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Anna Lum

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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm calling you out, Anna. Or, I'd at least like to call you to tell you to stop giving my number out as yours.

Oh, Anna Lum. I know your name because I've had far too many calls for my liking asking for you.

It's annoying as shit, I get messages from your friends asking about birthday/christmas presents for your kids, or when you're going bowling. More worryingly, you've attached my phone number to your halifax bank account. And DFS kindly told me when your sofa was being delivered. Scottish Power also wants to talk to you. I hope you've been good and paid your bills.

I'm writing this to you, Anna Lum, in the event you fancy googling yourself and find this page and discover the number you think is your number is actually mine.

TL;DR: STOP GIVING OUT MY NUMBER AS YOURS. :iconfliptableplz:

Bonus Complaint: people stopping me in the street to get me to give money to their charity/convert me to religion/get me to buy their shit are also annoying the crap out of me.

"Hi, can I just stop you for a minute?"
"No thank you."
"It's okay, I'm a monk!"

Mate, that's not going to make me stop. I'm more likely to run a marathon, especially since I've seen that bible in your hand and was pretty much cornered into donating last time.

"I don't have much money..."
"ANYTHING WILL DO."

Welp. Let's keep walking.
Stop targeting me because I'm young, female and look like I won't say no.
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CrimeRoyale Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional
:icondaleplz: FINE, NO MORE ANNA LUM. IT'S RUSTY SHACKLEFORD. RUSTY... SHACKLEFORD.
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Even if they managed to corner me like that into donating/hearing their ramblings, I'd still say "no" without feeling remorse. :paranoid:
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm really bad for feeling guilty. I had a thread on here before about some 'homeless' guy pestering me for money. To cut a long story short, he begged me to go to the atm to give him money for a place to stay - bear it in mind it's really dark - then asked me to walk with him to the hostel. I freaked out, gave him a few quid and got the hell out of there, stopping at the hostel on the way to pay for his stay, incase he was legit. As it turned out, they stay because of the council, and don't take money.

As you can probably guess, I'm generally walked over when it comes to people on the street asking me for x.y&z. I will no longer be any sort of doormat.
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
In my case, it rarely happens to me, if ever. I can't really trust them. They're probably not "homeless" but alcoholics, drug addicts, lazy people, etc. Or liars. Although that's not the only reason I ignore them. It's not like we're forced to give money to whoever asks us.

My mother told me once she noticed a FREAKING LIMOUSINE taking a supposedly 'homeless' man to who knows where. It was something that happened every day. Why were they doing that? I have no idea. But it does seem really suspicious.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeah, I feel kind of obliged to or my conscience guilt trips me. On the plus side, that's really getting less and less as time goes by.

...And what the hell happened with that homeless guy? It sounds like the start of Trading Places. :noes:
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
We don't know, that was a long time ago. :noes:
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SilverFangOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
We used to get random ass calls, but he/she never left a message. :stare:
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GreenEyedYoshika Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad gets calls from market tellers all the time and this is his typical response: "STOP FUCKING CALLING ME. I DON'T WANT YOUR PRODUCT." Then he hangs up.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
We get those a whole lot. Sometimes when I call home I put on an accent and do the whole "can I speak to the owner of the household?"for laughs. They fall for it every time. :lol:
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I’ve had my land line for 7 years now. For at least 4 of them, I got constant calls for a Deborah Blume. She apparently owed a lot of people money or something. I told everyone who called they had the wrong number. I still will get the occasional call. I put myself on the no call list and that helped a lot.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow. Do you think they ever caught up with her? The hard part about the 'no call' thing is that the numbers are always changing. I keep getting texts about claiming PPI too, and it's literally always a different number every time.
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
No. I used to work for the phone company before. When I did it was easy to track down people’s forwarding addresses. But I have no way of doing it now.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
How do you even do that? :stare:
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Do what?



Remind me of the baaabe~


Apologies, I'm having a very Labyrinth week.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I keep having a school call me.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
:lol:
Why? Did they think you were a student/prospective parent/parent of a child who's been naughty?
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
The lady didn't fix her phone number and despite the fact I kept telling them they have the wrong number, they kept calling for her.
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Crazie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I once got calls for Simon, they rang me up in the middle of the night and I was like, "I'm not simon go away!", they must have told him, since I stopped getting the calls.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Always getting calls for Simon, or was that just the one off? :lol:
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Crazie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I think I got a load of text which I ignored, then just one or two calls.
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Photographer
I keep getting calls for a guy named Herman Cortez. I think he had my phone number before I got it. But I've had my phone for 4 years now, his bank should realize this isn't his number anymore.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
...How have they still not changed it after four years...?
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Photographer
No idea.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Someone once tried to stop me and take my picture once... I just half-screamed "NO!" at them and ran for the hills.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Good call.
I wound up buying hair straighteners one time because some guy started straightening/curling bits of my hair with them, and was worried he'd leave me looking fucking ridiculous. :stare:

DOORMAT NO MORE.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man. That's worse than what I went through. :stare:
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
I think people see me and think I've got 'mug' written on my forehead.
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zodiacgal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The letters only certain people can see xD
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SinisterStick Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Knives and number changes are your friends.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
But I like my number. :noes:
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skeletalgrin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You have people commenting with 3 different starter pokemon, kinda cool.

Also, KEVIN SPELLACEY, DO YOU AND YOUR WIFE NOT TELL ANYONE WHERE YOU LIVE NOW, WE'VE BEEN GETTING YOUR MAIL FOR YEARS.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Is it all their mail or just the odd car insurance/advertisement letter? :lol:
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skeletalgrin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BILLS AND EVERYTHING. Every company they're with...
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well that's a little worrying...
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prosaix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
You are in... THE MATRIX
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We have this, but it's several different people they keep asking for. It's so fucking frustrating!
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Do you think they're giving the wrong number, or just used to have the old number? Either way, I feel your pain. :hug:
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awesomeizzy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Both, seeing as it's at least two different people.
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Jellybean9000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't you know? The main targets for people who ask for money on the streets are females who look young and rich.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm genuinely thinking of calling the next guy who does that out on it. I think they do it to little old ladies too, which irks me even more.
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themastergh0st Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate stuff like that, too.
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Penhuin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anna??? Is that you???
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Maybe they were people looking to see if she was okay, if she was okay, if she was okay, Annie.

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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Say you're unemployed, or that you're under 18. I do that :P I have people going "You're under 18?!" "yes, now go away!". The unemployed one works too.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's a good idea! I was thinking the next time they tried anything, I'd rip into them like crazy. I'm not a rude person by nature but the other day as I was going to get on a megabus (I'm laden up with bags, suitcase, laptop etc, I'm clearly struggling, I look like a camel with way too many things on it's back), this guy literally jumps out into my line of direction and tries to get me to try/buy this hand cream. I pretty much just said in the most deadpan tone 'do I look like I have a spare hand to give you?'

I think I'll try the unemployed thing, saves people doing their jobs from being yelled at by me. :lol:
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WalkingRen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Megabus :squee:
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it works like a charm, I did have one lady who was like "yeah but we can start taking money out of your bank in a few months" but I was like, lol wut? I've been unemployed for 6 months, I can't just -get- a job.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
I got done in by Friends of the Earth. They saidd "will you help us?" I agreed, then they pressed me for my bank details and felt rude if I said no, so I didn't. Ahh, back in the days of being a doormat.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I just say no, no, no. I've had one literally keep stopping me, and was like, come on, just give me your bank details.

FUCK OFF.

I didn't, I just walked off.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
These guys should realise nobody wants to be hassled. If they're going about their job like that, they're pretty much asking for abuse.

My dad's had it where he was walking down the high street, got stopped by some charity guy, kept walking. Someone else from the same charity hassles him, seeing the last one didn't work, he walks on... I suppose you can guess what happened next, rinse and repeat. :grump:
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