1-900-CRYING

Submitted by: Kim... 8 years ago in Weird

There was once a time in the late "80s when people had so much money, they wasted it on money scams like this...
There are 81 comments:
Male 103
dont try it, it doesn`t work and prankmaster, it says welcome to the hottest something something...(i forgot the rest)
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Male 103
dont try it, it doesn`t work
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Female 663
Maybe they`re crying over the outrageous telephone bill that they`re going to get. poo, at $2 a minute I`d cry too. This and the partylines were the downfall of the 80`s. 20 way calling when no one can hear anyone at a premium rate was the biggest rip since the pet rock.
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Female 7
I wonder what they tell them...Let`s call the number!
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Male 166
unfortunately... i`m probably just the type of person to get sucked into this kind of trap.... "hmmm.... i wonder why they`re crying... and it`s only 2 dollars a minute... why not?" *dials number*
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Female 327
I don`t remember this one.
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Male 5,194
What happened with all these dumb 900 numbers was that they made money off the countless dimwits who said "Oh, I`m not really interested - I just wanted to see if it was real" or "I`m not really interested - I just wanted to check out what it was" or a dozen other variations on this. Dimwit would always explain by starting out with this contradictory and clear statement of self-denial: "Oh, I`m not REALLY interested..."

So they were pretending they were above it all, and not like someone "who would really call", whatever THAT`s suppose to mean. Of course, the 900 number took their money same as anybody else when they called.

I used to rage so much at these idiots.

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Male 48
duffytoler, you don`t ACTUALLY type like that, do you? You`re just making fun, right? Oh god, WHY?!?!
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Male 5,194
How stoopid. Now we has teh intartubez, it are so much bettar.
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Male 30
As I recall. This number would put you in a infinte call loop that told you you were paying 2 bucks a min and that is all it did, but it`s marketing idea was brillant.
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Male 2,395
I`m crying from laughter right now after that, should I call them?
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Female 1,264
I can just imagine calling up and hearing a fat bald man with a raspy voice say "My husband doesnt love to me and daddy ran over Mr. fluffles, boo-f*ckin-hoo."
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Male 557
it says "500 dollars has been charged to your phone bill, please hold"
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Female 1,006
lol. Not as good as the 1-900 Santa Scam, but pretty funny. Oh 80s, you wanted our money so much...
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Male 9
what does it actually say?
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Male 103
IT DIDNT WORK
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Male 103
im gonna try it lol
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Female 497
i need to get that i wonder if i call it if its going to work
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Male 103
on the other end of the phone:
"I now have your credit card information, and I am now coming after your children. Also, harry dies in the last book"
*cry*
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Male 301
here are some free of charge:

you`re why your parents got divorced

buddy, your dog when u were 7, actually died, and did not just run away

you donated all your toys/clothes/jewelry/money to charity in your sleep

your parents are dead

you have "insert std/HIV/cancer here"

that girl you scored last night at the bar was a tranny

you`re house/condo/apartment caught fire and everything was destroyed

people laugh at you when you leave a room

you`ve actually been in a coma for the last 23 years, your perspective of reality is a military experiment that you were volunteered for

there`s nothing you can do to lose those 15 pounds

have a happy cry!

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Female 18
"ur mom"

*cries*

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Male 1,837
"ur stinky"

*cries*

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Male 404
Ugh I really want to know what that said >:[
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Female 267
lol wut
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Female 4,197
same here opie :(
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Female 961
" 0 Results matching "(900) 740-3500". "
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Female 354
Wow, that was so realistic *rolls eyes*
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Male 231
if i wanted to cry id just take a hard look at all my accomplishments.
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Male 340
"$2 a minute will make anyone cry like that. "
XD
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Male 2,372
Why would you pay $2.00/min to have someone tell you the real reason is that they`re actors who`ve been paid to `cry` in a role for a TV commercial.
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Female 15,763
I hate it that I`ll never know what was ont he other side of the line... D:
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Female 57
$2 a minute will make anyone cry like that.
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Female 917
I was laughing hysterically at the look on their faces
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Male 889
s.hit i`d cry if i had hair like that
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Male 182
LOLROFL.

That was awkward.

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Male 7
wtf???
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Male 544
who uses 1900 any more 1800 for the win
YES I SPELLED IT OUT!
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Male 1,468
... What the hell.
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Male 882
"It could be that someone playing Yoko Ono music... "

NIICCEE!!!!!

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Male 364
*calls*

"Congratulations! You`re the 3,657 person we`ve ripped off today! To celebrate we`re taking $1000 out of your bank account and pimping your daughter out! Here, listen to her begging for mercy as she`s ridden bareback by `Mr Absolutely-drating-enormous`!"

*Beep, click*

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Male 455
It`s probably some really contrived story about a fat man who`s struggled with his weight all of his life;
People tease him for it, turned down for dates, lost a parent to medical complications of obesity, and you think it`s all gonna get better until you get a screetch in your ear reminding you that you spent two dollars to have a phone call jack your ear off for one minute without letting you come.
Some people need that itch scratched...I`m ok without.
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Female 9,478
It could be that someone playing Yoko Ono music...
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Male 1,598
*calls number*
OMG I GOT RIPPED OFF
*sobs*
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Female 346
it used to be a live recording of the Ethiopian Childrens Choir singing "it`s peanut butter jelly time.....no seriously send food!!"
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lawl, quiknas

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Male 451
it used to be a live recording of the Ethiopian Childrens Choir singing "it`s peanut butter jelly time.....no seriously send food!!"
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Female 346
Sung by Gilbert Godfrey.
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Female 346
Ok OK, I think I figured it out. the number links the crying people to other crying people thus it`s like a large web of crying people.

Or

It`s Tiny Tim`s Tiptoe Through the Tulips on repeat.

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Male 562
omfg!! This is the biggest load a turtle crap i have ever heard
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Female 1,516
*Dials 1-900-740-3500* They told me they traced my number and would kill my family and skin my pets alive if I didn`t send them 10 million dollars. :-P
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Male 211
its a 900 number...so it could be like:

excuse me, but i did it with your spouse. you wanna hear it, i recorded it....

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Male 553
i reckon all thos people people were crying cos they all were put on hold for 10 mins 20 dollars down the drain, that would make me cry anyway :-`(
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Male 756
o_o
You call...and listen to someone cry?
...

Nope.

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Male 845
not it
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Male 266
Its was probablly," We have two pieces of new for you.First, the good. There is such thing as heaven. Now, don`t get to happy... 2nd, there are no fuzzy kittens in heaven, u may now cry
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Female 1,306
the only reason people woulda called it is because they were simply curious. i mightve done it if i had a few extra bucks to spare. sad thing is, i actually woulda ^_^

i DO wonder what it was...

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Female 1,578
"dude someone should seriously call and see if it work. i would but...nahhh."

NOT IT!

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Male 1,289
gorgack2000
There`s probably a voice on the other end telling them how much money they`re wasting.

"Current amount wasted: $45. That could have fed 57 starving children, but you spent it on a phone-call you selfish b*tch"
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Exactly what I was thinking!

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Female 140
dude someone should seriously call and see if it work. i would but...nahhh.
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Female 346
although the number has probably been taken over by one of those phone sex places... and when you call
It`s GILBERT GODFREY!!!!
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Female 627
whaaaaaaaaar?
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Female 346
Matsch, you should call it and see if it works. :D

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Male 10,440
rofl. I wish I was around back then to exploit people like this.
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Male 91
Does the number still work?
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Male 1,347
you call the number to hear something so sad you start bawling... why would anyone do that in the first place?
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Male 335
But... 2 dollars a minute. It must be much more than one minute long... It must be Gilbert Godfrey. You`re right, Challenger.
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Male 335
All it is is a recording saying "Now that we have your number on file, prepare for the apocalypse of advertising calls. NO ESCAPE FROM THE TELEMARKETING MADNESS!
--BBW
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Female 346
It`s Gilbert Godfrey singing renditions of various selections of Queen Hits.
It would make anyone cry.
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Female 2,289
They`re crying cause they have to pay 2 buck a f*ckin minute.
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Female 646
so you call them to cry in the receiver...?
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Male 161
Wow, $2 per minute. What a waste.
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Female 731
...

I don`t get it.

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Male 381
lmao at gorgack
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Male 381
what the....?
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Female 15,763
...What`s on the other side of the line, then? What`s the purpose of spending money if there`s nothing there?
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Female 84
where do they get this money?
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Male 78
@gorgack- that`s exactly what I was thinking!
2 dollars per minute- wow...
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Male 629
Some pop icon must`ve died and these people lived under a rock.
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Female 511
Oh... wow.
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Male 23
What the...
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Male 4,680
There`s probably a voice on the other end telling them how much money they`re wasting.

"Current amount wasted: $45. That could have fed 57 starving children, but you spent it on a phone-call you selfish b*tch"

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Female 539
Link: 1-900-CRYING [Rate Link] - There was once a time in the late `80s when people had so much money, they wasted it on money scams like this...
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