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Today's screwy sportsdesk call

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by NoOneLikesUs, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I know we have long dormant threads on the wacky calls we all get, but I'm too lazy to go looking through the wilderness to find 'em.

    Anyway, 72-year-old male phones my joint tonight.

    "When is the Scottish Highland Festival?"

    Me: "I'm not in Scotland. I don't know."

    "No the one in (nearby county)."

    I google it, find it and tell the man.

    "Thanks. Are you single? Because you can have a lot of fun at these things if you're single."

    Me: "Yes, I'm single."

    Man rambles on about pointless shit for a while. It's not really preventing me from doing my work, so I listen.

    "Hey, I have a picture you have to see."

    Me: "Of what?"

    "Back in 1955 me and the guys dressed up like women and took a group picture."

    He then describes what he's wearing in the picture. I'm only half-listening.

    Me: "Why did you dress up like that?"

    "I can't remember, but man do I have some perky tits in this picture."

    Me: "Really?"

    "Yeah. I must have borrowed (so-and-sos) bra. You have to see this picture. I look so good."

    Me: "Is that all?"

    "Yes. Maybe I could come by and show you sometime?"

    Me: "Um..I have to take another call. Bye."
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    reminds me of a few whack jobs i've come across.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    The poor guy was probably just lonely.
  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    And exhibiting the kind of behavior that would explain why.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Only one screwy call today?

    A couple of my past shops would classify that as a slow day.
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    We got a screwy email from a soccer parent asking for more coverage this season and for us to cover their scrimmage game tonight.

    Said it would give the team a "big boost in morale" if only we would cover them more.

    We cover every district and postseason game as it is. Is that not enough?
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    No. You need to be at at least two practices a week as well. After all, how else are you going to know who in the squad tries hardest?
  8. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Is your name Chris Griffin?
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    If he is, I think I know who made this call.

    I thought he was after muscley-armed paperboys though, not writers.
  10. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    On the heels of the Red Sox acquiring Paul Byrd, we got a call tonight asking if the Sox ever had anybody named Paul on the team before.
  11. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    You mean, he forgot to tell you, "You gotta purty mouth?"
  12. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    Have the straitjacket ready just in case he accidentally stops by with that picture.
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