1. Hello?
1. Anyone there?
2. Hello?
1. Oh, there you are!
2. Hello, my name is Veronica. I’m calling from…
1. Did you say your name is Veronica?
2. Yes.
1. I love Veronica. Veronica is a wonderful name.
2. Thank you. I’m calling from…
1. You don’t often hear someone with an Indian accent named Veronica.
2. No.
1. I had an aunt named Veronica. She was my favorite. She wasn’t Indian, though.
2. How nice, congratulations. I’m calling from…
1. She died a long time ago.
2. I’m sorry. Do you own a mobile phone?
1. I do, but my aunt Veronica didn’t. They weren’t invented back then.
2. We have a special offer on mobile phones for a limited time… would you like a free phone?
1. Do you realize how many Veronicas there are in the local phone book?
2. 5MP camera…
1. None. Not one. Not a single Veronica.
2. Touch screen, Bluetooth…
1. I find that quite surprising, actually…
2. MP3 player…
1. Not a single Veronica in the whole damn book.
2. Absolutely free.
1. I mean, Veronica used to be a very popular name. So what happened?
2. Excuse me, sir, are you interested in a free phone?
1. There’s Veronika Maine clothing, of course, but her name is spelled with a ‘k’. Are you a ‘k’ or a ‘c’?
2. C. Your full name please.
1. Haha, well it’s not Veronica. I’m a bloke, and I can prove it.
2. Are you interested in our offer of a free phone or not?
1. Have you heard of the Veronicas?
2. Thanks for your time. Have a nice day.
1. They’re an electropop band based in Australia… twin sisters.
2. Goodbye.
1. Wait! I haven’t mentioned Veronica Mars yet.
2. bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
1. The American television series. Are you familiar with that?
2. bzzzzzzzzzzzzz
1. Hello? Veronica? Yoo hoo! Anyone there?
2. bzzzzzzzzzzzzz
1. Oh… how strange… she hung up.

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  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 4 years ago

    Wonderful Gary but they usually hang up on me when I start to breathe deeply!

  • Thanks for the tip, Georgieboy… I’ll try that next time. :)

    – Gary Kelly

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenover 4 years ago

    Ha ha well done Gary, I must remember that for the next time….

  • Thanks, John. There’s a funny side to almost everything, yes?

    – Gary Kelly

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    Ahahahahahahaa….Excellent … love it !!!!
    I usually hang-up after I said very quickly .. No thank you….

  • Thanks for the fav, Evita. I usually hang up too but I couldn’t let Veronica go without having a bit of fun. :)

    – Gary Kelly

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonover 4 years ago
    Fantastic Gary, now there`s the way to go give them a bit of their own.
  • One time I got a call from the House With No Steps and quick as a flash I said, ‘Oh… and you’ve just phoned the House With No Money!’ Hehe. There was a long pause and then she hung up.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Oh Gary … I knew this was going to be fantastic when I saw the title … I have tears running down my face … I’m sure Peter wonders whether I’ve gone completely off my rocker … and it’s a wonder the neighbours haven’t come in to share the hilarity … LOVE IT !!!

  • Thanks for the fav, Trish. And tell Peter he’s right.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Kerry  Hill
    Kerry Hillover 4 years ago

    Hahaha good one Gary..way to go! They hang up on me too, when I let my 4yo granddaughter say hello!

  • What a brilliant idea, Kerry! I don’t have a 4yo granddaughter at the mo… I’ll put one on my shopping list. Thanks for the tip!

    – Gary Kelly

  • Kitty666
    Kitty666over 4 years ago

    This is great Gary, I too dislike telemarketers with foreign accents……. but what would it take to get you to talk to a telemarketer for let’s say 45 minutes???? Some telemarketers are likeable… right day right time you never know who you can get caught up talking to.

  • Are you psychic, Kitty? Today that’s exactly what I did… talked to a telemarketer for 45 minutes. Hehe. But it was a pretty interesting convo, and she was a hoot.

    – Gary Kelly

  • Kitty666
    Kitty666over 4 years ago

    Well thankyou I will take that as a compliment………

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