Hocus Pocus at the City Museum
The Victorian Tourism Centre

More Fun With Telemarketers

"Hello am I speaking with the manager?"


"You are the running a registered business with an Australian ABN?"

"Yes, what time is it where you are?"

"Aaah... it's just after 7pm in New South Wales."

"Where are you?"

"I am in Queensland....I am calling from Fortitude Valley, 100 Brunswick St. Queensland, postcode 4006."

"But you said New South Wales."

"I'm sorry it must have been a slip of the tongue."

(He goes on with his sales pitch about my telephone rental costs while I go on to Google)


"What is the street next to Brunswick St?"

"Next to Brunswick St?..... Howard St."

"No it's not."

"How would you know? You are at 114 Bent St in Victoria. You are not in Queensland. I have been living here as a student for one year and studying at the University of Queensland."

"It's not Howard St."

"Well what is it?"


"Can you describe the building you're in?"

"It's the Telco Blue Headquarters."

"What does it look like?"

"It's a big building."

"What floor are you on?"

"The seventh floor."

"I don't think so."

"Yes I am."

"I'm looking at that building right now."

"No you are not. You are in Victoria at 114 Bent St. You cannot be looking at me."

"If you are on the seventh floor, you'd be floating in mid-air."

"Listen mate, I am at 100 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland postcode 4006. If you were in Queensland you could come in and see me."

"I'm looking at your building right now."

"No you're not. How could you?"

"It's called the internet. I'm looking at a photo of 100 Brunswick St and it doesn't have seven floors."

"I just want to offer you special rates.."

"How can I trust anything you say if you can't even be honest about where you really are?"