Last Updated on February 18, 2023
My landline phone just rang, it was a ‘private caller’ (so number withheld) but I’m a curious sort of fellow so I picked it up anyway. We have a call blocker, so we don’t get tons of spam calls.
The chap at the other end asked me if I could do him a quick favour. ‘Sure’ said I, and he asked me to tell his son Raveen to revise, then passed the phone to his son. Here’s roughly how the conversion went,
ME – So your dad tells me you need to revise, what are you studying?
RAVEEN – GCSE biology and science.
ME – Oh, neat. How is it going?
RAVEEN – Not very well, I get ungraded in all my tests and works.
ME – Oh I see, what does the teacher tell you is the problem?
RAVEEN – Teacher says I’m a lazy shit.
ME – Well that’s not very friendly is it.
RAVEEN – No…
ME – Well I have no idea who your dad is, how he got my number, or why he thinks I should tell you to revise. But I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t revise at school and didn’t do very well at all with my GCSEs.
RAVEEN (sounding uncomfortable) – Oh?
ME – I didn’t revise very much at all. But I turned out okay. It’s important to do your best at school but I guess school just isn’t for everyone. It could be worth revising a but harder, but ultimately if you’re smart then you’ll probably be fine…
So that was odd. I’m not sure I helped very much. The whole time I was on the phone I was expecting there to be some sort of spammy or scamming angle but I just couldn’t find it.
Has anyone else had calls like this?