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    Shouldn’t Have Rented Conspiracy Theory

    , | Portland, OR, USA |

    Me: “Thank you for calling [online movie rental]. How can I help you today?”

    Caller: “Yes, I’m having a problem with my account. I think I may have uncovered a serious conspiracy to keep me from getting movies!”

    Me: “That’s definitely not good. I’d love to take a look at your account. May I have your name please?”

    Caller: “I’d better not give you my name. They may be listening now. I’d rather make this as anonymous as possible.”

    Me: “That’s fine. What’s going on?”

    Caller: “My postman will only pick up my movies every three days unless I put a dollar in each return envelope. I’m afraid you guys are paying them to do this!”

    Me: “I can assure you we want you renting movies. That’s what we’re in business for. Have you tried returning your movies from another location?”

    Caller: “When I do that, it takes even longer for them to get picked up! I’ve been staying up until midnight to put my movies in my mailbox so the postman can’t see. I was out last night, and I slipped on some wet leaves! I said to myself, ‘Why am I living like this?’ So, I thought I should call you.”

    Me: “Sir, if you’re concerned your postman isn’t doing his job, I can get you a number for the mail customer care line.”

    Caller: *whispering emphatically* “You don’t understand! He’s the only one and he has the only key! Look into the mailboxes! The only key! Beeeeee saaaaaaaafe!” *click*