Posted by charliegrrl on January 14, 2007
I got a prank call last night, from some young boys, who sounded like they were aged between 13 and 17…
It went like this…
BOYS: Hello, I’m ringing from FHM, and we’re calling women in your area to see if they would like to become a model. Would you like to become an FHM model…?
CHARLIE: Ok, tell me more I’m going to write this down…
BOYS: [lots of giggling, then they put the phone down]
2nd call 5 seconds later…
BOYS: Hello, has someone called about FHM modelling, cos that is a fake competition. We are wanting to stop this competition.
CHARLIE: Why, because it is degrading to women?
[silence…they end the call, 5 seconds later they call again…]
BOYS: Would you like to become a Bollywood actress.
CHARLIE: Tell me more as I may be interested
BOYS: You would earn £25000 a month. But the thing is, you would have to have a breast enlargement, cos you’re breasts are too small. I can see them right now and they are too small.
CHARLIE: Well, if you can really see my breasts right now, then you would know that they are not small
BOYS: Oh yes they are, I can see them
CHARLIE: So, how would I go about getting bigger boobs?
BOYS: You would have to have plastic surgery. How old are you..?
CHARLIE: How old are you?
BOYS: Well we’re looking for girls 18-25, is that you..?
CHARLIE: Don’t know, I forget how old I am at times.
[they end the call, 5 seconds later…]
BOYS: Where do you live, what’s your address?
CHARLIE [getting sarcastic and pissed off]: Would you like me to stick my big fat cock up your arse..?
BOYS: No, but I’d like to stick my cock in your vagina
CHARLIE: Well, I’ve just taken a note of your phone number, so, if I ever want your cock in my vagina, I’ll give you call.
BOYS: How much do you charge..?
CHARLIE: Look boys, you have no idea who you are messing with, so if you don’t fuck off, I will bust your ass
[End call, 5 seconds later they call again]
CHARLIE [answers doing heavy breathing…]: Does that turn you on you little pricks..?
BOYS: Ummm…I’m sorry my brothers have been calling you, I will tell my Mum and they won’t do it again
[End of call]
Now this pissed me off. I wasn’t intimidated by them cos I knew they were young boys and I could hear them giggling. But their intention was to intimidate me, by suggesting they are watching me, and speaking to me in a pervy voice. What I thought was interesting, was that they were young boys, but they knew FHM… They started the call by asking me if I would like to become an FHM model… and then tried to intimidate me. This shows a clear connection between lads mags and sexual harrassment. They were clearly influenced by FHM, by initiating the call with a central theme in lads mags, which is recruiting women into becoming models. They also played on the growing desire amongst women, or should I say the desire that lads mags say women have, of becoming a model. They used this to try and elicit personal information from me, about my age and address. This was their intention, but because they were young, immature and they kept giggling, it was obviously a prank. However, I thought that if they were a bit older, some naive teenage girl could fall for this, and give them her address, and even arrange to meet up with them. Hopefully I’ve put them off from doing this again.