|I was visiting with Friend the other day when she told me about an unusual phone call she got. We both thought it was pretty funny and decided to share it with you. I'm going to tell the story from Friend's perspective.
Caller: Is this Mary?
Yes, it is.
Caller: Well, this is Sam from your local Ford dealer and I was inquiring about your 2002 Ford Explorer.
What about it?
Caller: Do you still have it?
Yes, I do.
Caller: Well, we'd like to buy it.
Caller: Your local Ford dealer...
Caller: Well, we are looking for quality pre-owned vehicles to fill our inventory.
What are you going to give me for it?
Caller: Well, you would have to bring it in and we would do a thorough check of everything to make sure it runs okay...
What do you mean do a thorough check of everything? You should know every sound that it makes since you had it for two months and had to put four transmissions in it and a power train to boot. It cost me over four thousand bucks and hours and hours of my time and now you're telling me that ...
Don't cut me off! What kind of racket are you people running anyway? Used car salesmen calling folks at home wanting to buy their cars. It's all just a scam, isn't it? Get someone in there, harass and haggle them to death on the pretext of wanting to buy their cars and then try and sell them a new car. I don't think so Mister! And, by the way, I'm on the Do Not Call List!
Caller: Ma'am, if you would like to set up an...