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    All Roads Lead To Hope

    | Ottawa, ON, Canada | Employees

    (This is a story my dad has told often. It happened back in the 70s.)

    Telemarketer: “Congratulations, sir. You have been selected for our contest. If you can answer one skill testing question, you’ll win a prize. Are you in?”

    My Dad: “Sure.”

    Telemarketer: “Okay. I’ll give you four letters. Unscramble them to reveal the name of a well known American comedian. First name is Bob. Okay? E, O, H, P.”

    My Dad: “Bob Hope?”

    Telemarketer: “Congratulations! You’ve won a month’s worth of free lessons at [local dance studio]!”

    My Dad: “No, thank you.”

    (A few days later, he gets a call again. Clearly, they’ve forgotten to cross him off their list because they give the same contest and question. Dad, however, decides to have a little fun.)

    My Dad: “Is it Bob Pohe?”

    Telemarketer: “No, sir. Would you like to try again?”

    My Dad: “Oh, sure. Is it Bob Hepo?”

    (Dad goes through every combination he can think of except the correct answer. Eventually, the telemarketer gives up.)

    Telemarketer: “Sorry, sir. We do, however, have a consolation prize. You get a month of free dance lessons at [local dance studio]!”