|I recently discovered "Relay Calls". What is a relay call? Yeah.. I had no idea either. I was driving home last week when my cell rang. I answered. Some guy starts to tell me it was a relay call and asked if I knew how they worked. I was like.. "uh.. no." So the dude precedes to tell me how its some call from a person on a computer and he is relaying the conversation... and when he says "Go Ahead" that means its my turn to respond.|
yeah.. I had no idea what was going on. So he says "Are you ready to start the call?" I say sure. Then he says "Hey Jenny, what's up? Go Ahead" I sit there in complete silence for about 20 seconds.. cuz I have no idea what's going on. Then the guys says "When I say, Go Ahead, that means its your turn to respond." So then I say "What the hell is going on? Go Ahead"
Guy replies after a while "Is this Jenny? Go Ahead"... No its not I say... and hang up.
Easily the craziest call I've ever had.
So... 2nite I'm sitting here.. bored.. and decide to Google on Relay Calls. I find that you can do it a lot of places. AT&T, Sprint, and others offer this free over the Internet. So of course, I call my brother. Here is the printout of the conversation.
OPER: SPRINT RELAY 6234F DIALING 319-231-#### RINGING 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... (M) HELLO (EXPLAINING RELAY)
USER: Hey Brian, I have a question for you. GA
OPER: GA OK GA
USER: What is the difference between Margin and Mark-up? GA
OPER: (LAUGH) WHO IS THIS QQ GA
USER: Frank Costanza GA
OPER: (LAUGH) YOURE HILARIOUS FRANK GA
USER: Say hi to Jackson for me GA
OPER: WILL DO GA
USER: Good Night. GA
OPER: GOODNIGHT GA (PERSON HUNG UP)
I know the site says this is a service for deaf people.. but I could get used to this. Its funny shit. People on the other line have no idea what the hell is going on. AND the relay guy has to type and say everything. Good times... Good times...