October 04, 2004

Cold calls

I just got another cold call my secretary did not weed out. I love these.

Woman: This is Dee from R__ K___'s office and he'd like to drop you some information in the mail.

Me: That's nice. Who's R___ K___?

Dee: Well, he works with Wall Street. [Delivered in slightly reverential tone as if I am lucky to be getting a call from the flunky of a man as busy as this]

Me: What? The whole Street? Really?

Dee: Well, he works for Almond (actually another nut) Securities.

Me: Them? Pass. [Hang up]

Closing thought: Perhaps he pushes a broom on Wall Street.

Actually, I did an internet search on the real name of the firm and came up with a suspended license story. Ah, well.

Posted by Random Penseur at October 4, 2004 04:12 PM

Wow! I wonder what you missed out on!!!


Posted by: Mick at October 4, 2004 06:07 PM

its the look on your face as you say it
that would probably make me laugh hardest.

hardest? - ah - you know what i mean

Posted by: standing naked at October 4, 2004 11:24 PM

There's a Peanut Securities?

Posted by: Simon at October 5, 2004 01:45 AM

I've GOT to stop hanging up on these people so quickly. Turns out they can be very interesting :)

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 5, 2004 11:11 AM

Well ya know RP, sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't.....

Posted by: Wicked H at October 5, 2004 11:47 AM

As I mentioned to someone else, my favorite "sell my stocks" cold call was one where I had just been playing squash the week before with the head of the caller's entire division. He hung up so fast when I mentioned this that I never got his name. . .

Posted by: RP at October 5, 2004 02:14 PM
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