The last word

Something going around in cyberspace — I’d like to thank the anonymous creator and admit I’ve personalized it a bit.

The phone rang as I was sitting down to my evening meal, and as I answered it I was greeted with “Is this Ben?”. I asked who was calling. The telemarketer said he was with The Blue Mountain Recreation Centre, or something like that.

Then I asked him if he knew Ben personally and why was he calling this number. I then said off to the side, “get some pictures of the body at various angles and the blood smears”, I then turned back to the phone and advised the caller that he had entered a murder scene and must stay on the line because we had already traced this call and he would be receiving a summons to testify in this murder case. I questioned the caller at great length as to his name, address, phone number at home, at work, who he worked for, how he knew the dead guy and could he prove where he had been about one hour before he made this call.

The telemarketer was getting very concerned and his answers were given in a shaky voice. I then told him we had located his position and at this point I heard the phone fall and the scurrying of his running away. My wife asked me as I returned to our table why I had tears streaming down my face and so help me, I couldn’t tell her for about fifteen minutes. My meal was cold, but it was the best meal in a long, long time.

P.S. How do you deal with telemarketers? Please check our comments section and tell me.

2 Responses to “The last word”

  1. Bill Says:

    Many years ago, a wife listened in wonder while her husband stood in the hallway of their home, shouting into the phone, ” I didn’t lose a leg in the war, fighting for my country, just to be abused this way!”.

    When he hung up, chuckling, his wife asked, “Who were you talking to and why did you say you’d lost a leg in the war? You have two good legs and you weren’t even in the war.”

    “Yeah, said the husband, but it was some jerk trying to sell me Arthur Murray dance lessons”.

  2. Ben Says:

    That’s funny, please folks, send more and we’ll beat those telemarketers yet!