October 17, 2005

 perhaps i've worked here long enough

hi. this is bob in greensboro.

hi, bob.

listen, you ladies on that station have the sexiest voices i've ever heard on the radio. you and tina...

why thank you, that's sweet of you to say.

listen, are you married?


[long pause, hoping he'll get the clue that i don't want to answer that question; he's already creeping me out.]

uh... i'm in a committed relationship.

well, listen... do you want to go out for lunch sometime?

uh... well, i think my boyfriend would have a fit.

well, don't tell him!! just go out with me and don't tell him!


listen, do you want to go out with me or not?

i thank you for the invitation, but no.

but tina is going out to lunch with me...! listen, is she pretty? what color hair does she have?

Posted by xta at October 17, 2005 4:06 PM | TrackBack

jeezis! i can't even begin to imagine how creepy that must have been. i'd be more that happy to kick that clown in the nuts if you can identify him.

Posted by: robdob at October 17, 2005 5:21 PM

Xta, ask Ray to tell you the time someone hit on me via phone at Radio Shack. Or remind me and I'll tell you.

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas at October 17, 2005 5:59 PM


Posted by: pinky at October 17, 2005 6:38 PM

well, he's flexible at least.

Posted by: blackbird at October 17, 2005 7:54 PM

Bob in Greensboro? Shit, he still owes me money.

And I want to hear Joe's story.

Posted by: Phil at October 17, 2005 11:41 PM

hah! Yikes

Posted by: Becky at October 17, 2005 11:58 PM

The perfect recipient of an anonymous Ship A Turd, methinks ... with extra corn.

Posted by: Lulu at October 18, 2005 12:19 PM

this weekend i was actually discussing the issue of harassment with a former AIDS hotline worker. i guess you can probably imagine the kind of harassment she received over the phone from callers.

one of those pitfalls of working with the public, i guess.

funny how there seems to be no recourse for the harassed in this situation, although if a movie theater patron had come up and said the same things to me when i was working box office, i could have gotten mall security to throw him out.

Posted by: lisa at October 18, 2005 12:32 PM

I used to be in inside sales and I dealt with this crap all the time.

I always wondered what they were thinking. They didn't know what I looked like, they didn't know how many limbs or eyes I had. They didn't know what I smelled like. Some men are pathetic.

I'm talking to you Bob!

Posted by: Sarah at October 18, 2005 1:33 PM

Oooh, Penn State's radio station WPSU, where I djed in the late 80s, was a few miles from the state penitentiary, where they kept the electric chair (yep, Penn State and the state pen, right there together in the geographic center of nowhere). The calls that came in for late-night urban DJ Elaine, who had a very husky, beautiful voice, were just chilling. "Miss Elaine, I love you. When I get out of this place, I'm coming over to that campus, and..." Blehhhh!

Posted by: Penny at October 18, 2005 1:38 PM

suddenly i understnad why penn state's station only featured dudes playing metal at ngiht when i attended in the late 90s . . .

who else remembers that guy who used to send comments over the request line at wxdu? jake from cincinnati? "you have the prettiest djs there!" along w/ big hearts made of asterisks.

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