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Interrupting yourself with a fake call

Sometimes you need to fake a call. Let’s be truthful. Recently, a communications professor at Rutgers quizzed his classes and found that a quarter of his students do so frequently. “They are taking a device that was designed to talk to people who are far away and using it to communicate with people who are directly around them.” Odd, eh? Well if you must, here are a few tips and a faux service to make the fake as good as it gets.

Fake tips

  • Make a long rambling voicemail message to yourself, and then listen to it to fake a call.
  • By all means turn the sound off at the top of your Centro smartphone so the phone doesn’t ring while you’re trying to fake a call.
  • Fake a call with someone who needs you in a minor emergency, such as a very sick pet, thus excusing you from the premises. You have to think through both sides of the conversation and ask questions; “Are you Okay?” “Is he sick?” You can’t just say “uh-huh” all the time.
  • Pause during the call and put your hand over the microphone to excuse yourself. It’s more convincing.
  • Don’t forget to hang up from the fake call. Nothing is more embarrassing than faking a call only to have it ring loudly in your ear.
  • This is a fake tip.
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