Phone rings, you answer "hello?", and you hear "who is this?"

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  1. studio1087

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    I can do a deep stern a-hole voice when I need to. I usually pause (long dramatic pause) and say "you called me...who are you".

    I generally assume that the caller is either a crook or someone with horrible manners. I think it's one of those social situations where it's ok to stand up at the level of "total dick".

    So weird.
     
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    My recorded reply:

    "The number you have reached is being monitored, recorded, and traced (sound of relay clicking in background = tracing) for fraudulent activity. If you have reached this number in error, hangup and redial the correct number."
     
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    I haven't had that call in awhile. Generally, I give the "Who's this?" a cheery, "Nuh uh, I get to ask first! Who are YOU?" Some people actually get annoyed at that. But then, some people are seeking to be annoyed at nearly anything that happens in their life... I know; I'm one of 'em. :p

    My old boss was notorious for calling me while I was in the field, and without saying who he was, launch into his spiel about whatever it was he had on his mind... I'd give him about four seconds, and then interrupt: Excuse me, who *is* this?? I could recognize his voice most of the time, but not always. Though I could always ID his dismissive "Me boss, you grunt" attitude. I made him ID himself, every time. "Oh, it's YOU, Jim! Yeah, what did you need?" o_O ... and then he'd get to start all over! :lol: It just annoyed me that a low level manager, with a handful of reports, thought his job so important when it came to his underlings, that he needn't bother with practical social niceties. He would also call me at home when I was sick and in bed asleep, trying to kick the flu or whatever.

    Oddly, I don't miss that guy. He's long gone ... :cool:
     
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    My wife answers all calls that she does not recognize the number by not answering at all, or saying who is this and saying whaddayawant?

    Me, I used to have a really nice relationship with Ray from Microsoft Windows in India, but after our last conversation, and the really disturbing things he said to me, I'm not sure, I'm not saying it's over, but...
     
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    I went to college with a girl whose live in boyfriend was from Austria.

    He was a pretty gruff guy anyway and his custom was to answer the phone with his last name.

    The first time I called over there, I heard something that sounded like an animal growling and clearing his throat at the same time.

    I finally met the guy and turned out to be pretty cool but I'll bet there were some interesting reactions from salesmen and scammers at that house!
     
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  10. Mad Kiwi

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    I agree with above. Somone simply called the wrong number and got wrong footed by the name or voice given. Or (as happens to me semi often) I simply didn't or couldn't hear what they said when they answered...and I get wrong footed.

    Jeez your a bunch of grumpy old bastards!!! :)
     
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    You mean grabbed, I think. Right?
    If not, I have no idea what you are talking about/referring to.
     
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    I always answer using a little old ladies voice. I ask them if this about my grandson being in trouble again.

    Then I ask if this about my miracle water?
    "I sent all the money I had left this month...I need it so badly to help with my aches and pains"

    Some of the callers are really sweet and listen... then say they will take me off of their call list !!!

    I always say Bless You ... you seem like such a sweet guy or gal ... I will keep them on the phone as long as possible.
    Telling them about my late husband, etc. It's a riot.

    Yeah...I have issues.
    It's really funny when someone is in the room with me while I'm doing it !!
    They crack up !!!
     
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    "Agent Smith from the IRS field office... good thing you called, your tax return audit has been moved up to this Monday."
     
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    It's extremely rude, I always insist that they identify themselves first.
     
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    fifty dollar (in any dialect,slang needed) and 20 min eta..pay anyway you like..what address do i dispatch to?
     
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  19. Tomm Williams

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    Had this happen one time, my answer was "who did you call?" they offered up a name that wasn't me and I told them "wrong number".
     
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    It depends on whether it's a guy or a girl. Hang up, or play along.
    (but if she has an irish accent, I'm whoever she wants me to be. To a point.
     
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