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(WFTV Orlando)   When you call the sex assault hotline and the voice on the other end says, "Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys, free, press 1 now," your confusion would be understandable   (wftv.com) divider line 30
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2013-03-29 12:04:27 AM
A victim of domestic violence had one of the flyers from the Sheriff's Office. When she called the hotline number she received a message she didn't expect to hear.

"Welcome to America's hottest talk line. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys, free, press 1 now," the message said.

The Sheriff's Office has distributed thousands of these flyers with a sex hotline in place of a hotline for sexual abuse victims.


I shouldn't giggle.
 
2013-03-29 12:16:33 AM
After a breakup, it's best to jump right back into the dating pool.  Takes your mind off the past and builds self-confidence.
 
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2013-03-29 12:21:53 AM
Why?  It's a sexual assault hotline, and that's what you get.
 
2013-03-29 12:22:24 AM
I think I saw this movie in the late 80s
 
2013-03-29 05:40:51 AM
AMUSING? People are getting raped out there. I don't think "amusing" is the word I'd choose to describe it.

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2013-03-29 05:41:24 AM

BarkingUnicorn: After a breakup, it's best to jump right back into the dating pool.  Takes your mind off the past and builds self-confidence.


Jump right back in the saddle, etc.
 
2013-03-29 05:46:06 AM
Well, at least it was free.
 
2013-03-29 06:05:44 AM
Irony of life or a sick joke?

/can think of several such number switches that would be amusing
 
2013-03-29 06:38:01 AM
Why is it ALWAYS a sex hotline?
 
2013-03-29 06:54:33 AM
Apparently, a /b/tard works for the sheriff's office.
 
2013-03-29 06:59:21 AM
I fail to see how that's funny. Compounding a traumatic experience generally isn't a good thing
 
2013-03-29 07:03:28 AM
Wait government and sex hotlines?

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2013-03-29 07:20:51 AM
Well I'm guessing the guy that assaulted them was neither interesting nor exciting.
 
2013-03-29 07:41:33 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: Well I'm guessing the guy that assaulted them was neither interesting nor exciting.


I resent that.


um.....for no reason in particular....
 
2013-03-29 07:48:16 AM
What a kerfuffle!
 
2013-03-29 07:48:30 AM

albatros183: Wait government and sex hotlines?

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what. ?

repeet that
 
2013-03-29 07:52:00 AM
That's some fine police work, Lou.
 
2013-03-29 07:53:09 AM

LordJiro: Why is it ALWAYS a sex hotline?


Because when it's just the number for a pizza place or gas station, no one runs to the press to make a big stink about it?
 
2013-03-29 08:11:05 AM
Don't women have some way of shutting this down?
 
2013-03-29 08:11:20 AM
Did they come?
 
2013-03-29 08:15:00 AM

RobSeace: LordJiro: Why is it ALWAYS a sex hotline?

Because when it's just the number for a pizza place or gas station, no one runs to the press to make a big stink about it?


That and the fact that the sex hotlines are just about every other toll-free number.

CSB:
I used to work for a company that did customer support call centers.  Some manager got the idea that for a couple of our numbers we should see about getting the commonly mis-dialed equivilant numbers to be more "customer friendly" so we started calling them to see if they were in use.

I think 8 out of the 9 we tried went to sex hotlines of some sort.

You would think with the Internet that those things would die off, but they are still hanging on.
 
2013-03-29 08:19:56 AM
I've had a conversation with a girl that worked for one a sex hotline for a living.  She had 3 'personas' and some very interesting stories.

/Dudes can be weirdos
//That isn't really a shocker
 
2013-03-29 08:24:26 AM
When you call their suicide hotline you get the military recruiting office.
 
2013-03-29 08:27:23 AM
Okay, so you're a woman who has just been raped, and you're looking for support.  You call the number you've been provided... and you get a come-on for 'meeting interesting men.'  Wow, that's hilarious!  That's almost as funny as a kid getting struck and killed by a school bus!  Don't you get it?  Busses normally carry kids, but this one ran him over and smeared him on the road!  Does that count as irony?

There's Welcome to Fark, and there's gallows humor, and then there's picking the wrong god-damned tag.
 
2013-03-29 08:30:49 AM
Should have been the Florida tag.
 
2013-03-29 10:19:55 AM
In other news, women get to use the sexy-talk chat lines for free.  Sexual equality my farking ass.
 
2013-03-29 11:43:05 AM
So she called the hotline and got this guy?
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2013-03-29 01:50:02 PM

albatros183: Wait government and sex hotlines?

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Its not just the government involved in such mix-ups happen

The girl scouts let a 800 number lapse, and it was picked up by someone like 1-800-HOT-GIRL
 
2013-03-29 04:34:31 PM
The Sheriff's Office has now printed out new flyers with the number for the sex hotline removed.

Awwww... party poopers.

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/Seriously... Phone # was 20 years old and they figured, 'WTF, We'll just go ahead and use it without checking it out first... that's recent enough.'
 
2013-03-30 08:52:22 AM
I hate numbersquatting. I tried to call our hosting company's emergency on-call backdoor and typo'd the main 1866 number as an 888. Needless to say I now have a recording in the phone system that looks like I tried to call a phone sex hotline. Oops.
 
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