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May 9, 2005

Slow day in collections

Filed under: General — phil @ 10:04 am

Last week, I received a phone call at work:

“Systems, this is Phil.”

“I’m looking for Phillip Cheetham.”


“Hi Phillip, my name is <something> and I’m calling in regards to your Mastercard account with Direct Merchant’s Bank. It shows here …that …you …have already paid your bill. Sorry to have bothered you.”

“I do what I can. Have a nice day.”


  1. You couldn’t just throw in a name? “My name is Ian.” “My name is Beauregaurd.” “My name is, heh, also Phillip.” You may have mastered the paying of the credit cards, but your telling of the stories needs a bit of work. 🙂

    And, you didn’t REALLY want that 5g back, did you? How about a nice set of leather armor for your new dr00d?

    Comment by Taroo — May 9, 2005 @ 1:07 pm

  2. quote: my name is <something>

    You need to start taking names. It’s the only way to get the right people fired.

    Comment by diane — May 9, 2005 @ 1:48 pm

  3. We had a good chuckle about that here on Mother’s Day. Makes you wonder what kind of list the poor guy was working from.

    Comment by Karen — May 9, 2005 @ 10:13 pm

  4. The name is incidental. I think they lie most of the time anyway to avoid getting in trouble in case they piss you off. Be careful to avoid identity theft. So don’t tell no one about nuthin’! (I know that sentence is grammatically horrible.)

    Comment by Clint — May 11, 2005 @ 8:34 am

  5. I wish my credit card bill was that easy 🙂

    Comment by nessa — May 11, 2005 @ 9:30 am

  6. Can you pay my credit card bill too? 🙂

    Comment by Daynah — June 8, 2005 @ 11:47 am

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