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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Apr 2013 17:18

OH has mentioned that the Eastern Europeans have got into the 'Problem with your computer' game now.

He answered one call yesterday and one today.


Sharron Report 17 Apr 2013 17:15

I had a call from somebody with a very strong South African accent which I couldn't understand. Just as I put the phone down on them I realized that I had heard that voice before.

It was the lovely black nurse who had looked after Fred at the cataract clinic the day before.

After I had called the clinic and grovelled quite a lot she explained that I was by no means the first to have put the phone down on her.

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 17 Apr 2013 16:53

Yes thanks, the paramedics had to cut his clothes off and his cycling helmet was ruined - hate to think what would have happened had he not been wearing one, he had a brain scan which was ok. Liz


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 15:22

well it's a bit chilly today :-D


Paula+ Report 17 Apr 2013 15:22

I have just Choked on my Malt loaf, I don't think OH will be copying that one Ann ;-)


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 15:19

one rainy day my son's friend had a gypsy calling selling lucky white heather - "Lucky?" he said - I'm here in a nice warm house and you're out there in the piddling rain!!!

there are so many lovely way to get rid of people

one of his other friends received a call from a neighbour "You're favourite people are in the road - Jehova's Witnesses" Haydn rushed upstairs, stripped naked and when they knocked on his door he just opened it and stood there - loud screams - they never called again :-D


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 15:16

I particularly like it when they ask to speak to my husband - I usually say well if you do give him a message from me - the hedge needs cutting - he died over ten years ago!!

Or, when some tinker calls to resurface my drive, which is already resurfaced - "Can I speak to the boss please" Me "You're speaking to her" - shuts door!!


Paula+ Report 17 Apr 2013 15:10

Ann I am going tp show it to my OH, I am sure he will love and, and probably use it next time he receives a call.


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 15:08

he's brilliant Paula - nothing he likes more than to receive one of those calls - it brightens up his day - he's on his own now, wife died two years ago and it helps to fill his day :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 17 Apr 2013 15:07

It's a fair bet that if they address me as Mr they aren't someone I want to talk to :-)


Paula+ Report 17 Apr 2013 15:04

:-D :-D :-D Excellent AnnC .


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 15:00

my friend's dad is going on 91 years of age but no way is he decrepit - he got a call from an Asian sounding person purporting to be from the electricity board informing he him was due a rebate of hundreds of pounds - well Terry is not daft and said "Well that's nice, I don't pay anywhere near that amount each month - where are you calling from?" Reply - "From London" Strange, says Terry, my local electricity board is here in Cardiff.

The caller persists and Terry says "When will you be asking for my bank details?" Reply - "Well that comes later"

Terry - "Do you have a piece of paper handy? if so, can you use it to wipe your ****
and clean up all that bull***** you just fed me"

End of conversation :-D


vera2010 Report 17 Apr 2013 14:32

I too have a difficult name or so it seems to pronunce. Three syllables (spelling) and they nearly always miss out the middle one. It annoys me, especially as I know they are trying to sell me something, but I try to remain calm and well mannered, reminding myself that these calls are flashing up in front of them with little time to get the name right in their heads.

I have that service which filters out most calls and rarely get bothered. Can't imagine how I wouild cope with 14 in one day. Probably pull the plug.



LadyScozz Report 17 Apr 2013 13:57

I usually know when it's a "weird" call, because we have an unusual surname. Even English speakers have trouble with it, so you can imagine the way it gets mangled by others :-)

They ask "Am I speaking with Mrs T?".......... if I'm in a daft mood I say "No", and give "No" as the answer to all their questions; they usually hang up first, other times I say "Yes" instead. If I'm in a stirring mood I talk to them in a language other than English. Great fun :-D Other times I say "hold on", then put the 'phone down and go away for at least ten minutes :-D


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 17 Apr 2013 13:38 your not you daft bat:)) but l spose it might help just to let them say abit more.

Liz...was your son ok?




AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 12:59

nice one Carol

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♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 17 Apr 2013 12:54

Yesterday I had 14 international calls, I answered just one.

When I asked for their Grandmothers telephone number so that I could ask her if she was proud to have a grandchild who attempted to con pensioners, they rang off. :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 12:43

oooooer :-D

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 17 Apr 2013 12:41

I told someone we were not interested in anything he was selling, and he said, "No, you don't understand, I am a friend of your son, he has been involved in an accident, I am at the hospital with him".


AnnCardiff Report 17 Apr 2013 12:32

I just say "not interested" and put the phone down.

Nearly did it to my Indian neighbour though - he had not long moved in across the road and was going with his family back to India for Christmas. I pointed out to him that as he front door was all glass, all the post would accumulate - a dead giveaway for an empty house. Offered to collect the post daily and keep it for him - he agreed and then phoned me to confirm - only the fact that I heard children in the background stopped me from hanging up on him. Told him next day, and he thought it was very funny - he's a doctor by the way :-D