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Farm Animals

Posted by Sumiki , in Life Nov 20 2011 · 56 views

This occurred a few days ago.

The phone rang, and I saw the caller ID say "Toll Free Call". The Toll Free Calls have been phone-spamming our house for years, and I decided enough was enough.

I answered and said hello.

When the middle-aged woman on the other end said hello back, I pitched my voice as deep as I could and said this:

"Do you dream about farm animals?"

They haven't called us since. :) I advocate this as a way to combat the telemarketers.


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Something like that happened to me about a year ago:

>Was building
>Phone rang
>Wireless caller
>Think it's a friend, put a Lego piece in my pocket
>Pick it up
>Other end starts with "I'd like to order-"
>Hang up
>Hands start sweating
>Reach for piece I put in my pocket
>Spaghetti starts falling out of my pockets
>Never again
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XD

We've been getting toll free calls, but we just ignore them, lol.
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daiker

u mad
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I haven't had a single telemarketer since I lost my phone =D

I will keep this in mind though.
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I love doing this kind of stuff. :3
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Oh, and I forgot to mention that the next time I have the chance to pull this off, I'll wait for the person's reaction before saying "do farm animals dream about you".
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Legolover-361
Nov 20 2011 08:39 PM
Caller ID is bliss. When the phone rings, if a 1-800 number is on the display, we don't answer. Shunning through ignorning, that's our plan. :P
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Wow, it's awesome that that actually worked! Have you used it on other callers or just the one?

Apparently, my father's policy as a teen was, whenever telemarketers called, to set his obnoxious, painfully loud microwave to cook for a few seconds so that it blared in their ears. No one called back.

~ BioGio
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Squishyfrog
Nov 20 2011 10:34 PM
We get toll free calls over here all the time, so I usually pick up and shout something random into the receiver and wait for a reply. The sad thing is, it's almost always an automated message.
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Toa of Dancing
Nov 21 2011 02:22 PM
Our family has an answering machine. If someone has something to say, then they best leave a message. =3

But if this ever happens, I shall say this.
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Oh my I should try this.
My friend at one point was going to make his outgoing message "Haha, you failed to reach me! Message!" (all done in a very obnoxious voice).
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Portal Nuvia
Dec 01 2011 04:30 PM
Oh my.
OH MY.
This is GLORIOUS.
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FOR GLORY!
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He's the lord of all strangeness. - Ignika: Nerd of Life

How awesome is Sumiki on a scale of 1 to 10? - Waffles
42. - Black Six

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I would have thought Sumiki wanted to reincarnate as a farm animal. - Kraggh


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11/1/11 - Slender Man and Masky
11/8/11 - Bizarre Black Spaceship
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11/29/11 - Punching Bag
12/6/11 - Thunder and Escorts
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12/20/11 - Kaxium Alternate
12/27/11 - None (Christmas Break)

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1/17/12 - Volant
1/24/12 - Nidman's Chute Shoop Shop
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2/14/12 - Atomic Lime
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4/17/12 - Lime Beetle
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5/8/12 - Purple Ninja
5/15/12 - The Original Sumiki
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7/31/12 - Tahu
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8/21/12 - Heavily Armored Wasp
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9/4/12 - Scuba Vehicle
9/11/12 - Orange Guy
9/18/12 - Strange Flying Thing
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10/16/12 - Gold Bot
10/23/12 - Teal Mech
10/30/12 - Special - Teal Mech (#2)
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11/13/12 - Two Spaceships
11/20/12 - TARDIS Interior
11/27/12 - Christmas Creep
12/4/12 - Toaraga
12/11/12 - Fireplace
12/18/12 - Abstract Duckling
12/25/12 - None (Christmas)
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If you learn one thing in life, learn this:

You should never, ever question why demons would possess a soda.

just a heads up - Cthulhu would probably eradicate mankind before bringing back Bionicle
 
so yeah, all I'm saying is, please think twice about this okay

nothing gets democracy flowing like erratic capitalizatION

[the NSA] couldn't say no when I offered them an ostrich farm in exchange

Sumiki -- nice try but we all know Toa Mata Nui stuffs its bra

 


 


 


You have a great understanding of history, but don't forget, war, murder and other poor decisions are also huge characteristics.

Also a long line of really great hats.

Shhh, I'm trying to focus on the negative to justify my dislike of history.

have we mentioned hats

To be fair, I am the one responsible for the invention of Mafia in the 1320s by seventeen bored italians locked in a mine shaft.
 
It's a long story.

 

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