Sunday, February 25, 2018

Entertainment

The phone rang.  Far Guy said “It’s for you so you might as well answer it.”  He cannot stand to let the machine get it…

It was a fellow with a foreign accent.  He asked “You were having problems with Windows 10 how are you doing now ?”  I replied “Fine”  “So no problems?”  “Nope I threw it in the garbage!”  “What?”  “ Garbage…G A R B A G E where it belonged.”  “What did you do with it?”  “I threw it in the trash TRASHH.”  click

A fine howdy ya do that was…at least he could have thanked me for my time and said goodbye…but just click…where were his manners?  I suppose he just wanted to fix my computer over the phone and charge my credit card.  ( I still have Windows 7…and hope it lasts a bit longer…Far Guy has Windows 10.)

Far Guy was laughing the entire time…next time he is answering it.  Since we don’t have caller id on our land line it is anybodies guess who is calling us…the next time the phone rang Far Guy answered it and it was my other baby brother.

Other than phone calls our biggest entertainment is the snow and old movies on TCM. I watched a really good one called The Search.

snowy

Blog Signature

22 comments:

  1. We had phone ID installed when I worked as a Security Officer because they would often call in the middle of the night for me to come in. It is fun to see what entertains us.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We have phone ID and if we don't recognize the number we don't answer.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Phone ID is the best - if we're not sure who it is, we don't answer. If someone really wants to speak with us (and not sell us anything) they can leave a message.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They are so irritating! I was at my client's house... and played along. We had a good laugh. She is 94 and it upsets her terribly to get these calls.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can read about it here! https://mymuskoka.blogspot.ca/2017/08/microsoft-called.html

      Delete
  5. I rarely answer my phone anymore. I've kept track this month and have received an average of two telemarketing calls each day. No call on President's Day, I guess they took a holiday.

    ReplyDelete
  6. In the phone call the guy wanted to get on your computer and dig for your personal info. They don't like it when your sharp enough to give them a smart assed reply. Don't tell them anything.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I got a call on my cell yesterday for someone wanting to do a survey on products. They asked my age. Then wanted to know what state I was from - - told them I did not want to give personal information. They said they needed it for demographics. They even tried to tell me how legit they were by giving me a website they have and how they represent "big names" for surveys etc. I told them I see their website. So then they ask what county I am from. I told them they were too specific and they weren't getting anymore personal information. They apologized that I would not be able to continue the survey then. I told them they were correct and thanked them for being polite and hoped they have a nice day. Then I blocked their phone number!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I haven’t had a landline in so long I forgot how entertaining they can be. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I often entertain myself with those kinds of callers. One of my favourite ones was someone who said I'd been in an accident recently.

    "Oh, no," I said. "Was I hurt badly?"
    They told me I was.
    So I asked if I'd been the one driving.
    Again, they said yes.
    "Ah," I said. "Well, that explains it."
    "It does?" they asked.
    "Oh, yes," I said. "You see, I'm blind."
    They hung up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rolling with laughter here! Good one!

      Delete
    2. I'm rolling with you, Shirley! I need to remember that conversation!

      Delete
  10. Those callers! The best you can do is just make fun with it! They should get "real" jobs!

    ReplyDelete
  11. With caller ID we usually just let it ring, or I pick it up, hit talk and then end to shut off the call and the ringing. When I do pick it up and answer, there is usually a bit of noise and then nothing. I think many of them are robo calls. But the live person ones get us sometimes. My cell phone was getting "missed call" messages all the time, so finally I answered one, and ended it with "I didn't call you. Don't call me!"
    It would have been more fun to get a good laugh out of it. I'm glad Far Guy did.

    ReplyDelete
  12. We had those people calling us over and over.
    Cleaned up around our door Yesterday and found \flowers about to bloom.
    Hope your snow will be gone soon.

    ReplyDelete
  13. So annoying, you did have a great answer, good to get a laugh.
    Joy

    ReplyDelete
  14. No land lines here any more, and even on the cell I don't answer if I don't know the number. Good for you having a little fun with it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. These callers think we are all stupid and naive

    ReplyDelete
  16. If it wasn't for telemarketers and people like this, my phone wouldn't ring at all. *lol* It's annoying tho, isn't it. To get up, paddle to the phone, only to have one of these callers greet you... ICK! I wish they wouldn't call. Blessings~ Andrea xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. You are too funny! I have caller id and I love it because it speaks it out loud so I don't even have to get up! LOL! Of course, if it is someone I know then I about break my neck to pick it up before the answering machine does. It keeps the scammers from getting a hold of me! I get many per day...if I would ever take up napping I would have to disconnect the phone.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie