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I feel sorry for Bishop Al

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Got a call from an unknown number that I answered against my better judgement. After about 8 seconds of silence, I burped in the general direction of the scammer type I assumed was on the other end, and went to hang up the phone when someone started speaking.

The person proceeded to horribly butcher my name, but I am very used to that so I let it slide. She identified herself as being from one of my alma maters and asked if I had time to hear about some news from the school. Again, against my better judgement, I agreed, even though I assumed the call would end with a solitlcitation of a donation.

She got through verifying my address, and then asked whether my email address was still "bishopalharrold@aol.com" (or something like that, it might have been a Yahoo address). Somewhat sarcastically, I admit, I asked her if that made any sense for a person with my name to have that e-mailed address. Now, she could have laughed it off, but she chose an awfully rude tone, snapping back that sometimes people have weird emails. She then asked if I wanted to update the email address. I said no, and then told her I was hanging up the phone before I did so.

Ten seconds later, the perfect retort occurred to me, just too late as it so often does. I really should have said, "I don't have time for rude children" before hanging up on her.

Anyway, I hope Bishop Al isn't getting too much in the way of spam email from the school with my name on it. I really have no clue how that email address, for some type of Protestant or Catholic priest could have been associated with this hardly religious Hindu name. And while I have a fake email that I use for stuff (political or financial mostly) that I don't want spamming up my real email, that's certainly not one I'd ever have given to a rep of the school.

So this was my random annoyance of the day. Going out to see my local soccer team contest a playoff game in an hour, really hoping the rain behaves, and doesn't turn the stands into a swamp. STAY AWAY RAIN!
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  • MAMAMAITAI
    I have both a cell phone & a landline. I only give my cell to family & friends. I still have a landline for everything else, which gets the majority of these unwanted calls. I see who is calling & if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer it & let the machine get it. 99% of the time, it is spam and/or a scam.
    34 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    I rarely get anything but scam calls on iur land line. In fact they call just after 10 am when call rooms start their day. I no longer even speak if there is s delay.
    35 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH how I hate spam calls! GRRrrrr.
    35 days ago
  • 2DAWN4
    Hope your team wins!

    Poor Bishop Al!

    LOL
    35 days ago
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