I just received a rather insane phone call. Company names have been omitted to prevent me from getting sued, the callers name was the name he gave me in classic telemarketing fill in the blank format.
When I answered the phone I was greeted in a very thick Middle-Eastern type accent.
Caller: “Good day Mr Wohlers, my name is __jim__ from *really big software company*”
Caller: “I am calling to see if I can help you with anything related to *really big software company’s flagship product* in your business today”
I found myself thinking, ‘Huh, a new twist… ok, I’m game…’
Me: “Uh.. Ok…”
Caller: “I show here that you do already use *flagship product* in your business”
Me: “Yes, it’s an embedded product licence provided by our library vendor”
Caller: “oh yes very good… yes the *flagship product* embedded license, very good…”
Me: “Ok… Um…”
Caller: “yes, so is there anything that I may help you with?”
Me: “uh…. I don’t know that there is…” (Quick John think! think! think!) “oh wait, Yes… Can I connect to the embedded *flagship product* using *whiz bang technology*?”
Caller: “ok. Yes very good. Thank You.”
HUH? what wait… huh…????
Caller: “So is there anything else that I can help you with today?”
Me: “uh… I guess not no…”
Caller: “ok, thank you”
At that point I hung up, slightly confused and yet chuckling to myself…