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And the phone rings...

Election season is on in Virginia. Democratic primaries for the gubernatorial race will take place this Tuesday. This means that my phone has been ringing every 45 minutes with campaign calls, and it's been driving us nuts.

So this afternoon, ballistabob and I are chilling in our oh, so comfy couch, when the phone rings for the umpteenth time. This time, I decide it's our turn to have some fun with these people.

"Damn!" says Bob. "Here we go again."

"Just wait," I say. "I've got a plan."

I pick up the phone and say nothing until I hear someone on the other line. My original intention is just to lift up the phone and regale the caller to the dialog of "Bridget's Sexiest Beaches," which we happen to be watching at that particular moment.

Alas, I don't know what comes into me and I start belting a heartfelt rendition to No Volveré, a Mexican ranchero song, to my unwitting audience in the other line.

Bob is laughing so hard that tears are streaming down his cheeks.

I finish my song and I politely tell them in Spanish, "Muchas gracias, y por favor llamen otra vez" (Thank you very much and please call again).

Then I hang up.

The phone hasn't rang for the past two hours.

That makes me really sad.

I've got a full repertoire of Mexican ranchero songs and no audience.

Such a waste of my talent.

C'mon guys, call me. You know you want to. You haven't lived until you've heard me sing La Cama de Piedra

I'll be waiting by the phone.

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grauwulf
Jun. 8th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
.... I <3 you SO much for that :-D Brilliant, well played and lovely!

I just started a Spanish class last week so when I figure out how to say "you rock!" in the tongue I will be sure to do so :-)
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Muchas gracias. :-D

*Bows*
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belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
I think that he's been the worst offender. These ones actually came from 3 or 4 different numbers, but I've gotten calles from the "Friends of" and "Amigos de" [insert candidate's name here]. It goes with being identified as a Latina woman. We get them in two languages! Double the annoyance! Gah!

Either way, we got them. I wonder if they realize just how much they are annoying their potential voters. Sigh.
greta_k
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
You know, if the ones for "Amigos de . . ." call and you start singing, they may join you in song. It could really make their day!
ladyaelfwynn
Jun. 8th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
heheheh!

We like to stuff like like that to spam phone calls, too!
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
It's an acceptable sport, in my book. :-D
penguininarmor
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
I don't know what more to say then. YOU ROCK!
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. *Bows*
ladypyrate
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
OMG!!! Thank your for the idea!! I have a whole retinue of Broadway songs in my head. Maybe I'll sing "Sodomy" from Hair...
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
And it will be the most exciting thing that happens to them all day.
gianetta
Jun. 8th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
ranchero
You are quite possibly the funniest person on the planet. :)
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Re: ranchero
Hey, girls just wanna have fun, LOL.
bronx_baroness
Jun. 8th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
You wicked woman! What fun that must have been!
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
It was! We were laughing about it for hours!
stanci
Jun. 8th, 2009 10:30 am (UTC)
Oh that's absolutely awesome!
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
dawnhutchings
Jun. 8th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
I want to be you when I grow up. :)
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
You can start by singing Orlando di Lasso to telemarketers. ;-)
greta_k
Jun. 8th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Mwwhhhhhaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

Fortunately, we're on the National Do Not Call "Or I Shall Unleash the Crying Baby of Doom and Destroyer of Souls" List, so no one has bothered us.

Then again, I have a baby and I'm not afraid to put her on the phone during a teething tantrum . . .
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
Crying child works every time. ;-)
dragonazure
Jun. 8th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Heh. GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
belfebe
Jun. 8th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
And next time, maracas!
xgreenjudasx
Jun. 9th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
. . . Wow, well played, well played! Pull this on the Mormons next time they come to call!
belfebe
Jun. 9th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
And even better, you can serenade them with your accordion! Whoot!
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