “Jutht fine!”
caller: ” uhhh ok, ….. I’m calling about some options on health care we have. Do you have medicare part A or B?”
me: “Leth me go get my teefth!” Click!
me :” let me check with my nurse”
me: ” I’m not sure, the warden takes care of that for me”
me: “I’ve never gotten a call from Mabank, Texas, before. Where is that?”
me: “I see you are from Ipava, Illinois. Do you know the Goldarnets?”
Do you get these kinds of calls? What is your response?Published in