I like to consider myself a pretty calm and collected individual. I know that’s hard to believe coming from a guy from Philly, but I really don’t think I ever get that angry at anything. It’s mostly out of apathy I’d assume. Over the last few months, however, I’ve had the urge to kill at least 3 or 4 times per week. Why is that? Because of this mother fucking robocalls that disguise themselves as numbers that are almost identical to yours.
Let’s just say your phone number is 281-330-8004. Chances are you’ve been getting calls a few times per week from numbers like 281-330-8335 or 281-330-9726. For a while I thought this was just a personal problem. Thought some asshole down the street kept trying to play a prank on me or something. Then I realized I’m not alone. These are scamming assholes who are disguising their numbers and blowing up your phone every single fucking day trying to tell you that you’ve won a free vacation or some shit like that. It’s gotten to the point now where this should be considered a national emergency and has reached threat level midnight.
The thing that sucks the most about it is that it’s gives you false hope that somebody actually wants to talk to you. You hear your phone ring and you think to yourself, “wow, this is nice. Must be one of my friends checking in to see how I’m doing today and maybe make some plans for later in the week”. Then you look down at the number calling, it’s the same first 6 digits and then some random combination for the last 4. Not only is some scammer trying to steal your credit card information, but you’re also reminded that nobody would even consider taking time out of their day to talk to you on the phone. But yeah. It’s infuriating, it’s illegal, and it needs to come to an end. If President Trump wants to go to war with anybody, he needs to go to war against these dirty rotten scoundrels. I don’t care how he has to get rid of them, all options are on the table.