October 14, 2005

Friday Grab Bag

I received a spam message in one of my posts that directed me to a website about forklift trucks. This week I have been spammed on asparagus, dog clothes, Disney tix, and forklifts. (I know, I have to get over the asparagus thing, but it is just so funny). Anyway, I went to the forklift site, since a significant portion of my sales is to the forklift industry. I found this on their "contact us" page:

You can contact us at the following email address:

Remove the leading ** from the email address when you do contact us - we put them there so we won't get bombarded with even more spam from those who routinely scan the internet for email addresses.

That, my friends, is an actual definition of irony. Spammers do not want to be spammed.

I received the following phone call this morning:
phone rings

HB: Good morning, Acme Inc., this is Hoosierboy.
Caller: Mary Smith please (I cannot remember the real name he asked for)
HB: I'm sorry, you must have the wrong number.
Caller: This is 555-5555 right?
HB: Yes, but there is no one here by that name. (I should point out that I am the only person at this location)
Caller: She used to be called Mary Jones.
HB: yes sir, you have the wrong number. That person is not here, this is a business.
Caller: G*d damn it, I know it is a business. You are located at 123 any street. Let me talk to Mary.
HB: Sir, there is no such person here, can I help you?
Caller: Yeah you could start by hiring someone who can do customer service.
HB: I am sorry you feel that way, I CAN help you, but there is no Mary here.
Caller: F**ck you. hangs up

I think this is going to be a weird day.


The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Off to a great start, huh?
Hope your weekend goes better...

Joe said...

No worries, Jimmy, I thought the whole thing was funny!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have said, "This is Mary speaking," and wait for the first oppourtunity to refer to the sex change operation.

GUYK said...

Sounds like you need a break, come on down and we'll go do some fishin'

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Caller was obviously a Dale Carnegie graduate, who makes his living as a diplomat...NOT!

Anonymous said...

Vegetables are great, but the Heart Start Defibrillator is better (At saving your life, that is ;) ).

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