Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's annoying



Everybody and her uncle have been callin' us lately. They all want the same thing: our money.

It's gettin' annoying. ANNOYING I tell ya!

I'm on the "do not call" list, but the folks who call are charities and political parties. They get to call you anyway. I feel sorry for anyone who has to try to make a living by making these calls, but I do hate the calls.

Any ideas????
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Speaking of politicians:

A cannibal was walking through the jungle and came upon a restaurant operated by a fellow cannibal. Feeling somewhat hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu...

+ Tourist: $5
+ Broiled Missionary: $10.00
+ Fried Explorer: $15.00
+ Baked Democrat or Grilled Republican: $100.00
The cannibal called the waiter over and asked, "Why such a price difference for a Politician?"
The cook, overhearing the question replied, "Have you ever tried to clean one? They're so full of shit, it takes all morning."

18 comments:

tsduff said...

Good and excellent joke. And timely I might add - as I have been receiving an inordinate amount of solicitation calls myself... from everyone, not just charities. Don't they care about the DO-NOT-CALL list? I just called a few days ago to re-up my phone number because I heard it was expiring. I feel sorry for the telemarketers sometimes too, but not sorry enough to listen or appreciate their spiel...

Thank you for your comment at my place. I am very sorry for your own loss. My youngest child (a son) is 27, and it is unthinkable to imagine a loss like that. I suppose the loss at any age is just as hard, as I watch my sister and family try to make sense of it. It is not fair.

Monique said...

I'm on the do not call list too, and I hate it that the charities and politicians can call anyway. We just don't answer the phone anymore if we don't recognize the number.

david mcmahon said...

You just spoke for all of us!

Doug said...

It's always the lamest charities, too. Motorcycle Police Academy for Youth or some crap.

The version I heard of that joke: A man needs a brain transplant and his family goes to the transplant center where the representative says "I can get you accountant brains for $250/ounce or nuclear physicist brains for $2500/ounce. If you want politician brains, that will cost you $25000/ounce."

The man's wife asks "Why are politician brains so expensive?"

To which the representative answers "Do you have any idea how many politicians you need to get an ounce of brains?"

actonbell said...

Ha! Both versions are really good:)

Nessa said...

We use an answering machine to screen our calls.

That joke was great.

jan said...

I have a student who works as a telemarketer. She says she appreciates when they say they aren't interested and hang up and she can get on to another call

Cheesemeister said...

They would do that too!
Contact Moses through his burning bush, that is. Maybe he has 3 way bush calling so he can hear the word o' the Lord at the same time.
My parents finally got wise and stopped answering the phone until they could hear who it is. They won't pay for caller ID but the answering machine picks up and then if it isn't someone they know, they don't answer. I've been telling them to do this for ages!

Doug said...

To not worship other Gods, press 1.
To not make false idols, press 2.

PI said...

So sorry - we cannot accept unsolicited calls. If persistent a polite - no I can't say it but one day I may.

neva said...

speaking of those "do not call" lists... did you know you have to "re-register" from time to time in order to remain "uncallable"? a'yup, somehow that loophole gets overlooked, much to the chagrin of millions who thought it was "safe" to answer their phones. those telemarketers...

this joke is hysterical!! as is the comic, i hasten to add! : )

Libby said...

HAHA!! i LOVE that joke! never heard it before, but you can bet i'll be using it!!

lime said...

LOL, you said it sister and i agree!

Minka said...

I like the joke...and apparently you can apply it to politicians everywhere, both of ours are just as full of shit!

Jamie Dawn said...

So true about the politicians!!
I'm conservative, and I know you are liberal, but both sides of the aisle have people so full of crap that I'd like to see them all loaded on trucks and hauled away for good.
Sorry you've been receiving so many annoying calls.
I will stop calling you for awhile if you'll only donate $100 to my Save the Salamanders fund.

MyUtopia said...

LOL, too funny!

The Lazy Iguana said...

Get on the "do not call" list

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/

Or just call 1-888-382-1222 from the phone you wish to add to the do not call list.

Another trick is to just yell into the phone till they hang up. Sooner or later they will remove your number from the list.

You can also get the telezapper II.

kenju said...

Re the charitable and political callers: get caller ID, and do not answer any calls that say Private or Unavailable. Those are usually calls like you mention, and we have been able to almost eliminate them completely. It is worth the money for caller ID!!