Thursday, September 8, 2011

A must-have when dealing with scam phone calls...and a cool Halloween-ish ledger!

So Wednesday morning was the very first day of school here. That means that I have to actually get up at a normal time in the morning, something that doesn't set real well with me. And around 5 a.m. our phone rings, which is next to dh's head and not mine (there's a real good reason for that!) He picks up the phone and says in a voice that sounds like he's been up for hours, "Hello"?
Some weird phone #, which he later "googles" and tells me that it's some sort of scam call, they tell you that there is money waiting for you in some account, yada, yada, yada....
Well, we're up now! And the calls continue, as I'm already cranky and most irritated. If you want to block calls with *78, apparently you have to pay more money for that service! Forget that s**t!
So this a.m., at 6 a.m. this time,  the calls keep coming and I pick up and have a dialogue that I will spare you from......apparently my harsh tones did NOT do the job, because they had the cajones to call yet again. I warned my dd (who hates loud sounds) and I warned my dh standing right next to me....cover your ears! And my trusty whistle came in mighty handy people! I highly recommend it..if you're getting phone calls of this nature that you don't want to be harassed by, get yourself and whistle and practice blowing it as loud as you can.....hmmmmm, haven't had another call all day...silence is bliss!

On to happier new, this came today, a fabulous ledger that I want to use for Halloween decoration in my home.....

Check out that handwriting.....what?

It has just the right amount of age on it, and I adore it and can't wait to use it somehow....

This is the back of it, I love everything about it, even it's musty smell!!!!!
Thanks for listening to my rant about scam phone callers, take my advice, it seems to work.....:).
I'm so sick of people who take advantage of others who work hard for their money....if by chance they call back (and I'm not naive enough to think they won't, I'm going to put my 10yo Mario fanatic on the phone with them and tell her to just keep on talking about Mario incessantly and not to give them a chance to get a word in edgewise......methinks that may work also!


Vintage Market Place said...

lol, ohh poor Gail
That must be very irritating, so glad I don't have a phone.
But love the whistle idea
hopefully you did some damage and they let all know to take your # off the lists.
WOW what a great ledger!
Great for an altered piece.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Cat & Cricket said...

Gail~ You are a hoot!
I am LMAO!!!
but I sooooooo needed this post!
Thank you!

melanie said...

you better hide that ledger cuz I am headed down there...
yee haw...
hide the whistle...

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

That's funny , I have used a air horn on someone calling like that. Never called again! judy

Rhonda said...

Gail, your rant was hilarious - you can rant to me anytime. I hate those callers and we now screen all of our calls. It's ridiculous.