MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13792 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
When I was still living with my parents in the early eighties, we had a house very close to an US Army Barracks in West Berlin (Andrews Barracks). We often got called at night time, because some drunken GI wanted to talk to a hooker in a brothel down the road (BTW it was a quite rich neighbourhood, but since there were a lot of horny young GIs around, somebody thought of buying a house in the same street (leading directly to the main gate of the barracks) and open a business. I think the brothel´s phone number was just a digit different from ours
Anyway, my mother knew how to handle these calls with humour...
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
When I was living in Chattanooga, Tennessee the customer service telephone number for a local fast food chain accidentally got changed without the knowledge of the fast food company. Somehow someone forgot to pay the bills on the 1-800 number, so the telephone company disconnected it. They then proceded to issue that same number to a phone sex operation. What caused the problem was that the fast food company had the telephone number printed on all of their paper bags and didn't learn of the situation until they got some irate calls at company headquarters. The media lapped up that story. While some thought it funny, most folks did not (Chattanooga is deep in the Bible Belt).
"When a man runs on railroads over half of his lifetime he is fit for nothing else-and at times he don't know that."
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7912 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Now it's getting worse.
I found a message from a Finnish caller on my answering machine. Since a friend of mine marries in May and his fiancée comes from Finland, I thought it was a friend of hers calling to coordinate or organize something. So I called him back (yeah, international call) only to learn that he wanted the car.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
Nobby I start worrying about you...hooker smell in other people's cars you don't own and don't want to sell but you are complaining about on an aviation non-av forum?????? I'm deeply worried!!!
Did you see that I decided to give my bottle of whisky I truely earned for telling the world the shocking truth that Kirkie is a sheep shagger to YOU??? That is if that fu#@ed-up Scot ever decided to pay his debt...