Pastor Danny Is That You?

I wrote the following quite a while ago.  Today I am clearing out my drafts and decided to release the hounds.  I really did get a prank call the day I wrote this post. The call really did freak me out.  But I was not scared off.  You guys are stuck with me.  For better or worse remember?  No wait, that’s just Billy Bob 🙂

I got a prank phone call today. That has not happened in forever. If I think about it, the last one I got was back in the old days circa 1985-86 when we had a landline. I used to get calls regularly from an old lady whose daughter had our number before we did.  I always talked to her because it was so sad.  She was trying to get her daughter and thought I was her.  No matter how I tried to explain, she’d prattle on.  I’d even answer her “yes mama”.  I wonder whatever happened to her.  I don’t consider that prank calls though, I’m just musing and rambling.

Does anyone remember calling up people randomly and asking:  “Is your refrigerator running? Well you better go catch it.”   Or calling a grocery store and asking: “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?  Well you better let him out!”  For you youngsters, Prince Albert was pipe tobacco.  Those calls were harmless fun right?

I hope that is all today’s call was too. For the caller who asked to talk to Billy Bob, he is not real.  The person Billy Bob is based on shuns all social media and when I tell him about this, he’ll say I should shun all social media too. And I just may.  I’m on the fence as they say.  Or as a technical dweeb, I might just need to get someone to assist me with my privacy settings.

It doesn’t help that I am reading Revival by Stephen King.  I’m already jumpy enough as it is.  Hello, Pastor Danny, is that you?? Great now I’ve got chills.  Oooooooohhhhhhh!

As always, more to come.

13 thoughts on “Pastor Danny Is That You?

    1. I never heard that one. Definitely could tell it’s from the 70s. Ever hear of Roy D Mercer? A radio personality who did Prank calls on the air. Recorded then sold them. So funny!

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  1. I’m freaked out about by potential privacy violations, too–so prank calls would really have me on edge. Did you ever watch the horror (by old school standards) movie where the guy calls and asks the babysitter if she’s checked the children? Spooky (and, cheesy) 🙂

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    1. Yes! I saw it as a movie and then as a play at a local dinner theater. Though this was many years ago still wigs me out. Makes my heart race even now. 😳

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      1. I’m pretty sure the movie was Canadian…which is code for low budget and B movie quality….at least back then….this country has really come a long way since then, in terms of cinematic offerings…although an exception to the early days of Canadian fare was SCTV (Second City Television)…did you ever watch that…John Candy and Katherine O’Hara were among the cast…

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      2. John Candy had that way about him, didn’t he….so many love and miss him…there’s a poster I often see on Facebook that says I can’t trust a person who doesn’t like dogs…I think the same can be said for anyone who doesn’t adore John Candy. As for Home Alone, it’s one of my fav Christmas Movies…and, I’m delighted to watch Katherine O’Hara in “Schitt’s Creek” 🙂

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