Nov. 1, 2018

Max Well

Telemarketers are forever calling. Even though we have robo-block with our phone company, they still manage to get through. When the latest one called our home, I decided to have a little fun with him, but ended the call soon into the conversation. I was laughing too hard to continue so I just hung up.

Me: (Knowing it’s a telemarketer from the caller ID) Hello?

Max: Hello, Ma’am. This is Max from – (name of company that I could not understand at all because of his thick accent).

Me: What did you say your name was?

Max: Max; M-A-X.

Me: Oh, Max! Okay. Well, what’s your last name?

Max: Well...W-E-L-L. (I’m openly laughing on the phone). Ma’am, why you smiling at me (Now, I’m really laughing and can’t speak).

Me: (After a few seconds to compose myself) Well is not a last name. It’s part of the name Maxwell. Max is just short for Maxwell, like a nickname.

Max: No, no, that is my full name; Max….(I had to hang up).