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Unwanted Caller Insults Ancient Aristocrat..

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Interesting call yesterday from an Indian (?) call centre.

He requested my name...

I respond with a well-practiced imitation of the Dowager Duchess from Downton Abbey - high-pitched; imperious; querulous..

"And who are you, young man..?"

He repeats his request for my name...

The Duchess repeats her question...

He tells me to "**** off"!

Made my morning...

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I used to get calls from an Indian call center trying to increase the services I was already subscribed to.

They'd ask me security questions. wtf? I'd tell them I don't give out information to unsolicited phone calls. They'd reply that they couldn't continue without confirming my identity. 'I'm ok with not continuing.'

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Does anyone know if blowing a whistle down the phone is actually that unpleasant for the other end? I've always wanted to try it

Rape Alarm? That'll do it.

Seems appropriate too, somehow.

P

Granted this story is from germany

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone

http://www.thelocal.de/20120522/42685

but I see no reason why in english law if you cause injury to a person's hearing or eardrum, you cannot be charged with ABH

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