This dude is the kind of coworker we all dream of having: he’s not afraid to push the limits, and he is hilarious while doing so.
This is a story about telemarketing calls that would not stop. Perhaps you yourself are familiar with telemarketers. They were incessant during the 1990s and early 2000s: it was common to receive call after call during dinner time. You and your family would be sat around the table eating a chicken dinner, only for a random number to call and start asking questions. As soon as you’d hang up on them, another person would just call and take their place. It was maddening, and you’d have to take the phone off the hook during mealtimes. (For our younger readers, before cell phones, we had landline phones with a cord, a hook, and a receiver. They were attached to the wall, usually in your kitchen. We literally all just talked on the phone standing around, in some common area, and this was a normal thing. Modern cell phones are a big improvement!)
The only reason telemarketers stopped their tirade on landline phones was due to government regulation… but they certainly find ways around that. They still love to call businesses! And, in a move that was so quaint as to be adorable, in the year 2022, I was faxed an advertisement in the workplace. Someone faxed an ad to the office, and it printed out, using up our ink and costing us money in return. We were collectively hooting and hollering at the nerve someone had to try and sell us something this silly way. These people have no shame.
Next up, check out a few school fails, like one school that refuses to stop playing “Baby Shark” on repeat.