Pickles by Brian Crane for April 01, 2023

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    sparklite  about 1 year ago

    I’ll try that.

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    allen@home  about 1 year ago

    Good one Earl. I always let the machine answer.

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    ALLRIGHT   Earl!!!

    that is freakin awesome! ㋡

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    sirbadger  about 1 year ago

    Spam bots don’t care. I wonder why spam bots have human names like Alice, instead of robot names like R2X7.

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    bravo, Earl

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    carlsonbob  about 1 year ago

    If I know an incoming call is a telemarketer, I’ll answer by saying, “This is K-WHIZ. Are you ready to take a whiz on live radio?”

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    Ivy Valory Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Brilliant, Earl!

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    Kwen  about 1 year ago

    Not so sure… why will a telemarketer miss the opportunity to bother at home millions of victims at once?

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    Doug K  about 1 year ago

    “You are the fourth caller. The third caller already won the million dollars. “April Fools!”

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    Zykoic  about 1 year ago

    I answer, “Spreman, tko me zove? Što hoćeš?”

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    iggyman  about 1 year ago

    Joe’s Bar and Grille, Joe here! That usually works!

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    The Reader Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’ll have to try that!

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    jagedlo  about 1 year ago

    Were telemarketers one of the things that Earl wrote down as things that tick him off (see Thursday’s “Pickles” (https://www.gocomics.com/pickles/2023/03/30)

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    Judy Hendrickson [Unnamed Reader - 852856]  about 1 year ago

    Which reminds me of I haven’t received a call about my extended car warranty

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    pathfinder  about 1 year ago

    My fave is “City Morgue. You stab ’em, we slab ’em.”

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    dlkrueger33  about 1 year ago

    It was kinda fun to answer phones with something like that. Now with cell phones, I have my settings adjusted so my phone won’t ring unless the number is in my address book. Works great and most of these calls never leave a message.

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    Darryl Heine  about 1 year ago

    I thought it would be Bart Simpson calling the Pickles residence and saying something like “Is Mr. Caholic here, first name Al?”

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    JaneCl  about 1 year ago

    I usually say “The only spam I want is from Hormel”, then I hang up.

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    DawnQuinn1  about 1 year ago

    There is an insurance commercial where the female receptionist says “This is Sally, how may I help you?” Now…who names their daughter “Sally” these days? That went out with Peanuts.

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    once she met Harry, the world mostly forgot about her

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    Stocky One  about 1 year ago
    When they call about duct cleaning, I like to pretend that I misheard them, and I say “I don’t have any ducks, but I have geese. Do you clean geese?” Occasionally I’ll get someone who tries to clarify that they mean “ducts”, while I continue to “mishear” them. It can get quite comical.
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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    LOL! I’ll have to remember this! LOVE it!

    Tweedle? ☺️☺️☺️

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    kaycstamper  about 1 year ago

    I love it! I think I’m going to try this! Except usually they’re bots.

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    magicwalnut Premium Member about 1 year ago

    my answering message is, “Leave me a message and I’ll call you back , unless you are asking for a donation or trying to sell me something. In that case, take me off your list” I usually hear a click after “something”.

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    assrdood  about 1 year ago

    “Joe’s Pool hall, Ballracker speaking.”

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    If I don’t recognize the number, I don’t answer. Then a lot are labeled “Potential Spam” which is nice.

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    sandpiper  about 1 year ago

    The callers I most dislike open with ‘Hey Grandpa.’ I occasionally take a second to suggest the caller is the product of an illicit love affair and his daddy could be anyone, then drop the phone. Not nice, but neither is scamming elders. Lots of innocents hurt that way among others, and unfortunately, few agencies have the capacity or interest to really hunt them down.

    On a similar problem, I often backtrace phone numbers to see if it is tied to an actual address or if the number has never been registered. Most often they are not.

    Seems to me phone companies could digitally lock unregistered numbers in a safe area and only release them to customers who have been provided a special code upon purchase of a phone system. Of course, as I am essentially ‘computer limited,’ that method might be impossible, but someone with real skills probably has the fix. Could make a bit of coin developing it.

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    TheBigPickle  about 1 year ago

    I’ll have to remember that one.

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    whelan_jj  about 1 year ago

    My phone has a block button. That number will never ring forevermore.

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    JoshHere  about 1 year ago

    I never receive telemarketers calls. I feel so rejected. {:’^(

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    pbr50138  about 1 year ago

    If my cellphone rings, I know it’s a spam call because no one knows my number.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I tell marketing callers I’m having $ex……….click!

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    nsaber  about 1 year ago

    tweedle?? What phone has ever made that sound?

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    ragsarooni Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Just buy/use ROBOKILLER and go back to your life…..

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    car2ner  about 1 year ago

    sometimes it is cool watching Scammer Payback on Y’tubehttps://www.youtube.com/@ScammerPayback/videos

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    IndyW  about 1 year ago

    Try saying in a serious voice, “Sargent York, telephone fraud division, what is your complaint.” It works.

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    MaCookie7  about 1 year ago

    We used to say “Joe’s Morgue, you stab ’em, we slab ’em.” Not sure I’d try that these days.

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    Durak Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Makes me wish I had a house phone.

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    Small time crooks are pulling out and selling obselete land line local feeder cables for the copper. You know, the ones we senior-senior citizens installed, maintained, and administered. Very few, now dependent on the vagaries of radio, have noticed. If in a disaster with no signal, experts say, “Just drive down the road….”

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    mistercatworks  about 1 year ago

    “We’re talking to Bob from Anaheim. Bob, tell us about why you think people care about what you say on radio. Bob? Bob?”

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    ANIMAL  about 1 year ago

    Who’s he TALKIN’ to.?????

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    kathleenhicks62  about 1 year ago

    Good one Earl! I wish it would work in real life.

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    ThreeDogDad Premium Member about 1 year ago

    We just tell them we’d like to order the curry chicken. They usually hang up after that.

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  about 1 year ago

    This is the funniest one I’ve read today.

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    bsisler21  about 1 year ago

    Whose phone goes “tweedle”?

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    T...  about 1 year ago

    Thanks Brian, that is really brilliant and funny too…

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    DM2860  about 1 year ago

    Road Kill Cafe, you kill em, we grill em.

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    PaintTheDust  about 1 year ago

    My first take was that it was a barbecue, not a folded down drop leaf table. Initially, I had trouble getting past what kind of device would sit on a barbecue and go “tweedle”. But will have to try Earl’s response.

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    kab2rb  about 1 year ago

    In our case we have land line screen calls, immediate hangup they think answering machine.

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    catmom1360  about 1 year ago

    Maybe I’ll try that.

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    Eric Thom Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Im using this.

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    calmom75 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This is comic is a rerun from years past; I downloaded it then. ‘Calvin’ has a few comics with a similar theme.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member about 1 year ago

    It was the 80’s, I was hanging out with a friend who worked at the gas station near my house. She called a someone up and then started to yell at her, “Wei! Wei! My friend was Irish. She was trying to convince me that she was yelling at a prank caller who yelled at her in Cantonize and was surprised when I didn’t react. I laughed and said, "Because you Called her!

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    arthurhoule  11 months ago

    Equally effective: “Welcome to Scam Radio Hour; please tell our audience your name.”

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