MomSourcing: Outsource Your Mother's Day Phone Call


21 Responses to “MomSourcing: Outsource Your Mother's Day Phone Call”

  1. Anonymous says:

    How I envy people, who can fulfill their Mother’s Day obligations with a simple phone call…

  2. yerbamatte says:

    Hey this is great! I’m at my Mom’s place at the moment, and I can’t call her from here, so I guess I’ll have to get someone else to do it.

  3. danturner says:

    Let’s all of us go out and pay a homeless person a dollar to call a random person on the street ugly. Sure, it’s not very funny as this but at least it’s as callous towards someone’s economic need. Did the call center workers have a choice as to whether or not to be on this contract?

    15 seconds of light-hearted fun for you, at least an eight hour shift of calls where probably 1 out of 3 is going to be the worker making someone uncomfortable, confused, or hurt. That’s a crappy thing to pay people to do.

    Disclaimer: I listened to the sample and laughed. But then I thought about it for more than 2 seconds.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Sense of humor – ur doin it rong.

  5. danturner says:

    I must have missed the part of your comment where you pointed out what was wrong with my argument before you called me humorless.

  6. Zan says:

    They need a better website that is viewable on a netbook (1024×600) screen. I know scrollbars are so web 1.0, but breaking browsers isn’t cool.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hilarious for your mother to think somebody cared.

    It would work if you actually cared and had a quick follow-up call to say gotcha.

    If you’re typically lax, then this is just cruel.

  8. Antinous / Moderator says:

    They missed a big opportunity here. You should be able to pick the profile of the caller. My mother would have been thrilled to get a Mother’s Day call from a physicist who loves sports.

  9. Anonymous says:

    My mother is the type who would (hopefully) find this very amusing. I just have to hope that she actually answers the phone.

  10. jowlsey says:

    If I only knew what time they’d call, so I could call shortly afterwords, I’d be all for it.

  11. Anonymous says:

    That would not be Mom Sourcing unless the biz is staffed by moms

  12. x99901 says:

    I signed up my friend’s mom.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I saw the ad on a casting website a few weeks ago looking for people who can do accents to do mother’s day phone calls. Fear not, danturner, these people are getting paid pretty well.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Maybe this isn’t for everyones mom but my mother just got her call and she thought it was hysterical! I love my mom!

  15. Squood says:

    They called while my mom was out and left quite a gem on her answering machine. She was wished a magical day of enjoyment. It’s a wonderful keepsake that she will play for her visitors time and time again.

    She laughed her ass off, but she would have been pissed if I didn’t call her myself. It was a great service, and made everyone’s day.

  16. Anonymous says:

    LOL! Just signed up my mother-in-law.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Amazing. Great Idea… This bag of Vapor is in your Honor!

  18. IamInnocent says:

    This could go so many ways: like hiring impersonators (great demand for Barry Manilows); maybe have another bitter old lady to complain in chorus about their ungrateful son (it fits)?

  19. yerbamatte says:

    Niceness. My mother thought it was hilarious. Me with a Chinese accent!?! Fun idea. They even made calls to Canada. Thanks for the tip Xeni.

  20. Thankfully Simple says:

    Aaaahh! I only half think it is hilarious because I am the crazy lady who started a thank you note writing service, so now you can outsource those….

    Okay, it is 100% hilarious.

    My thank you note writing service blog is NOT a joke – thank you note writing service blog.

    Love Boing Boing – check it out daily on my yahoo homepage to see what is new & crazy out there.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Lol. Mom’s getting an outsourced call from my brother. This site is great for those of us looking to escilate intra-familial conflict.

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