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On Monday this week, I received a call from a private number. Since I have a Google Pixel 7 Pro, I use the Call Screen feature. This very useful tool has Google Assistant answer your call for you to help weed out telemarketers, those annoying “your car’s extended warranty” calls, and anything else one doesn’t want to deal with.
The call on Monday was very brief. Assistant answered with its usual spiel, and the caller delivered their message: “You smell like poop.”
This happened at 6:50 AM on Monday. I thought it was someone being silly and laughed it off. However, the person called back to do it again on Tuesday. And Wednesday. And Thursday. Now, we’re at Friday, and I’ve received the fifth call in as many days with the same exact message: “You smell like poop.”
Obviously, this is both ridiculous and hilarious. However, I am truly thankful Call Screen is here to prevent me from needing to deal with it.
Thanks, Call Screen, but WTF?
First, I have no idea who this person is. The call information just says “Private Number,” so I can’t deduce any info. I don’t immediately recognize the voice, but it sounds like it could be a woman or possibly a young boy. Since all they say is “You smell like poop” and then hang up, I don’t have enough audio to be certain.
Also, this is not an automated call. The cadence of the voice recording I hear once the call is over is different every time. That means this person is taking time out of their morning every day to call me and leave this message.
Finally, for the record, I didn’t make this up. This is not a friend of mine calling for a silly little prank. I legitimately have no idea who this is or why they’ve decided to spend their mornings calling me to discuss my odor 💩.
Thanks to Call Screen, though, I don’t need to deal with this, regardless of what is actually happening. If I didn’t have the Pixel 7 Pro, this number would ring every day. Since it’s a private number, most phones would let the call through each time as there’s no way to block it because there’s no number to block. Anyway, thanks Google for making Call Screen. You’re saving my mornings.
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