Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Hello, my name is *****, my rep ID is ******* - how can I help you today?That's got to be the funniest call I have ever taken.
Yeah man... I broke mah phone yesterday. I was runnin' from da poh-lease, 'n' aih dropped-it 'n some wahtah. Yeah...I got arrested. An' now dey won' giv'b me mah phone back.
Well... I do see that you have equipment protection on your account, and that does cover lost/stolen phones, but one of the requirements for making a claim is that you file a Police Report and -- given your situation -- I'm not really sure how that would work out... How about I transfer you to the company that handles the insurance and you can talk to them about it.
Seriously, what do you think all these credit challenged mother fuckers need Sidekicks for? Let-me-think - dealing drugs? Bingo.
Now, let's flip the topic for a minute...
On a totally tangential note, I have discovered and crowned the "Gay'st Cover EVER," which now joins DJ Sammy's Boys of Summer in my own personal tekno hall-of-shame.
You Spin Me Round - Queer
Download and weep. The super-fucking-cheesy strings intro is the high point. After that it is pretty much run-of-the-mill garbage. All-in-all the track isn't very extraordinary, but what really puts it over the top is album art.
The fact that some record label actually released this cracks me the fuck up. In fact, it's almost as funny as this NIN promo CD I downloaded recently.
Apparently that warning isn't being taken too seriously. (The single is tight BTW)
Back to the plot...
Speaking of Sidekicks and Dealing Drugs. Interested parties should check out imcryptd.org an easy to use, high security, end-to-end encrypted messaging system. Currently it is in alpha stage, but it is working, and AFAK all of the security features are fully implemented.