Odd phone call – scam?

Just got a call from “cardholder services” letting me know I could lower my interest rate to 6.9%, just press nine to talk to operator. I was curious so I bit, first thing I ask the person who comes is what bank are you from and her reply is what card do you have? OMG!! They call me out of the blue and expect me to give them my credit card details, I politely said sorry and hung up the phone. Look out people, the scammers are out in force.

My 15 minutes?

I think that I got my 15 minutes of fame today, while listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Daily GizWiz, a letter I sent was read out. A couple weeks ago I had sent in a letter asking Leo Laporte to not sing with the jingles, when I was listening episode 769 in my car the dissonance between Leo and the music was really quite bad, the guy does great shows but can’t carry a tune. That’s fine, he does audio not music podcasts. I suppose I should follow up that letter with one extolling the good things about the Daily GizWiz show, might take a while to find them though. (If you listen to this show long enough you would understand this statement)

I suppose I do at least owe an apology to the all the other Tom Stidham’s out there (I know you are out there somewhere), I did not put my city in the letter which would mean everyone else who also has my name might have been asked if the letter was from him, no doubt leading to much confusion. Sorry about that, will try not to overlook this in the future.

Oh well, if you want to hear this for yourself have a listen to the podcast over at Leo’s site.