Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sleeping Juror

Sleeping JurorDuring a rather boring courtroom trial and on a very hot day one of the jurors was having trouble staying awake and finally succumbed to sleep just as the prosecutor began to question the victim.

"The defendant is accused of making obscene phone calls to you at your home. We would like you to tell the jury what the defendant said to you word for word when he called you that night," asked the prosecutor.

"I’m afraid that I can’t do that," the victim replied. "It was so crude and disgusting. I can’t use language like that."

"Than we would like you to write it down for us on some paper."

The victim wrote out everything that the obscene caller had said word for word, and passed the note to the judge. The judge read the note than passed it to the prosecutor who passed it to the defense attorney and than the jury.

The sleeping juror was the last to receive the note. The attractive young lady seated next to him nudged him awake and quietly handed him the note. After reading it for some time he looked at the woman in surprise, gave her a wink, and placed the note into his pocket.

The judge demanded that he give the note back to the bailiff. "But your honor," the juror protested, "It’s a private matter."

Monday, November 12, 2007

Winners of the I Look Like My Dog Contest

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Message for Manager

Message for ManagerA rather attractive woman goes up to the bar in a quiet rural pub. She gestures alluringly to the barman, who comes over immediately. When he arrives, she seductively signals for him to bring his face close to hers. When he does so, she begins to gently caress his beard, which is full and bushy.

"Are you the manager?" she asks, softly stroking his face with both hands.

"Actually, no" he replies.

"Can you get him for me - I need to speak to him." She is running her hands up beyond his beard and into his hair.

"I’m afraid that I can’t," breathes the barman, clearly aroused. "Is there anything I can do?"

"Yes, there is. I need you to give him a message," she continues huskily, popping a couple of fingers into his mouth and allowing him to suck them gently.

"Tell him that there is no toilet paper in the ladies room."

Give your Father a Big Hug

Give your Father a Big HugAt school, a boy is told by a classmate that most adults are hiding at least one dark secret, and that this makes it very easy to blackmail them by saying, "I know the whole truth" even when you don’t know anything. The boy decides to go home and try it out. As he is greeted by his mother at the front door he says, "I know the whole truth." His mother quickly hands him $20 and says, "Just don’t tell your father."

Quite pleased, the boy waits for his father to get home from work, and greets him with, "I know the whole truth." The father promptly hands him $40 and says, "Please don’t say a word to your mother." Very pleased, the boy is on his way to school the next day, when he sees the mailman at his front door. The boy greets him by saying, "I know the whole truth."

The mailman drops the mail, opens his arms and says, "Then come give your FATHER a big hug!"

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Top 10 Ways To Get Rid Of A Telemarketer

Top 10 Ways To Get Rid Of A TelemarketerSay, "No," over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each no, and keep an even tempo even as they’re trying to speak. Maybe sing a song with all "No’s" This is the most fun if you can keep going until they hang up.

If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could it. Ask, "How long can I keep it? Do I have to ever pay it back, or is it like that other money I borrowed before my bankruptcy?"

If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "Why do you want to know?" Or you can say, "I’m so glad you asked, because no one seems to care these days and I have all these problems, my colon is acting up again, my rectum are sore, my pet rock just died…" When they try to get back to the sales process, just keep talking about your problems… if they persist - ask them why they don’t care.

If the person says he’s Joe Shmoe from the Acme Company, ask him to spell his name, then ask him to spell the company name, then ask for his address. Ask for landmarks. Continue asking questions about the company for as long as necessary.

This one works better if you are male: Telemarketer: "Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m with Roger Dodd Services…. You: "Hang on a second." (few seconds pause) "Okay, (in a really husky voice) what are you wearing?"

If you get one of those pushy sales people who just won’t shut up, patiently listen to their sales pitch. When they try to close the deal, tell them that you’ll need to go get your credit card. Then, just set the phone down and go do laundry, go shopping or whatever. See how long that commission based scum waits for you to get your credit card.

If a long distance phone company calls trying to get you to sign up for their Family and Friends plan, reply, in as sinister a voice as you can, "I don’t have any friends… would you be my friend?" If that doesn’t work, say "Please."

Tell them you work for the same company they work for. For example: Telemarketer: "This is John From Acme Sales."
You: "Acme Sales, hey I work for them too! Which center are you calling from?"
Telemarketer: "Uh, Dallas, Texas."
You: "Great, how’s business over there? The weather? Too bad the company has a policy against selling to employees! Oh well, see ya."

Let the person go through their spiel, providing minimal but necessary feedback in the form of an occasional "Uh-huh, really, or, "That’s fascinating." Finally, when they ask you to buy, ask them to marry you. They get all flustered, but just tell them you couldn’t give your credit card number to someone who’s a complete stranger. You might even find your soulmate.

Tell the telemarketer (this is my personal favorite) you are busy and if they will give you their phone number you will call them back. If they say they are not allowed to give out their number, then ask them for their home number and tell them you will call them at home (this is usually the most effective method of getting rid of telemarketers). If the sales person says, "Well, I don’t really want to get a call at home," say, "Ya! Now you know how I feel."