Originally posted Sunday, March 25, 2007 (back when I worked at a call center)
WEIRD fucking night at work tonight. I started getting these calls from some guy (he sounded kind of “off”) looking for something in Chicago. He’d ask for a person, but I had a hard time understanding him, so after a few tries he’d hang up. One time he called back, said the name, and I still couldn’t find it. He said “You know, the killer? They executed him in *unintelligible*” Before I could let out a “…What?” he had hung up the phone. Later he called back: “You know *weird name* killed seven people before they caught him?” Then he immediately hung up. Later still, I picked up (I knew it was him this time because of the recording play back) and still couldn’t understand what he was saying, so I asked for a city and state. His response: “*mumble mumble* skateboard *mumble*” Then he hangs up. Finally I get a few more calls from him that are complete gibberish with him hanging up right after he says whatever he says.
Here’s my theory about it: The first time he called, I think there was someone in the room with him. I don’t remember why, but it sounded like a nurse. So, I think he’s a patient in a hospital watching the History channel, giving me the play by play as he gets more and more doped up on his meds.