Thursday, December 5, 2019

Redundant call.


The other morning the land line phone started ringing. It made me very uneasy because mom has been unwell lately and usually an early morning call is not good. I had just gone upstairs and ran back down to get it.

 "Good morning sir, this is Nadia and I am calling as the head of the department for the Psychic Institute of Montreal".

 I had to give my head a good morning shake, did this woman just say she was the head of a psychic department? "Ummm pardon me, what did you just say"?

 "My name is Nadia and I'm calling as the head of the department for the Psychic Institute of Montreal. Do you know what that means psychic, do you know what it means to be psychic"?

  Never call a smarty pants like me and ask a stupid question. "Well to be honest I don't think you are very good psychics because you should have seen this coming". [Click]

24 comments:

Old Lurker said...

This sounds entirely plausible and not at all cribbed from 1980s comedy routines. Is your refrigerator running?

Leanna said...

I love getting stupid calls like that. I usually stay on let them ask the first question and then I ask them to hold and I place them on hold and walk away. Sometimes I come back and hang up the phone.

Christina said...

Hahahahahahaha. Oh lordy! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Mistress Maddie said...

Oh shit. You didn't quit your day job yet did you?

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

LMAOOOO
oh, you deserve it.
You totally deserve it

XOXO

Dave R said...

Real psychics don't call me, they know better, and I have a phony psychic app on my phone: they never get through.

anne marie in philly said...

I NEVER answer the landline unless I know the caller; thank the dogs and cats for caller ID! the call goes directly to an answering machine.

HuntleyBiGuy said...

I didn’t see that one coming. I guess my psychic powers are a little rusty.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Lurkey, totally true and it was an actual call center, I could hear the other operators speaking in the background so it wasn't a friend playing a prank. Plus the woman had a thick accent that I didn't recognize and I would disown any friend that would call me like that early in the morning.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Leanna, the phone company put our name in the phone book incorrectly and also in reverse, so I can instantly tell when it's a telemarketer. Usually as soon as they say our name wrong, I hang up.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Christina... ah ha! I knew you were going to say that! Lol

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You mean it wasn't Service Canada telling you that your social insurance number has been compromised? Or Canada Revenue Agency threatening you with jail for tax arrears? Those are the only phone calls I get, LOL.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Maddie, you mean me? Well I thought that was pretty funny but no kidding, the call was real, I honestly asked her to repeat it because I thought I must have heard her wrong.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Sixpence, I've never been a believer in psychic readings ever since I was told that I would marry a nice girl named Amy!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Dave, I would imagine you don't put up with that! Lol

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Anne Marie, a real psychic would be afraid to call you! Lol

Sooo-this-is-me said...

HuntleyBiGuy, sounds like you would be perfect to work there!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Debra, oooh some poor young waitress near Ottawa lost all her money to the sin card scam. Really a person should become suspicious when they want you to put your entire savings into gift cards.

Deedles said...

I'm with Anne Marie! I don't answer my phone unless I recognize the name and/or number. Sometimes, not even then because I really have to be in a charitable mood to listen to my sister ramble on. She's worse than me, if you can believe it. I'm still waiting for the IRS to come haul my ass to jail for not taking their fake calls :)

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Deedles, you will meet a tall, dark and handsome stranger... and then you will send his handsome ass up to your gay friend in Canada!!! :D

Deedles said...

Will do, Stevaroo. Tall, dark and handsome is so clichรฉ, though. As a child I never understood what they meant by dark. They'd show somebody like Tony Curtis and I'd think, "but he's white!" Cultural differences can be fascinating.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Deedles, dark hair is what they meant however with me "dark" could be hair, skin, sense of humor... whatever you get I'm taking!!! Well... you can give him the "Deedles once over" you know... in case of the crazy guy who hides bodies thing you often mention.

Old Lurker said...

Oh dear. Is Debra in financial trouble? Otherwise why would these Canadian bureaucracies be hounding her?

As for Steven: you never know. Amy might be in your future yet. But I don't think it is right to be poaching Balder Half for your nefarious purposes; he may be tall, dark and handsome, but he is taken already.

Deedles said...

Lurkster, mind your own business! Balder Half is actually semi-tall, medium dark and semi-handsome, so I never thought to add him to the mix *cough*. When he doesn't shave his head, he is a redhead. Well, was. He is now among the ranks of we silver (well, dingy grey) foxes. I'm open to negotiations though. Anybody have a tall, longhaired blond dude to trade? I'm only interested in his mind.