Thursday, May 28, 2015

It's No Fun When They Don't Play Along

Ref. last post, about needing something fun to watch? I have Part 1 of Dragon Riders of Berk that my friend Gail sent me! I keep forgetting to ask Number One if she wants to watch it with me. I think I'll just do it, starting tonight. If I'm not working until midnight again.

My husband has a lot of fun with telemarketers and wrong numbers and stuff like that. Our number is only 1 digit different from the local Domino's number, and people used to always call and ask if we were Pizza Hut, or would immediately launch into their order or request for delivery, even though we hadn't answered "properly." He'd say we were out of pizza or that we were Little Cesar's or something like that. They moved across town, out of our area, and now a) they won't deliver to us and b) we don't get calls for them anymore. That's NOT a good trade.

You know those people who call you and say they're from Geek Support and there's something really wrong with your computer and they want to help you? I kept one of those guys on the phone for 20 minutes. At one point he told me his company's address in Connecticut and I went on about how I used to live up there and asking if he'd seen certain sites. I told him I didn't want to go downstairs and boot up my computer. He passed judgment on my being in bed at that time of the morning, even though I hadn't said I was in bed, I said I was in my bedroom. That was a fun conversation. He tried so hard!

Anyway, today I got a friend request on Facebook. I always say yes. This person immediately messaged me privately. Red flag, right? It went like this:

Her:  hello
Me:  Hi. :)
Her: how you doing
Me:  Not too bad. How about you?
Her: i am good
Me:  Good. :)
Her: well i saw your name among the 20 lucky people who won $500,000,00 from the smartphone lottery i am among the lucky winners too
i have gotten my own check and i just cash my own check yesterday why havent you get your check
Me:  Oh, I did! I got my check three days ago.

She hasn't responded. So boring. *sigh*

How have YOU tried to play with someone lately? Did they play along?

8 comments:

LBDDiaries said...

Hey! I got my check, too! Let's go shopping!!!

This was an awesome post although I sure am sorry about your pizza problems. No one delivers to us. Son does come an take away from us, does that count?

Natalie Damschroder said...

LOL! I guess it helps if the leftovers are unwanted. :)

Delynn Royer said...

Lol! Love your method of dealing with the scammers. Entertain yourself and steal some of their time. (And gather fodder for entertaining blog posts.) Thanks for the chuckle!

Natalie Damschroder said...

You read me perfectly, Delynn. :) Thank you!

Kquotes Com said...

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Natalie Damschroder said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Sheri Maderos said...

I heard of a person who would tell phone solicitors "Oh hold on there is someone at the door--hold on just one minute so I can see who it is" then set the phone down and go back to what he was doing. He would check in about 20 minutes to see if they were still there... I've always wanted to do this!!

Natalie Damschroder said...

That's hilarious! I should try that, Sheri. LOL I'm home working freelance full time again, and it drives me crazy how often the phone rings with people wanting to scam me.