Friday, March 15, 2013

From Control Headquarters...

From my friend's kitchen...

Sue: Kel, could you do me a favour? 
Kellie: Sure, what? 
Sue: (handing over a leaflet) This is one of the houses in the street that's up for sale. Can you call up the real-estate and find out how much it's going for? They didn't put a price on the sheet. 
Kellie: Um ... okay. But why not do it yourself? 
Sue: They might recognise me! 
Kellie: The real-estate people? But why would... Okay, whatever. So, what's the number? 
Sue: Here you go, and don't forget to block the number so they can't see who's calling. 
Kellie: No problem. 
Sue: And don't use your real name. 
Kellie: Okay. 
Sue: And don't give them my number! Or yours! 
Kellie: Alright, calm down! It's not like I haven't done this before! 
Sue: (raises eyebrows) 
Kellie: ... but this isn't about me, it's about you. Okay, it's ringing. 
*Real-estate agent answers* 
Kellie: Oh, hi, my name is Kellie ... uh ... Smith, and I was wondering about the price of the house you've got up for sale on Roberts St ... yep, that's the one ... uh huh ... three fifty five ... okay then, that's great ... my number? 
Sue: (gestures wildly not to give it) 
Kellie: ... Ah, well I'm afraid I can't give you this number ... no, I don't have a work number to give you either ... or a home number ... oh, alright then ... 0414 729 337 ... yep, great ... okay then, thanks a lot. 
*hangs up* 
Sue: You gave them a number! I told you not to give them a number! And what number was that anyway? I don't recognise it! 
Kellie: Calm down, crazy woman! That was the real-estate agents number. She was giving it to me and I was repeating it.  
Sue: (relaxing) Oh, thank god! When you started to reel off those numbers I wasn't sure WHAT you were doing.  You really should have made it clearer.
Kellie: You know ... maybe next time you should do your own recon work.

Sometimes it's just easier to go along with a friend's insanity than to argue ... I'm just not sure whether this was one of those times.

38 comments:

  1. Ha... Friends: Ya gotta love 'em.

    Enjoyed, Slu

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  2. Omg.. This sounds like me and my sisters on the phone! Hahaha. Love it. :) Happy to see we're not alone!

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  3. If it wasn't for the logistics I would assume your friend is planning on stealing that house.

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    1. I wouldn't put it past her to try, but it's a bit difficult to put a two story into your purse while no one's watching.

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  4. Love this! If it was April Fools Day I would think your friend was messin' with you!

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    1. No, unfortunately not. That's just par for the course, I'm afraid.

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  5. Hmmmmm...yep in this case I would just go along with the insanity :)

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    1. It's probably the safest option. Not the easiest, but the safest.

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  6. OMGosh how many times have I said this - but you are HILARIOUS! I scanned my list of new posts with no time for, so no intention of clicking and reading, but when I saw this one from YOU...well here I am! And made the time to comment too!

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    1. Aw, thanks! My aim is to mildly amuse, so if you think I'm hilarious, I've definitely over achieved!

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  7. Now hold on there Kellie....you can't just leave me hanging here. How much was it? And did your friend buy it?

    S

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    1. LOL! It was $355K, and no, she didn't. She was just being a nosy parker.

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  8. Oh you looky-loos! I'm sure the real estate agent was on to you right away.

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    1. It's a distinct possibility. I don't even want to know what previous shenanigans she'd gotten up to.

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    1. Yep. It's one of the lesser discussed stalking methods.

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  10. But did you find out how much the house was? That's what I want to know. :) I have a confession...I've actually done the same thing!

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    1. LOL! It was $355K. And how much was the house you stalked a real estate agent for?

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  11. I wonder why Real Estate agents do that at times - not put the asking price on. Very annoying, anyhow $355,000 it was!
    LOL your friend is soooo funny! :) and a good sport (obviously) ;)

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    1. It seems weird, my first thought is always that it must be so high that they're afraid they won't get any enquiries at all if they advertise the price.

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  12. lol Don't go into spy work Kellie, it's not a safe place for you to be! :)

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    1. No, it definitely isn't. I'd be caught in about five seconds flat, then they'd torture me to find out what information I had and, I have to be honest, I'd probably sing like a canary.

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  13. This is so funny. I just used that Max Smart picture on Tuesday, but he was texting! Ha. My sister did this to me with the phone company. When I got off the phone I told her they knew it was her calling and she believed it.

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    1. LOL! I bet she's still paranoid about them to this day :D

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  14. Yep. Go with the flow.. don't rock the boat. Actually what your friend did is something that i would do. lol. I want the info/scoop, but am afraid to call myself. Just something i'm not good at. :)

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    1. For some reason I'm always the one that gets asked to make the call. I must give off the air of being comfortable on the phone or something.

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  15. What are friends for???? Usually I end up with an answering service of sorts and would have to leave a message with a number. Leaving a fake name then if they called back and I couldn't remember- There's nobody here with by name... The whole thing would be a wash.

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    1. LOL! I do the same thing with websites that ask for your name. I put in a fake one, and then realise that my email address has my name in it anyway. Duh!

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  16. that's funny! I've had friends ask similar favors!

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    1. Bless 'em. One day they'll learn to use the phone like the rest of us.

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  17. Sometimes going along with a friend's insanity makes for the best stories. If Sue asks you to have a mysterious package delivered to your house by a guy driving a Trans Am, just say no to that.

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    1. Yeah, or if she asks you if you've got room in your luggage for a suspiciously cannabissy smellying package when you're travelling to Bali.

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  18. Oh that's too funny. Just don't ask my mother for help. She'll forget half the story mid call then use your real name when she asks what she's supposed to say without muting the call and then give them your name and every number she has for you. Yeah she's a horrible spy. You however were great.

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    1. LOL! Oh, I can usually keep up the facade long enough to get off the phone. It's when they call back at a later time that I lose my focus.

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  19. Hilarious - I don't see you making it as an undercover agent.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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    1. No, you're probably right. I probably wouldn't make it as a private investigator either, which is a shame because I've always wanted to introduce myself as "Hi, I'm Kellie, private dick".

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