It’s the IRS calling. Yeah, right. A mechanical sounding voice with an Indian accent calling to tell me I’m in serious trouble with the IRS. Like I believe that. The message says to call (410) 698-8401.
I call the number and the guy who answers, answers the phone, “Internal Revenue Service.”
I tell him I received a message to call this number. He then says, “I’m sorry, this is my private cell phone, you’ve got the wrong number.”
I then said something to the effect, “When I called, you answered the phone saying, ‘Internal Revenue Service’, and this is the phone number I was given in the message.”
He snaps back, “No I didn’t and you must have mis-dialed.”
“Impossible,” I said, “I simply hit the call-back button the phone did the rest.”
So, I hang up.
I call him back again. (Oh, and each time I’m calling from a caller-ID blocked number.) This time he answers the phone, “IRS Investigations Department.”
“Can you help me,” I asked, “I was told to call this number to settle a problem with the IRS.”
He proceeded to ask me a bunch of personal questions to which I gave bogus answers knowing full well this guy isn’t with the IRS. When he asked for a zip code, I gave him 44043. He placed me on hold and came back and said, “Are you sure that’s your zip code? I show that zip code being in California.”
That’s when I lost it and started laughing. I said, “You moron. California zip codes start with a nine.”
He hung up.
I called him back and decided to go Liam Neeson on him.
He says, “I’m not afraid of anyone in the U.S.A.”
AHH! He admits he isn’t in the USA.
I’ve blocked his number.
Toilet Tank Rebuild
I rebuilt the toilet tank today. Plumbing is #1 on my hate-to-do list. But, I did it anyway.
I go to Lowe’s to get some silicone grease, and they are ALL OUT. What plumbing department runs out of silicone grease? This is twice now in the last month Lowe’s has let me down. I did purchase a 2″ wrench for that big spudnut on the bottom of the tank. $15.95!!!
My next stop is Home Depot where they not only had silicone grease in abundance, but 2″ spudnut wrenches for $7.95.
I took the $15.95 one back to Lowe’s. When asked why I was returning it, I told the lady, “It’s 1/2 that price at Home Depot.”
She responded, “That’s not cool.”