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| Canada | Liars & Scammers, Money, School

(The particular call centre I work at calls alumni from the university, both to give them updates and to solicit donations. The alumnus I’m speaking with is quite polite. I’m partway through the call.)

Me: “…so the date of your reunion is in two months. It sounds like you really enjoyed your time here!”

Alumnus: “I definitely did.”

Me: “Part of the reason you were able to enjoy it so much is because of the generosity of other alumni, like you, from the past—”

Alumnus: “Oh, we’re doing that part now.”

Me: “…so if you’d like, I could—”

Alumnus: “Hold on a second! Khrrrrrrrt…”

(The alum has started making not-quite-static noises with his throat.)

Me: “Uh, sir? Are you—”

Alumnus: “You’re breaking up! Khhrrrrrrrtzzzzz!”

(This is followed by an actual phone click.)