Posted: 04 October 2009 at 2:22pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by gengarjetty2
Well I first heard of prank calls when my mom told me about her and her sisters calling a foolish relative and pretend to be a woman who is being killed
they pulled off the is ur refrigerator running prank too
1.Have you ever pulled off a prank call?Yes. Many times.
2.Have you ever been pranked?Yes.
3.If so, do you get angry or laugh it off?It depends on the way the day was for me and the nature of the prank call.
4.Do you think it's fun or is it a cheap joke which shouldn't be doneA little fun and games once in a while is necesscary for everyone to relax and kick back a little. A lot of times its just good humor. Although some people push it to far. When you start hurting people or call at inappropriate moments its not nice. There is a fine line between good fun and a cheap joke which is difficult to maintain.
One of my previous jobs with a phone company was IP-Relay which is internet based text to voice, voice to text services for deaf hard of hearing and speech disabled. I was the closing supervisor for a call center. Since the service is free and operators read everything verbatim with inflection and cannot disrupt the call - many teenagers use it to crank call. Often they will call their friend in the same room through the internet and have the most ridiculous conversations. Being teenagers you can guess that their conversations were about one thing and one thing only.
Most of the older day time folks got very offended by these prank calls. Many people hate it since its a taxpayer funded service. But for some light headed people like me its a relief from the boring mundane call center job. Supervisors usually hate jumping on phones, but whenever there was overlap of shifts I would go on so that I can have some fun. There is nothing like a whole lot of straight faced phone ---.
Although some kids are very creative. I've had like nerdy WOW guild invasions planned. Some imprompty Star Trek dialougue. My favorite was when the internet person pretended to be a deaf gay boy and his friend pretended to be a pastor who was guiding him to salvation. They carried this convo for two hours and it was hilarious. Of course its taxpayer money being wasted on this shizzle, but I was ROTFL.
But sometimes teenagers carry jokes to far. There have been fake 911 calls. Pranks and jokes on people being raped/killed etc. Very distasteful stuff that I did not find funny at all. Moreover when some kids immaturely did this over and over again, they were depriving deaf people of the service.