Scam calls have reached a new level.
Tim answered the phone and I heard him say, "What? I don't know what you're talking about. (pause) This is the first I'm hearing about it. (pause) What? We don't have a transmitter."
Me, eating my sandwich: "Tim, who is it?"
He shook his hand at me in a gesture to be quiet, and continued on in the same vein.
Me, still eating my sandwich: "Tim, do you know who you're talking to?"
He hissed, "The neighbor!" and made the 'shush sign' again. He continued on just like before. "I have no idea what you're talking about."
Me, not finished with my sandwich" (probably would have been if I wasn't talking so much) "Tim, is this a scam call?"
Impatiently, he said, "Talk to my wife," and handed me the phone.
Someone using a voice scrambler said, "This is Christine, your neighbor over on 4th."
Me, holding my sandwich: "We don't know any Christine over on Fourth."
Voice: "I'm asking you nicely to turn off the transmitter you have aimed directly at my house."
Me, incredulously: "Who the hell is this? You're using a voice scrambler and you're either nuts or this is a scam, but if you've got a problem, I suggest calling the police and reporting us. I'd sure be interested in what they have to say about this situation."
Voice: "Now, I am asking you nicely..."
I swore, Weaver. Sorry. But I had a sandwich to eat, so I swore at them, and told them to call the police. I hung up and they called back again twice more, immediately.
I didn't answer. I was eating my sandwich.