Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oldie But Goodie

Telemarketers drive me crazy!  Crazy I tell ya!!  On our land line (which is basically a dial tone - and kept only for emergencies) we maybe get ONE legit call per week.  Usually a family member.

Most of the time, they're recordings, heating and air reps, or hangups.  Lately, we've had a bunch from Verizon wireless looking for Robert Nunneley.  Even though I keep telling them this is NOT the Nunneley residence, and kindly request them to stop calling.

Typically, our answering machine messages says something like this:

"Hey!  You've reached the McClellans!  We're not home right now!  If you really want to get in touch with use, call our cell phones!!  Thanks...bye!"

Basically implying that if you REALLY know us, you have our cell phone number - a sure fire way to get in touch with us.

BUT, since we've had so many crazy calls, I decided to pull out an old prank.  But a good one!

Our answering machine now says:

"Hello?  [pause].........Hold on! [rummaging around].........Hello!?  [pause]......................Oh, we're not home right now!  If you really want to get in touch with us, call our cell phones!   Or leave a message!  Thanks! Bye!!!!!!"

Well, let me tell you that I now look forward to phones on the land line now.  It.Is.Hilarious!!!  The person on the other end tries THREE times to ask for us....then hears the rest of the message and hangs up!! 

Even Robert got a kick out of it when he didn't pick up the phone this morning!!!!

I'm hoping someone won't feel too stupid and actually leave a message saying "haha" or something. 

What a fun harmless prank to play!!!

And for this post not to go pictureless..........

ISO 500 f/2.8 1/20  17mm

ISO 500 f/2.8 1/25 17mm

ISO 640 f/2.8 1/20 17mm

ISO 640 f/2.8 1/20 17mm

ISO 640 f/2.8 1/25 31mm

I cropped them all a little, adjusted the white balance in Camera Raw (it was still orange even after setting my white balance on the tungsten setting in my camera), and boosted contrast and brightness just a bit!  No photoshop actions this time!!


  1. That is SOOO funny! It reminds me of high school, all my friends would spend the night and we used to call so many people and prank call them. Oh my gosh, it really is harmless and hilarious!

  2. Lindsay,
    How do you get your indoor shots to keep from being orange? I have been tweeking my Ap and F and still can't avoid this! Love your pics!


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