Flash Fiction #281

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

IT’S MY CELLPHONE AND I’LL CALL IF I WANT TO
(To the tune of Lesley Gore’s It’s My Party)

It’s Chinese water torture!  Drip!  Drip!  Drip! Like being nibbled to death by ducks.

Once, my telephone line was for MY use – to make calls to my friends, and to receive from them.  Now, strangers on other continents want to tie it up for their monetary reasons.

If an election were held tomorrow, how would you vote?
We are a reliable company who would like to clean your ducts.
You owe the IRS $1500, payable in iTunes gift cards.

I think every scammer should have to pay 50¢ on my phone bill before they call me.  I got their number.

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19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #281

  1. Rivergirl says:

    I hardly ever answer the phone anymore. I’ve said all I have to say to Rachel from card holder services.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I get those too. It slays me that they claim they are from Visa/Mastercard, as if they are one and the same, or that they would have anything to do with each other. P T Barnum said There’s one born every minute. Donald Trump has raised the output to two. 😳

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  2. Bill says:

    Indeed. And many are robots planning on taking over the planet.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Let’s have them call all the Christian Apologists, and they can irritate each other. I laughed recently at a woman blogger who asks if the voice on the phone is real, because her doctor told her not to listen to the imaginary voices. With caller ID, answering HELLO, You’re on the air. usually has them hanging up quick. 👿

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the suggestion in the last paragraph.

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  4. James McEwan says:

    Yea, those Scammers, they get upset when I ask if any rebates are available or how’s your mother I haven’t seen her for a while. Perhaps I have too much time to waste.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      If they waste your time and services, you should be able to waste theirs. I LOVE the, “How’s yer Mum line. After the BOOP, and the second of silence, I’m thinking of screaming, Thank God! My wife’s fallen in the bathroom and broke her leg, and bashed her head! There’s blood everywhere! Quick, send the ambulance to…. 👿

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  5. You mean they aren’t closing down your Social Security account or canceling your driver’s license?

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    • Archon's Den says:

      No time soon. I wish that one of the perks of being poor is that con artists wouldn’t target us, but from 5000 or 10,000 miles away these scammers don’t know that. One of them could clean me out, i could declare bankruptcy, and still be $10 ahead. 😉 🙂

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  6. Very clever story and now I have that song bouncing around me head! 🙂

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  7. Margaret says:

    Yes. It’s a very unfortunate development. Sometimes I long for the good old days when there were only landlines (just one phone per house) and our control of them was absolute. Your title makes me think of that.

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  8. Something we all have to suffer. I always ask them to hold on for a moment, then I put the phone down and leave them dangling!

    Here’s mine!

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  9. msjadeli says:

    Amen to that. Not only calls, but texts, emails, and never ending piles of spam that wiggle their way into my non-spam folder.

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