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Pagey's_Girl
09-18-2008, 12:37 AM
Phone rings at work just now, I pick it up:
"Hello, this is longunpronounceablecompanyname."

All I hear on the other end of the line is - you got it, heavy breathing.

So okay. Either I just got my first obscene phone call or someone's jogging spouse is going to come home angry thinking their SO hung up on them....

ETA: Just got another call and it sounded like the caller was munching on the mother of all sandwiches. "Yef, Rmmmf Pmmmmmffffn, plmmmmmmph." I think I'd rather have the breather...

TrainofThought
09-18-2008, 12:44 AM
LOL! I love the heavy breathing calls.


I got a call at work one time and the guy was breathing heavy and said, "Oh damn, babe, I'm getting the best BJ."
I said, "That's great" and he responded, "Mary?" (My name's not Mary)
I started :roll: and he hung up.

Shadow_Ferret
09-18-2008, 12:46 AM
I said, "That's great" and he responded, "Mary?" (My name's not Mary)

I started :roll: and he hung up.

Now I'm really intrigued. Why is he calling Mary in the first place to let her know that?

TrainofThought
09-18-2008, 12:49 AM
Now I'm really intrigued. Why is he calling Mary in the first place to let her know that?Maybe to make her jealous... Or maybe you're questioning this caller to hide the fact that it was YOU who called me. MWAHHHHH!

P.S. Is it a full moon? No, I'm not talking about my ass.

Donkey
09-18-2008, 12:50 AM
Phone rings at work just now, I pick it up:
"Hello, this is longunpronounceablecompanyname."

All I hear on the other end of the line is - you got it, heavy breathing.

So okay. Either I just got my first obscene phone call or someone's jogging spouse is going to come home angry thinking their SO hung up on them....

ETA: Just got another call and it sounded like the caller was munching on the mother of all sandwiches. "Yef, Rmmmf Pmmmmmffffn, plmmmmmmph." I think I'd rather have the breather...

Probably somebody that you know....has your work phone in their cell phone 'phone book'. Bumped into something the right way and made a pocket call. Happens all the time.

Kitrianna
09-18-2008, 12:55 AM
Heavy breathing on telephones creeps me out. Has something to do with being stalked for 2 years by my ex-fiance. That was a man who did not understand how to win a woman back...

vixey
09-18-2008, 01:06 AM
Probably somebody that you know....has your work phone in their cell phone 'phone book'. Bumped into something the right way and made a pocket call. Happens all the time.

Logical explanations are so overrated.

Maryn
09-18-2008, 01:09 AM
I'd always assumed that in these times, when it's so easy (in the US, at least) to get the number of the person calling you, the obscene call was a quaint event of a bygone era. You folks are still getting them?

Maryn, who will slap such callers' faces with her kid gloves

Pagey's_Girl
09-18-2008, 04:51 AM
Well, interestingly enough, the heavy breather's number showed up as "private" on the caller ID. But we do get a fair number of those. (Blocked numbers, not heavy breathers.) I figured out afterward from the caller ID that the Sandwich Man was calling from our Houston office. I don't really know anyone there, so I can't give him a hard time about it...

I also got a couple of "Oh, so - you're not Doctor So and So's office, then?" calls today, too. I think we must be one number off some doctor's office somewhere.

CaroGirl
09-18-2008, 05:10 AM
I used to work in a lingerie store. Every once in a while I'd have this telephone conversation:

"Good morning, nameoflingeriestore."
<creepy man's voice> "Yeah hi. What styles of ladies' panties do you sell?"
"We sell bikinis, hipsters, highcuts and thongs."
"What's the most popular style?"
"That's a personal choice, no style is most popular."
"Well, what kind of panties are you wearing right now?" <CLICK>

Donkey
09-18-2008, 06:04 AM
Logical explanations are so overrated.


So true. I try never to be that boring, but the option was suggesting that it could be Jason from the Halloween movies. I just didn't want to be the boy who cries slasher.

Pagey's_Girl
09-18-2008, 04:36 PM
So true. I try never to be that boring, but the option was suggesting that it could be Jason from the Halloween movies. I just didn't want to be the boy who cries slasher.

Freddie vs. Jason vs. Godzilla vs. Alien vs. Predator vs. Pagey, who's armed with the staple gun from downstairs.

This is The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny!

vixey
09-18-2008, 04:46 PM
There's a book in there somewhere, Pagey!

SouthernFriedJulie
09-18-2008, 05:24 PM
I had a caller so upset from his on hold time waiting for service that he began entertaining himself. My guess is that by the time he got to me he lowered the phone so I'd be aware.

Don't you dare ask me how I know what /that/ sounds like. I won't tell you.

Kryianna
09-18-2008, 05:29 PM
There were two area codes in a place I used to live. A friend had a cell phone with one area code; a doctor's office had the same number, but with the other area code. He'd get calls daily with the caller launching right into their medical problem. It got so bad he finally made the phone provider give him a new number.

I never understood why the phone company would use the same numbers in the different area codes. It was just asking for trouble, IMHO.

maestrowork
09-18-2008, 05:35 PM
Well, interestingly enough, the heavy breather's number showed up as "private" on the caller ID.

Not always. Once I got a few calls like that (heavy breathing, clicking tongue, etc.) from the same caller. The number was right on there. I called back and no one picked up. So I asked a friend from New York to call the number, and some guy with an accent picked up. My friend breathed heavily on the phone and the guy hung up. He never called my phone again.

JimmyB27
09-18-2008, 06:02 PM
I never understood why the phone company would use the same numbers in the different area codes. It was just asking for trouble, IMHO.
Uh...isn't that the whole point of area codes?

Pagey's_Girl
09-18-2008, 06:59 PM
There were two area codes in a place I used to live. A friend had a cell phone with one area code; a doctor's office had the same number, but with the other area code. He'd get calls daily with the caller launching right into their medical problem. It got so bad he finally made the phone provider give him a new number.

I never understood why the phone company would use the same numbers in the different area codes. It was just asking for trouble, IMHO.

We had that same problem in one department I used to work in. One manager's number was the same as the Elder Care Center of a hospital a little ways upstate, but a different area code. Once we figured out what was going on, we'd tell callers they needed to dial the same number, different area code next time, then transfer them to the correct number.

Then there was the time my father tried to call a relative in Newark, AR after quite snarkily declaring that he had to "get up and dial the damn number because she--" (My grandmother and his mother) "--can't figure out how to dial a goddamn telephone."
He ended up calling a morgue in Kansas City, MO. My grandmother took the phone away from him and dialed (yes, dialed, this was back when I was little) the correct number. He wasn't happy.