Phone: Ring Ring
Robert: Hello, Sue, this is Robert from the Company X newspaper and this call is being recorded for your protection.
Suebob: Yelping, in a voice that sounds totally over-the-top nutso MY PROTECTION? WHY IS IT BEING RECORDED? WHAT ARE YOU PROTECTING ME FROM?
Robert: quite nervously Um, it's just standard procedure, to protect you from scams and such...
Suebob: SCAMS? WHAT SCAMS? THIS IS FREAKING ME OUT!! Why are you recording outgoing calls?
Robert: No, it is standard for everyone, it is because of California state law that we have to inform people that they are being recorded.
Suebob: But it isn't California state law that you have to record people, is it? Doesn't that seem weird? I don't LIKE that. I mean, recording outgoing calls seems WEIRD to me! I don't understand how that protects me!
Robert: Uh, Sue, Sue, it's ok. Anyway, I just wanted to call to thank you for being a subscriber and to offer you...
Anyway, I don't know what possessed me. I consider it providing a service actually, because now poor Robert with the terrible phone sales job will have a "What a freak!" call to talk about on his 10-minute coffee break.
I hate to swear (yeah right) but G***d*mn Red Sox. The Angels lose 2 in a row in the playoffs, and it just HAS to be to the most loathesome team in baseball. Great.
Did you watch the Yankees/Indians game? THE BUGS! That was one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen at a baseball game.