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JusJoJan 14 – Annoying Phone Calls


For some random reason I was thinking today about a series of prank phone calls I received a while back and, as I often do, I thought about what I should have said. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Thinking of the perfect response half an hour – or half a year – later is one of my pet peeves. But I digress.

These particular calls came one night when I was alone in the house, trying to get some hard-earned sleep. They started after midnight with someone, a party blasting in the background, asking me for somebody I wasn’t. Apparently it was so hilarious that Mona or whoever they were looking for wasn’t at my number that they called back again. And again. And again. Drunk out of their gourds, I think they were passing the phone around each time they dialed.

Back to my brilliant idea. What I should have done:

Me: Domino’s Pizza

Them: (or so I imagine they would say) Hey, you dialed Domino’s!

Me: How can I help you?

Them: You guys want a pizza?

Me: Will that be for delivery?

Them: Sure!

Me: (muffling a giggle) What’s your address? Phone number?

Ah, drunk people are just too easy. At least in my imagination. If I ever get a chance to try this, I’ll let you know how it goes.

Just Jot It January! Do it now!

JJJ 2015

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

21 thoughts on “JusJoJan 14 – Annoying Phone Calls

  1. Or, you can try, “City morgue” ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Is it wrong to hope you get a chance to try this, so I can see what happens?


  3. I feel I’ve missed something–never had a prank call.


  4. Reblogged this on Human Interest.


  5. I do this when I know it’s a cold caller coming through. I always answer the phone by saying “Red Dragon Restaurant, can I have your full name, phone number, Postal code, and credit card number please”.

    My number soon gets taken off their list.

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  6. Ha! I was working the night shift at a warehouse and the phone rang about 2 am. It was very rare as it was an unpublished number that only night employees had – as during the day all calls went through reception. When i answered a woman began to tell me how she would go about having the best sex of my life with her. The description was very specific. Ha! I egged her on a bit as I was bored and needed a break. I’m not sure she was expecting that as she hung up on me. Ha! You know you are a poor conversationalist when you can’t even keep a obscene caller on the line.


  7. Now if you could figure out how to get them to give you twenty bucks for a 10 buck frozen pizza, Linda G!


  8. Definitely want to hear how that one ends LOL.


  9. I had a woman call me, and I’m pretty sure I know who. She started going on about how she needed me to come over to help her with her computer, and the only solution was sex. More or less. I froze, she giggled, then hung up. If it’s who I think it was, I’m fairly sure a better response from me would have led to a good night of “fixing” her computer.


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