The telephone conversation went something like this:
phone: ring ring ring... [I was already annoyed because most calls i get during the day are wrong numbers and telemarketers]
Denzil: Hello... hello...??
[pause] <-- this is the tell tale signature of a call center... (read the above article)
Denzil: Hello. City Morgue. Can I help you?
phone: [pause] hello?
Denzil: yeah.. hello.. City Morgue, what can I do for ya? You got a dead body?
phone: Is that Mr XXXXXX...?
Denzil: Nah mate.. its Jimbo... at the City Morgue. We got dead bodies here. You got a dead one? Thats our job.
phone: Can I speak to Mr XXXXX??
Denzil: Its the Morgue mate. Who am I talking to? Whats your name?
phone: I think I have the wrong number...
Denzil: Where are you calling from? You got a dead body? You got a cold one do ya?
The poor guy was totally and utterly confused. Totally threw him a curve ball that he couldn't recover from.
I remember reading another one about some guy pretending to be the police. So when the telemarketer calls they enter a "crime scene" and the call center becomes part of the investigation. hahaha.
I swear I probably should start recording these...