A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
Draft Post: Oct 6, 2017
I have been plagued by strange phone calls lately…….the following a few minutes ago…
Foreign Sounding Voice: ” Is this Miss Justeeeeeen? ”
Me, in hesitation: “Yes, why?”
Voice: “I am calling from the (jumbled) hydro board and we notice your hydro bill is currently exceeding more than $80.00 a month….”
Me, puzzled and again hesitant:
Voice: ” Just a minute, Miss Justeen, I am calling from the (jumbled) hydro board ……”
Me: ” WHERE?”
Voice: ” Miss Justeeeeen….I am going to connect you with my supervisor, please stay on the line……”
Receding Footsteps and New Voice: ” Good morning Ms Justin, I am blah blah blah from the ( jumbled) hydro board…”
Me: ” Where exactly?”
” ….from the (jumbled) hydro board and we see that you are currently paying too much for your electricity….”
Me: ” No…….. I am not”
Voice: ” But Ma’am, you are living in BC, are you not?”
Me: “Yes, but…..
Voice, over riding: Ma’am we would like to help you cut your costs by coming and installing a piece of equipment which simply plugs into an outlet and will reduce your electrical expenses……….”
Me: ” No thank you, goodbye”
Voice, trailing away despairingly as I put down the phone: ” “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy………..”
Update from original draft:
Dec 15, 2022
I guess some of these callers have to make a living somehow.
It’s too bad that so much deception is involved….
I wonder how it affects them?