Saturday, July 09, 2011

LIM: One Of His Thai Massage Hooker Whore Friends

The house phone rings...

Me:  "Hello, Ellen Whyte speaking."
Woman: "Is Mr T there?"
Me: "No he isn't.  Who is this?"
Woman:"Can I have his handphone number?"
Me: "Who are you?"
Woman: "I have to talk to him."
Me: "Is there a reason why you won't say who you are?"

Turns out the woman is from Maybank and she wanted to ask questions about our joint account.  Questions she should know the answer to if she had bothered to check the database.  Quesrtions she could have asked me as it's a JOINT bank account.

The general rudeness of Malaysians on the phone drives me nuts.  So I was grumpfing to T-man later on that night and he came up with a brilliant idea:  "Next time you get some pin-head who won't say who she is, yell at her, "Are you of his one of his Thai massage hooker whores?!?!?!"

I made a feeble but honourable attempt to remind him of the potential damage to his reputation, but T-man was adamant.  "If they have no manners, then make them sit up and pay attention."

Now I can't wait for the next call!  But what if it's a man?  Would the same response work?

29 comments:

Au and Target said...

This was scheduled to come out Saturday but Blogger messed up - AGAIN! Very annoying. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Whisppy said...

Heh heh heh. Trust the T-Man to come up with such a suggestion.

Cezar and Léia said...

Blog is crazy these days Ellen, don't worry!
Hey, this woman was so impolite!I think you were still very calm because I'm sure if it was happened with me I would be very mad!
Lots of love and lights to you, Au and Target!
Léia and little LUNA

Mango said...

That is a super idea and I think it will work equally well with male persons.

Slobbers,
mango

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

T-Man's idea is awesome. I should have tried that with that stupid lady from Citibank who wanted me to continue using their credit card. She got me to spell out my email address and then made a lame little joke about my name. I told her, "Call me back only when you have learned some manners. I am going to email your HR Dept about this."
I never got around to drafting that email (can't be arsed) but I take pleasure in the fact that she never called back and I probably had her worried and sleepless for a few days over nothing!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty E,
There are male Thai hooker whores so...yeah...might work on males too. har har har *evil laughs*

Carol said...

LOL, great idea! My husband puts them on hold. But never comes back.

Old Kitty said...

My sister's very English friend has the same manner. I always know it's her becuase the phone conversation would always be:

Me: Hello?
Her: Who's this?
Me: Jennifer, who's this?
Her: Is Chris there?
Me: Yes, may I know who's calling please?
Her: Can I speak to her now?

etc.

LOL!!!! Take care
x

mizzyN said...

There's this stupid badrul zaman who goes around using my hp number for credit car application and what nots. So the umpteenth time some stranger called asling for him i starting all angsty hahahhaah. It just became part of life :p

mizzyN said...

"i became all angsty"

T man's idea is brilliant, impolite ppl needs to be shockwaved once in awhile

Fuzzy Tales said...

ROTFL! What a great comeback that would be. :-)

sully86 said...

I FEEL LIKE STRANGLING THOSE IDIOT TO DEATH. THE CLASSIC.

SCENARIO 1:
CALLER: MR LIM AR * INSERTS CONVERSATION*

POOR ME: hRMMM, MAY I KNOW WHO YOU LOOKING FOR

CALLER: OHHHH THIS IS NOT MR LIM AR

*CALLER PUTS DOWN THE PHONE WITHOUT APOLOGIZING*

Brian said...

Hmmmmm, I think I would let Au or Target answer the next time!

Random Felines said...

MOL - too funny!!! Though we like Brian's suggestion of having the kitties answer. :) Mom loves when people call and mangle her name - they ask is ____ there. If they can't pronounce it right, mom says nope and hangs up.

Më| §zë said...

i will get at least one call each month from a guy asking for his friend. and everytime i tell him wrong number and he hangs up. i have no idea why he doesn't just delete my number. does he think that his friend will magically appear that he keeps trying?

i think au would do a good job answering the phone... hehe...

The Cat From Hell said...

T Man has an awsome suggestion! Nut I don't think its just the Malysians that are impolite. It happens here in Canada too.
Kisses
Nellie's Mom

Kjelle Bus said...

*MOL*
So you have the same problem with nosy people that calls from different companys in Malaysia ??!!
Same shit in Sweden and I can´t ask if it´s my husbands Thaimassage hooker whores ??!!
Can´t wait to hear about the next nosy call you get :)

Gattina said...

That's the question ! lol !
I always get phone calls from people who want to sell me things or for an insurance or whatever, now I found the solution I just say that "Madam is not in, I am only the maid" That works, lol !
Yes Blogger had a nervous breakdown again and I couldn't publish my post of the Istanbul Bazar ! Then I got one !

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

great solution if you ask me!

Cheri said...

Great suggestion. Glad you are making pills for Au to take - much easier.
I am sorry for not visiting - kept getting SERVICE UNAVAILABLE when I would go to comment or open a new page of a blog all weekend!

Cats of wildcat woods

Admiral Hestorb said...

Yer killin' mommy...she's rolling on the floor lagging! Hurts her wrist and knees!!

Neri said...

giggling out loud! yeah i was looking forward for a new one on saturday :)

BeadedTail said...

Now we hope someone calls back but that they really aren't one of the Thai Massage Hooker Whore friends! MOL!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sounds like a grand plan for the next time!

Blackie007 said...

I LOVE this! I can't wait for you to yell "are you one of his Thai massage hooker whore friends" when another pinhead calls, hahahahha!!!! If it's a man, just yell "are you one of his gay hooker whore friends".

At the risk of sounding paranoid, I am a little concerned that she didn't have answers to questions that could be found in the database, nor that your name is one of the joint account names. I hope she didn't ask for details like PIN number, password, TAC codes, etc?

Maybank accounts is a popular target for identify thefts. I once received an email asking about a TAC code on a previous transaction from hubby's account.

Which was weird, because the email address in Maybank's database was hubby's email address, but he had used my computer when he performed the transaction.

Roy said...

T Man does have the right attitude for those Zit heads. In my opinion rudeness nets rudeness. And I, for one, can be one big, bad rude, SOB when people get arrogant, rude and pushy. Of course, I'm too old to give a big .......

Willow said...

When rude people call my Mom she pulls out a whistle and blows it in the phone. This gets their attention without having to say anything to them.

havetailwillwag said...

LOL!! i can imagine you yelling that into the phone. ahahahhaha

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