IRVINE, CA -- A California family became the victim of a merciless telemarketing campaign after requesting a brochure for a popular tourist attraction which we can't name for fear that they'll sue us.
It all started when the 43 year-old mother, who asks not to be named, thought it might be fun to visit [name deliberately omitted]. She sent away for a free brochure. What follows are the exact transcripts from a series of messages left on their phone:
10:00 a.m. Saturday: Hi there! It's Mickey! I'm sorry I missed you but I'll try again later. I can't wait to talk to you! You seem like such a nice family!
11:00 a.m. Saturday: Hi there! It's Mickey again. I hope you're not home. I'd really hate to think you're avoiding me because of all the fun you'll miss out on!
12:00 p.m.: Mickey again. I've got lots of families to call, not just yours, so why don't you pick up the phone? Please?!?
1:00 p.m. Me again. I'm getting kind of tired of you not answering the phone. You contacted me first. Remember?:
2:00 p.m.: OK. We've got a drone outside your house right now and we're looking in the window and I see you sitting right there on the couch so pick up the phone and stop playing games with me!
2:05 p.m.: I'm not kidding. Pick up the phone OR ELSE! I'm getting sick of this s***!!!
2:07 p.m.: Enough is enough. I'm coming over there and you're all going to the happiest place on earth and I swear to god you better be ready because if you're not...well...let's just say there's this place near the lagoon that we take uncooperative a******s like you. And we're charging you for the car, too, so don't think you're getting something for free.
At that point, the family caved and went on vacation. When asked how their trip was, they looked around nervously and said "good ... it was a real nice place ... really nice ..."