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Michael Baker
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Today's idiot report...

Ok, so I'm sitting here and my cell phone rings. I don't recognize the number, but I figured what the heck, so I answer it (something I usually won't do).

Someone on the other end says, "You're refrigerator's running!", and then they hang up.

I laugh at this stupidity, thinking, "Geez, after all these years, they still do that stupid prank?", and then immediately think, "Wait a minute... they completely f***ed up the joke."

So, now I'm sitting here with this dilemma... I have their number in my phone. Should I call them back and explain the correct way to pull this prank??? Or should I let them wander through life clueless and happy?
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Call them back.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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Call them and tell them you have Prince Albert in a can.
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Text it to him.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Better still, have Bart Simpson do it.
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Tell them you're the government.
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On 2012-02-09 20:01, Michael Baker wrote:
Today's idiot report...
So, now I'm sitting here with this dilemma... I have their number in my phone. Should I call them back and explain the correct way to pull this prank??? Or should I let them wander through life clueless and happy?


You don't have to be an idiot.
If they want to learn the jokes they can learn from their peers, their parents and the internet.
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Ask them if they have pig's feet!
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On 2012-02-09 22:29, Chessmann wrote:
Ask them if they have pig's feet!


Don't think I've heard that one.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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On 2012-02-09 20:01, Michael Baker wrote:
Today's idiot report...

Ok, so I'm sitting here and my cell phone rings. I don't recognize the number, but I figured what the heck, so I answer it (something I usually won't do).

Someone on the other end says, "You're refrigerator's running!", and then they hang up.

I laugh at this stupidity, thinking, "Geez, after all these years, they still do that stupid prank?", and then immediately think, "Wait a minute... they completely f***ed up the joke."

So, now I'm sitting here with this dilemma... I have their number in my phone. Should I call them back and explain the correct way to pull this prank??? Or should I let them wander through life clueless and happy?


Btw, is your refrigerator running?
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Call back: "Well you'd better let him out!" Because non-sec-quitter is fun.
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Mr. Baker, is your refrigerator running?

Smile
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Don't tell them a thing. Don't call them. Don't tip the mitt. Return to secrecy. Smile
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Michael Baker
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Yeah, I let this one ride. Ignorance is bliss... until the bus runs you over. I have better things to do than be the bus driver.
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Michael,

Is Mrs Walls there?
Michael Baker
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On 2012-02-11 21:21, Destiny wrote:
Michael,

Is Mrs Walls there?


I haven't heard this one. Do tell...
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On 2012-02-10 07:27, gdw wrote:
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On 2012-02-09 22:29, Chessmann wrote:
Ask them if they have pig's feet!


Don't think I've heard that one.


I'm still waiting on the rest of this one.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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Hopefully this was a teenager, and just points out how poor their skills at practically everything... If not, then in just points out why it is so difficult nowadays to get anything done right the first time...
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On 2012-02-11 23:41, gdw wrote:
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On 2012-02-10 07:27, gdw wrote:
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On 2012-02-09 22:29, Chessmann wrote:
Ask them if they have pig's feet!


Don't think I've heard that one.


I'm still waiting on the rest of this one.


The rest of this one, or rather, the way I used to do it fifty years ago.

Pick a random number out of the phone book. Dial it. When person answers, you ask them if their refrigerator is running. When they answer "Yes" you say, "Well you better go catch it!"

A variation would be to say you're from the electric company and that people have been reporting that their refrigerator stopped running. You ask the to go check on theirs. They do, and they return and say "Yes" and you deliver the same line.
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So the refrigerator has pig's feet?
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