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Twenty types of not cool.

I came home from a long day at the office and noticed my answering machine blinking at me. "Somebody loves me!" I exclaimed, knowing that was a inaccurate. Usually it's a long winded Arnold Schwarzenegger explaining in immaculate albeit Austrian detail his plans to "clean up Sacramento" if I would only vote for him.

No such love or luck this time. To my shock, it was "a collect call from...Roland...an inmate at Corcoran State Prison."


I stood clutching my Little Debbie Snack cakes in terror. Roland? Wha? Have they found me? Was that liquor-filled chocolate rumball guy? Was it guy who wanted pink velour bath robe? Cause neither of them got rumballs nor pink velour. YOU CAN'T HAVE RUMBALLS. Hell, I can't have rumballs. Build a bridge and get over it, Roland.

I called some family members in a panic to let them know I would be being murdered by this Roland quite shortly. They're telling me to chillacquer, that it was just the wrong number. But Corcoran is approximately a million miles away. This man used his precious phone priviliges to call someone in the other half of the state who just happened to used to have my number? Holy crap, I hope so.


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Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
and change your number.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
i just got my number! a couple weeks ago, literally. there's no way in hell anyone could have even gotten it. i guess i should chillaquer.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
At least it is a collect call from within the prison, and not from a paroled inmate. I hope and pray for your safety, and look forward to years of LiveJournal updates and the occasional IM.
Aug. 22nd, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
I will mourn you ;_;
Aug. 23rd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
you got anything worth keeping after you die?..i mean im worried yea....can i have your cds?
Sep. 9th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
they're pretty fucked up. and mostly italian dance hits and meditative kill yourself music.
Sep. 1st, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
It might've been a scam. Some inmates will make collect calls to number after number, waiting for someone to accept a call so that they can persuade the call recipient, through trickery or sympathy, to press a certain code. The code varies from place to place, but once used, it allows the inmate to call other people for free, billing your number for their calls. Here's an example: link

There are other variations on that (I know, because I fell for one once), so the safest course of action is not to accept calls from inmates unless you know who they are.
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