WE WILL BE THERE…
I had just gotten home and my phone was still in my purse when it rang at 3:44 pm yesterday afternoon. In a hurry to get it out and answer the call, I didn’t look at the number that was calling.
An authoritative male voice said he was from (and he named a specific company which I don’t remember) Tree Company and they would be here tomorrow morning to cut down my tree.
I said, “You have a wrong number.”
He ignored that and said, “Let me check my work order. No, we will be there tomorrow morning to cut down that ugly tree.”
I said, “I don’t have a tree. I did not call a tree company.”
He said, “No, your neighbors called. They want to get rid of your ugly tree. They are paying for it.”
I said again, “I don’t have a tree.”
He said, “We will be there at 9:00 tomorrow morning to cut down that ugly tree.”
I said, “I don’t have a tree. What address do you have?”
He said, “We will be there tomorrow to get rid of that ugly tree.”
I asked again, “What address do you have?”
He said, “We will be there tomorrow morning at 9:00 o’clock to get rid of that ugly tree.” And he hung up.
It was then that I looked at the number and saw the 717 area code and became totally suspicious. I immediately put it into a reverse lookup and there it was – Lancaster County Motors, Inc. I simply could not believe it.
Is it possible someone spoofed their number? Possibly – but who and why? And the juvenile nature of the call seemed to fit with the nature of the lawsuit. And he seemed to be enjoying himself. Unbelievable! I will let the attorney for the plaintiff know.
“WE’LL BE THERE TOMORROW
TO GET RID OF THAT TREE!”
It was a stupid, childish prank call that I received from Lancaster County Motors, Inc. yesterday afternoon. It was about a tree – a tree that I don’t have!
But for a couple of seconds he had me going. Because the situation sounded “familiar.” The above is my neighbor’s huge, horrible, nasty holly tree (with the very sharp leaves) rubbing all up against and damaging my house and roof this summer. And I had to contract and pay to get that sucker trimmed – and it wasn’t cheap.
Okay, that’s off my chest – sort of. A woman actually went before Lancaster City Council several months ago to complain that she had to pay to have her neighbor’s tree that was hanging over her yard trimmed and she didn’t think it was fair. Neither do I! But city council can’t change that – the state should change the law! There is no reason we should have to pay for someone else’s tree!
Now it’s off my chest and I’ll come back to the prank call shortly.