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Posted: 05/18/21 03:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Evidently you're not hammered with extended warranty sales calls, LOL.

LOL! Yes, I am, but I have fun with telemarketers. Feel kinda bad sometimes because I know they are only trying to make a living but on some days enough is enough.


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I wish I could come up with a program to make these AI robo calls for extended warranty call each other over and over again.

I thought about staying on the line and requesting a warranty for a 62 biscayne with 430,000 miles to see if that would knock me out of the system.

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I remember when pagers were the norm. You still needed to find a landline to answer the call, which was often a hassle. Plus, the fact the caller may have been long distance added an additional problem. Thankfully, modern cell phones have solved these issues.


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Pagers were the start of us not being able to hide or ignore while at work. Sometimes, it was great that they couldn't get in touch with us !


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I called my pager the electronic nose ring


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One day I was giving a talk during a religious service while wearing my pager on my belt. The pager was set to vibrate. Well, someone called and I noticeably jumped a little. I’ve wondered if the congregation thought I had a sudden infusion of Holy Spirit! [emoticon]

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BobsYourUncle wrote:

2112 wrote:

When I was young and on the road I would call my mom collect to let her know I was ok. I would use my name (David) as the person I'm trying to reach. The operator would say "collect call for David" and mom would say "Dave's not here". She knew I was ok and it didn't cost a dime.

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mr. ed wrote:

One day I was giving a talk during a religious service while wearing my pager on my belt. The pager was set to vibrate. Well, someone called and I jumped a little during the talk. I wonder if the congregation thought I had a sudden infusion of Holy Spirit! [emoticon]

He was probably making sure you didn't fall asleep! [emoticon]


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I was standing in a grocery store checkout line many years ago. In front of me was a young boy and his father. In front of them was a large, heavy set woman wearing a pager. Her pager starts beeping and the young boy screamed "Look out dad, she's backing up".

I know, that's not PC at all these days but I had to do it.

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Posted: 06/04/21 12:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad we DO have cellphones: 3 local girls were approached by a man asking for help putting something in his van. Sensing a bad situation, they told him no, and took photos of him, his van, and his license plate. And reported it to the Sheriff's Dep't. Turns out the guy had prior convictions for sexual misdeeds and hopefully won't be loose to bother other girls. Smart girls!

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