Thank a lolcat today

We’ve all seen these little cards with the Dire Warning:

Vehicle Service Notification

Now my first reaction was the perfectly understandable “My car is eleven years old, dumbass, of course the warranty has expired.”

And then I looked again at the card, and sure enough, that’s the Impact font across the top, as seen on eleventy-bazillion lolcat pictures.

So it was a simple matter to bring it up to my own exacting standards:

Vehicle Service Notification

(Telephone number redacted, because, well, why should I give them any publicity?)


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 June 2011 · 7:24 am

    Bah ha ha ha ha.

    I’ve been getting robo-calls from some outfit alleging to offer a similar service.

  2. Dan B »

    3 June 2011 · 8:49 am

    A co-worker of mine went off on one of the robo-calls when they called at work.


    That was 2009, they haven’t called back.

  3. fillyjonk »

    4 June 2011 · 7:01 am

    Dan, I don’t have the patience to wait for the “live representative.” I tried that once with one of those scamming companies that claims to lower your credit-card interest rate (I just wanted to explain to them that as I pay the dang things off in full every month, the interest rate matters not to me). But that was an exercise in futility, and even with my “Put. Me. On. Your. No. Call. List.” comment at the end, I still occasionally get those calls.

    (I have also had places hang up on me – how convenient for them – before I get the full “put me on your no call list” magic words out.)

  4. Dan B »

    5 June 2011 · 2:22 pm

    Ah, but patience is … okay it’s overrated, but if you can at least fake it you can have some fun with the “lower credit-card rate” scammers.

    The solution on them is not to be direct, but to waste their time. Act like you’re interested, go thru some of the hoops, then just before they start getting the information they want, ask them who they are, who they’re with, mentioned that you’ve heard of scammers promising what they are promising but not delivering. At this point they’ll hang up, but you’ve wasted a good 2-3 minutes of their time, time they could have been using the fleece real victims.

    I did it twice, and haven’t had another phone call from them since.

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