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March 29, 2005 7:00 PM   Subscribe

So the story as I understand it is that this guy (.mp3) is a manager for a Jack in the Box restaurant. He was on his way to a meeting, was running a little late and called in to leave a voicemail message. While he was leaving the message, he witnessed an auto accident and basically gives us play-by-play of the events. It's pretty entertaining, but I'm not sure if I completely believe it. Apparently it was quite the talk within the Jack in the Box family.
posted by Witty (25 comments total)

 
I LOLed.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:09 PM on March 29, 2005


That man has the most annoying. laugh. EVER. It's gotta be fake. It's a brilliant marketing scheme on Jack N' The Box's part. And that's all I've got to say about that.
posted by shoppingforsanity at 7:11 PM on March 29, 2005


I have to vote real - how is it viral marketing if the company's name isn't mentioned anywhere in the audio? I liked it, if only for the mental image of that good ol' boy laughing so hard he's crying at some schmuck getting his ass kicked by a bunch of old ladies.
posted by GriffX at 7:29 PM on March 29, 2005


I sharted.
posted by recurve at 7:35 PM on March 29, 2005


Yeah, I heard this on the radio about a month ago. The local radio station played it a couple times one morning. Kinda...annoying. Funny the first time though. Especially the part with the guy being beaten with the Bible.
posted by genevieve at 7:40 PM on March 29, 2005


I'm surprised by two things, which isn't to say I think it's fake:

1. That the voicemail system allowed such a long message
2. That he, I'd guess, pulled over to narrate this thing instead of driving by. Or, perhaps the accident blocked traffic. Peculiar.
posted by odinsdream at 7:44 PM on March 29, 2005


Yeah, I call bullshit -- not viral marketing bullshit, but bullshit. Still made me laugh though.
posted by crawl at 7:44 PM on March 29, 2005


figured out it was a fake about 20 seconds into it. sounds like a run of the mill morning radio stunt.
posted by zaack at 7:45 PM on March 29, 2005


He was late for work and made this up.

It's a better excuse than I could come up with.
posted by iwearredsocks at 7:53 PM on March 29, 2005


Made the rounds about a month ago. Snopes can't decide if it's real or not. Bah.
posted by intermod at 7:56 PM on March 29, 2005


It seems to me that if it was real you would hear some kind of background noise. You don't hear any street noises, the accident itself or the old ladies. It could be real but you'd think that you might hear something.
posted by jasenlee at 8:00 PM on March 29, 2005


Most cellphones have noise-cancellation software/hardware designed specifically to eliminate background noise.
posted by odinsdream at 8:23 PM on March 29, 2005


It's just that every time I hear this story, it's associated with the words "Jack In The Box". I got it through an email forward a couple of weeks ago with the whole spiel about the JITB employee etc. If it's not intentional, it sure is good free advertising!
posted by shoppingforsanity at 8:25 PM on March 29, 2005


I think it's real. I've met people like this.
posted by fungible at 8:51 PM on March 29, 2005


Saw this on Goldenfiddle -- Whether it's real or not, I have to say it elicited the most disabling fit of laughter I think I've ever seen (out of my brother). I could have probably stolen his television and he would have been powerless to stop me.
posted by Hildago at 9:18 PM on March 29, 2005


The question isn't if this is real or not, the question is why on Earth did someone think this garbage should be posted on Metafilter?!

And the downward spiral continues.
posted by berek at 9:36 PM on March 29, 2005


Dude, you are just a font of negativity.
posted by gottabefunky at 9:54 PM on March 29, 2005


Comic relief? Live a little.
posted by Witty at 9:56 PM on March 29, 2005


berek has posted no links 83 comments to MetaFilter
posted by Hildago at 10:17 PM on March 29, 2005


berek has posted no links 83 comments to MetaFilter

about 75% of which are in the third person.
posted by jimmy at 11:42 PM on March 29, 2005


So, does that make him only a bit more than two thirds of a third person?
posted by loquacious at 1:39 AM on March 30, 2005


Greasy wishes there was a Jack in the Box near him.
posted by greasy_skillet at 5:30 AM on March 30, 2005


I thought it was really funny. Thanks for the post.
posted by gfrobe at 5:57 AM on March 30, 2005


i too heard this about a month ago on the nets... however, today on the "crazy morning radio show" i heard an appparent 911 call from a soccer mom who was pissed that burger king couldn't get her order right. it was kind of funny, but i have questions as to its posterity... ahhh... here it is on Snopes.

(that's the first time i've ever tried to tag something, it works! i am a genius.)
posted by cusack at 7:32 AM on March 30, 2005


cusack, no offense, but I think the word you're malaproping for is provenance.

Good catch on the Snopes link, btw.
posted by Araucaria at 10:43 AM on March 30, 2005


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