Sorry, really wrong number
Several times a day, I'll answer my direct line at the office, only to be told that the nonexistent warrantee on my vehicle is about to expire and I should press "1" if I want to extend it.
At least once a day, I'll answer my direct line at the office and learn that I can get a $750 alarm system for free if I just let the company put a sign in my yard, and that I should press "1" if I want to accept. I might do it if I thought the alarm could warn me about those warrantee calls.
And one day last week, I answered my direct line at the office and heard: "We're calling about your credit cards, and if you want a better rate, you should press '1.'" I did, and asked the man who answered what company he was with. "Consumer Credit for MasterCard and Visa," he responded.
"Can I get a number so that I can call you back?" I asked.
"Why?" he asked.
"Because I work at a newspaper and I'd like to do a story about your service."
That answer could work better at warning off pests than any $750 alarm. -- Patricia Calhoun
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Denver, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.