GDad: ...which is why pretty much everyone today who calls your house or cell phone with some kind of pitch is a criminal.
Son: I sort of already figured that out, but thanks.
Phone: RRRRRIIIINNNGGGG.... RRRRRIIIINNNGGGG.....
GDad: That's either GPop or a startling coincidence. [picks up phone]
Phone: Do not hang up; this is not a sales call. The FBI reports that a home break-in occurs every 42 seconds. You have been selected to receive a free security system. Press 1 to speak with a live representative.
GDad: [Presses 1]
Phone: Con-graaaaat-ulations! This is Dennis. You've been selected
GDad: [interrupting] Tell me Dennis, how is this not a sales call?
Dennis: Because your mom gave me a b___ j__. [hangs up]
GDad: I rest my case.
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