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Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 5:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A complete stranger provided only his first name. We got mad at first, but then had a laugh when we realized his last name.


Finally my first!! I hope it's fun!!
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 6:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the stranger's first name an insult? Or abuse? Or some other obscenity?
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Was the stranger's first name an insult? Or abuse? Or some other obscenity? no
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 6:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the stranger = first his = second his?

Did he personally provide his name to you all? Or did you just happen to hear him saying his first name? Was it his real first name?

You getting mad ---> related to hearing this first name? or something else?
If it's related to the name, is it because it sounded like he was saying something else, rather than announcing his name?
So the combination of his first and last name was amusing?
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you mad because you felt he should have given his full name? But then you realised it was obvious what his surname was? Was he famous? Was he related to someone there or that you knew so would have had the same last name?
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 10:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HAving just read the puzzle statement again...when you say you realised his last name? Did he tell you what it was? Did someone else? Did you work it out? Did you realise it should have been clear all along?
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the stranger = first his = second his? yes

Did he personally provide his name to you all? yopeOr did you just happen to hear him saying his first name?yope
Was it his real first name? no

You getting mad ---> related to hearing this first name? noishor something else? yes

If it's related to the name, is it because it sounded like he was saying something else, rather than announcing his name? yope...explore
So the combination of his first and last name was amusing?yes


Were you mad because you felt he should have given his full name? noishBut then you realised it was obvious what his surname was? so no
Was he famous? no
Was he related to someone there or that you knew so would have had the same last name?no

HAving just read the puzzle statement again...when you say you realised his last name? Did he tell you what it was?no
Did someone else? no
Did you work it out? yes
Did you realise it should have been clear all along?noish
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Was this individual an actor? in a play? or on television? in a movie?

When he said his first name, did he say "I'm ___" ? something else? did the whole sentence of his introduction sound like something else?
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this individual an actor? in a play? or on television? in a movie? no to all

When he said his first name, did he say "I'm ___" ? that would work
something else? did the whole sentence of his introduction sound like something else?try rephrasing.. possible FA
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it his real first name? Was he introducing himself to anybody? If you told me his first name, would I be mad? Would I be able to work out his last name? Would I be able to work it out if I could see him and he told me his first name? Was the man in the room wih you? Could you see him? Could he see you? Did he know you? Is there any connection at all between you?
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 5:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it his real first name?no
Was he introducing himself to anybody? yope
If you told me his first name, would I be mad? that would be unusualWould I be able to work out his last name? Will you?
Would I be able to work it out if I could see him and he told me his first name? no
Was the man in the room wih you? no
Could you see him? no
Could he see you? no
Did he know you?no
Is there any connection at all between you?yes ...svv of connection
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could you hear him but not see him? Could he hear you? Were you talking to him on the telephone? Having a conversation with him? Was he on the radio? Was he physically present close to you? Did you say anything relevant during the course of this puzzle? Did anyone other than the stranger say anything relevant?
Nobody's asked yet...are you and the stranger human? adult? male?
Relevant who else is included in "we"?
Is there 1 other person? 2? 3?...
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Could you hear him but not see him? yes
Could he hear you?yes
Were you talking to him on the telephone? yesHaving a conversation with him? no.. I had to think it over, but I can't find any definition of "conversation" that would work
Was he on the radio? no
Was he physically present close to you? no
Did you say anything relevant during the course of this puzzle? yes
Did anyone other than the stranger say anything relevant? yes ish
Nobody's asked yet...are you lol :D and the stranger human? adult? male? yes to all
Relevant who else is included in "we"? yes
Is there 1yes other person? 2? 3?...no to rest
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2007 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So were you and one other person talking to a stranger on the phone? Was the other a friend? Relative? Stranger? Or is the other person included in "we" the stranger himself? Did you call him? Did he call you? Were you mad because you didn't want to talk to him? Had he called at a bad time? Was he trying to sell you something?
Was the first thing said the stranger's saying "I'm..."? Is it important what his first name was, or would it only work with one specific one? If his name was Robert would it work?
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So were you and one other person talking to a stranger on the phone? no
Was the other a friend? yope Relative? yesStranger? no
Or is the other person included in "we" the stranger himself? no
Did you call him?no Did he call you? yes
Were you mad because you didn't want to talk to him? no
Had he called at a bad time? no
Was he trying to sell you something? no
Was the first thing said the stranger's saying "I'm..."?no
Is it important what his first name was,yes or would it only work with one specific one? maybe others but that's a different puzzle :]
If his name was Robert would it work?no
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Is what you do for a living relevant?
Is the title relevant?
Is this a true story?
Was the first name that he told you his given name? and his last name his family name?
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Is what you do for a living relevant? no
Is the title relevant? yes
Is this a true story? yes
Was the first name that he told you his given name? and his last name his family name?yes.. for the purposes of clarifying my use of "first name/last name".... no...if you are asking if they are actually his names
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So he gave a false name? Did he intend it to make you mad? To make you laugh?
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Did the first name and last name that he gave you make some relevant phrase? (can't get Amanda Hugankis out of my head here)
The relevance of calls - telephone calls? The one he made to you?
The relevance of cards - playing cards? credit cards? greetings cards?
The relevance of dust - normal every day household dust? outdoor dust? space dust?
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So he gave a false name? yes
Did he intend it to make you mad?possibly
To make you laugh?possibly

Did the first name and last name that he gave you make some relevant phrase? exactly!... except for the FA(can't get Amanda Hugankis out of my head here) ..or hugankils..? (don't really know the reference there)
The relevance of calls your referring to the title now.. - telephone calls?some The one he made to you? but not that one
The relevance of cards - playing cards? credit cards? greetings cards? none
The relevance of dust - normal every day household dust? thisoutdoor dust? space dust?
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ooooopsie.. although at works....

So he gave a false name? yes
Did he intend it to make you mad?possibly
To make you laugh?possibly

Did the first name and last name that he gave you make some relevant phrase? exactly!... except for the FA(can't get Amanda Hugankis out of my head here) ..or hugankils..? (don't really know the reference there)
The relevance of calls you're referring to the title now.. - telephone calls?some The one he made to you? but not that one
The relevance of cards - playing cards? credit cards? greetings cards? none
The relevance of dust - normal every day household dust? this outdoor dust? space dust?
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Amanda Hugankis is one of Bart Simpson's many prank phonecalls to Moe's bar - Moe ends up shouting that he needs "a man to hug and kiss"

Did the first name that he gave you combine with the last name which he didn't give you to make a relevant phrase?
did you work out what his last name was during the conversation?
Is it relevant what his real name was?
The cards: Post cards? some sort of ID cards? A credit-card shaped card that one could put in ones wallet? library card?
Was his name written on a card?

So there is some household dust in some way relevant to this puzzle? Was the dust in your house? Is some method for cleaning dust relevant? dustpan and brush? hoover?
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Amanda Hugankis is one of Bart Simpson's many prank phonecalls to Moe's bar - Moe ends up shouting that he needs "a man to hug and kiss" Barts pranks are priceless!!

Did the first name that he gave you combine with the last name which he didn't give you to make a relevant phrase? yes
did you work out what his last name was during the conversation? no
Is it relevant what his real name was? no

The cards: Post cards? some sort of ID cards? A credit-card shaped card that one could put in ones wallet? library card?
Was his name written on a card? no to all

So there is some household dust in some way relevant to this puzzle? noWas the dust in your house? Is some method for cleaning dust relevant? dustpan and brush? hoover?none.. the three words are a clue!
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Did some other piece of information help you in working out what his last name was?
Did he make a phonecall to you? Did you ring him?
When you were on the phone, were you talking? Was he talking? was there a recording of his voice?
is his job relevant?
Did he intend you to think that the first name he gave you was his first name? Did he think you'd know his last name immediately?
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Did some other piece of information help you in working out what his last name was? yes
Did he make a phonecall to you? yes
Did you ring him? no
When you were on the phone, were you talking? yes
Was he talking? yes
was there a recording of his voice? no
is his job relevant? very
Did he intend you to think that the first name he gave you was his first name? yes
Did he think you'd know his last name immediately?no
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His profession related to:

Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?

Did he introduce himself as a partner in a firm, like "Smith & Smith" but you didn't imagine it'd be his last name until after the conversation?

cards = business cards? Calling cards?

Was this a follow up call? Or was this the first time he was calling you?

Were you listening on speaker phone, so the other person could also hear? Was the other person in the room with you?

Does the title refer to some full form of the abbreviation of CCAD? Such as C___ College of art & design?
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His profession related to:

Banking/financial/somewhere around here

Did he introduce himself as a partner in a firm, like "Smith & Smith" but you didn't imagine it'd be his last name until after the conversation? no

cards = business cards? Calling cards? no

Was this a follow up call? Or was this the first time he was calling you? this

Were you listening on speaker phone, so the other person could also hear?no Was the other person in the room with you? no

Does the title refer to some full form of the abbreviation of CCAD? Such as C___ College of art & design?no but nice try.. keep cracking that...:-}
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An insurance agent perhaps? broker? tax agent? auditor?

Was he calling you to offer you his services? about something regarding your finances?
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was he selling something?
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An insurance agent perhaps? broker? tax agent? auditor? none

Was he calling you to offer you his services? no
about something regarding your finances?Yes!!

was he selling something?no
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Did he work for a credit card company?
Did you owe money to anyone relevant? Did anyone relevant owe you money?
Are your savings relevant? mortgage? loans of any sort?
Was his call a serious one? was he a radio DJ?
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Did he work for a credit card company? yesish
Did you owe money to anyone relevant? yesish FAish
Did anyone relevant owe you money? no
Are your savings relevant? nomortgage? noloans of any sort? yope.. svv of loan
Was his call a serious one?yes was he a radio DJ?no
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Did he mistake you for someone else?
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Did he mistake you for someone else?no
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Hint Time!!... this puzzle is getting lonely

The three words in the title have something in common to sort of help you solve the puzzle "backwards"

Also I dropped Enjay a pretty subtle hint find that and maybe you can soolve the puzzle forwards. ;)
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Were you playing a game of cards? Was one of his names a common poker term and thus got lost in the conversation?I.e. "Call", "Draw", "Pass", "Fold", "Stay", etc.
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Were you playing a game of cards? Was one of his names a common poker term and thus got lost in the conversation?I.e. "Call", "Draw", "Pass", "Fold", "Stay", etc.no
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You dropped Enjay a hint? Would that be the SVV of connection? That the word "conversation" wouldn't work?

Did you ever talk to the man before? Did you ask him for his name? Did he pretend he was a person whose name was like Dan Druff? He was a barber. Its irr, but goes great with his name!
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You dropped Enjay a hint? Would that be the SVV of connection? That the word "conversation" wouldn't work? not these... more subtler-er

Did you ever talk to the man before? no
Did you ask him for his name?yes
Did he pretend he was a person whose name was like Dan Druff? He was a barber. Its irr, but goes great with his name!So on the right track!
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Was his false surname the same as the name of his profession? the name of his company? something related to his company?
Was the whole false name the same as the name of his profession? the name of his company? something related to his company?

Did you owe any money to the company he works for? Did anyone else relevant owe any money to the company he works for?

Do you own any relevant store cards, credit or debit cards?
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Was his false surname the same as the name of his profession?yesish
the name of his company?no
something related to his company? yes
Was the whole false name the same as the name of his profession?yes
the name of his company? nosomething related to his company? yesish

Did you owe any money to the company he works for? noish
Did anyone else relevant owe any money to the company he works for? yope

Do you own any relevant store cards, credit or debit cards?yesish...actually the owner is my wife.
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Robin Banks?
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Robin Banks?no
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OK, all the words I can think of about banking...
Loan, Owe (Owen Pay? LoL) reciept, check, credit, money...?
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OK, all the words I can think of about banking...
Loan, Owe (Owen Pay? LoLnice!..but) reciept, check, credit, money...?as far as the fella's "name" that's a nope
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A(c)count? Interest? Relevant where you are at the time?
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A(c)count? Interest? Relevant where you are at the time?not really.. the whole story happened at my home. BTW "banking" is not very precise.. but it seems as if there is ample info above to figure out exactly what his job is...or at least to finish off that task
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Is he a bank lawyer? Attourney? Did have an accent say lawyer, and it sounded like "liar"?
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Is he a bank lawyer? Attourney? Did have an accent say lawyer, and it sounded like "liar"?no
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Are death or taxes relevant?
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Are death or taxes relevant?not here
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His job is money related...

Banking and accounting are out, a cashier? Sharkey? Stock manager?
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His job is money related...

Banking and accounting are out, a cashier? noSharkey?nein Stock manager?non
explore the reason for the call.. or reveal his first name and I will tell you what was said on the phone..
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Sales manager? Door to door(Or number to number) salesman?
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Sales manager? Door to door(Or number to number) salesman?no
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Ok, just starting in on the puzzle...forgive me if I ask some of the same questions (quickly scanned them)...

I am assuming that the call was a prank call--am I correct in this assumption?

Was this a close relative?

Did he know you owed money? and maybe called to make you upset about what the "bank" or other financial institution was telling you? and maybe when he told you his full name, you put two and two together and realized it was a prank call and not the financial institution that was calling you?

was he telling you that you owed more than you did? that a bill was overdue? that your credit card/phone/etc. was going to be cancelled/disconnected?
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How much time passed between you being mad and you realising his last name/laughing?
Did you realise it during the phone call? Just after? Minutes after? Hours? Days? Did you gain any more relevant information that allowed you to work out his last name, or did you just work it out?
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Ok, just starting in on the puzzle...forgive me if I ask some of the same questions (quickly scanned them)... It's OK I don't mind repeat questions.. sometimes they help clear up misconceptions

I am assuming that the call was a prank call--am I correct in this assumption? no.. he was doing his job

Was this a close relative? the three players are Me, my wife and the caller, whose actual name remians unknown

Did he know you owed money? yes
and maybe called to make you upset about what the "bank" or other financial institution was telling you? no
and maybe when he told you his full name, you put two and two together and realized it was a prank call and not the financial institution that was calling you? no/FA

was he telling you that you owed more than you did?no that a bill was overdue? right track that your credit card/phone/etc. was going to be cancelled/disconnected? right track but further

How much time passed between you being mad and you realising his last name/laughing? minutes or seconds will work
Did you realise it during the phone call? no
Just after? Minutes after? Hours? Days? Did you gain any more relevant information that allowed you to work out his last name,yes or did you just work it out?
seqeunce would be end phone call, relevant info, anger, laughter
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So...the phone call ended, and you didn't feel either particularly angry or amused? Then you received some new information, and felt angry? But then, you used the info to work out his ful name and laughed?
Or did you begin feeling angry at all during the phone call?
The thing that he was telling you, did it mean you would have to pay more money? That you would lose a privilege? That you hadn't done something you should have done? Or had done something you shouldn't have?
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how relevant is your wife in this situation?
did she know about your phone call after you told her about it? or was she listening to your side of the conversation? had she had a similar call as well? if so, did she mention this to you? (could this be the "relevant info" after the phone call)?

had a bill been paid? lost? forgotten about?

is it important to this story whether you pay bills by mail or online?

did the man mention legal action/suing?
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So...the phone call ended, and you didn't feel either particularly angry or amused?correct
Then you received some new information, and felt angry?yes
But then, you used the info to work out his ful name and laughed? yes
Or did you begin feeling angry at all during the phone call? no

The thing that he was telling you, did it mean you would have to pay more money? no
That you would lose a privilege?no
That you hadn't done something you should have done? yes
Or had done something you shouldn't have?no

how relevant is your wife in this situation? 100%
did she know about your phone call after you told her about it? she found out from me
or was she listening to your side of the conversation? no the puzzle wouldn't work that way
had she had a similar call as well? yesish
if so, did she mention this to you?yes (could this be the "relevant info" after the phone call)? but not a part of the relevant info

had a bill been paid? lost? forgotten about?all of these would work.. neglect being most significant

is it important to this story whether you pay bills by mail or online? no

did the man mention legal action/suing?no.. (too far...lol)
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Was she the one that figured it out? Does he say his name is "Bill"?
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Was she the one that figured it out? Does he say his name is "Bill"?BILL YES!! DING-DING we have a first name here

I am ready to reveal the conversation as promised.. or maybe someone can spoyl without?
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Hint:
here is what was said on the phone..

*Ring*...
"Hello?"
"Hi, may I speak to Mary?"
"No she's not here right now."
"could you tell her to call me at 555-8693?"
"Who is this?"
"It's Bill, I'm an old friend from High School."
*click*


sorry, I might have blooped when I said that this was not a conversation, but anyway that was the dialogue. :-)

so, what was his last name?.....
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Bill Dew / Due?
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Bill Dew / Due?Not what we had in mind but it would work! Keep at it..
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Bill Ode/Owed?
Bill K. Lecter/Bill Collector? (crazy guess)
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Bill Ode/Owed?
Bill K. Lecter/Bill Collector? (crazy guess)not too crazy, in fact a

**********
SPOILER!
*********
Booklover spoils it!!

My wife returned home after that phone call and I told her that an old friend had called.. and his name was Bill. Well she racked her brains and tried to think back at who she knew from 10 years back named Bill... and came up with no one.
However when we looked at the phone number we saw that it matched the number of someone who had been repeatedly calling to speak to my wife and we figured out exactly who it was.

This happened around 10 years ago when we went through some financial hard times. We had trouble paying a credit card bill (or it might have been medical) and it went to collection. the Bill Collectors used to call us and pressure us to make payments and after awhile they would get very abnoxious. If they thought someone was blocking their calls they would lie and do whatever they could to get the debtor on the phone.

The other clues were when I answered Enjay's question with the question ... Will you?
and the title referred to "collect calls" "card collectors" and "dust collectors"



Thanks to all who played along!!

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