Wednesday, May 27, 2015


I couldn't believe it the other day, when the phone rang and I had a lesson in "day ja voo"! I looked at the caller I.D. and saw that the call was from a State in the U.S. where a wood engraver friend of mine lives. So I picked it up and answered it. It might be my friend.

Me: "Hello!"
Caller: Silence.
I waited a second or two.
Caller, in a Hindi accent: "Am I speaking to, uh, Shgeem Veshrushgugh?"
Me: "Well, maybe, I don't know."
Caller in a Hindi accent: "Sorry, uh, Geem Westegoot"
Me: "Yes" (I'm thinking to myself that this sounds exactly like "Idiot" who called me in January)
Idiot: "We have information that your computer has been attacked by a virus and we want to help you protect your computer."
Me: "I don't have a computer."
(I didn't have the time to string Idiot along this time and I thought, if I said I didn't own a computer, Idiot would remember our longer conversation back in January.)
Idiot: "Why didn't you tell me earlier?"
Me: "Because you didn't tell me who you were or that you were calling about computers earlier."
And I hung up.

Was there a lesson learned on Idiot's part? I doubt it. But there was on my part. Next time I'll waste more of Idiot's time. He doesn't seem to learn, so it'll be easy.

OK, now to finish messing around on my computer I don't have, to post this. Then back to the next "Alien of Planet Earth" engraving. This one is "Aye-Aye".