It's International Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day

So what if it’s less official than National Duran Duran Appreciation Day? Just play along! Today, answer at least one phone call, "Buddy the Elf. What’s your favorite color?" Should you get a noteworthy reaction, you can note it right here on PopWatch. Blow some telemarketer’s mind. Thoroughly confuse your mother. Risk that job interview you’ve been waiting all week to schedule. 

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  • Jenn

    My best friend chose Elf as her cubicle-decorating theme, so she’s been answering internal calls like Buddy for a week or so. She normally gets a “Huh?” or just plain giggling.

  • Shae

    Hehe, so I am at work today but anytime I see telemarketers come up on the caller ID I am so answering it this way. :D

  • Elizabeth

    “SANTA!!!”
    I am doing that.

  • Em

    Perhaps, in honor of Buddy, we should all have syrup in our coffee today. Hmmmmmmmm……

  • wendy

    I just like smiling. Smilings my favorite.

  • Roon

    The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud so all can hear.

  • ecjb

    I’m SINGING. I’m in a store and I’m singing. I’m in a store and I’m SING-ING!!

  • ecjb

    You don’t smell like Santa. You stink. You smell like beef and cheese.

  • Anna

    I’m so excited about this! I answered the phone when a telemarketer answered and he said “Buddy the elf?! What?” and then continued with his sales pitch. My best friend called a few seconds later and when I said “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” She said “Green. What’s yours?”

  • Jay

    I LOVE ELF.

  • Ann

    “What’s a Christmas-gram? I want one!”

  • SpikesPrincessJ

    He’s an angry elf.

  • SMJ0724

    Yea, I’m at work and doing it… some people don’t get it and if they don’t I just change my voice and answer the way we always do… The people that do get it just laugh and go on with the call.

  • Zippy

    I just tricked my husband. He just kept saying, Hello? Hello? I laughed so hard I couldn’t even talk.

  • TMB

    Ya feelin’ strong my friend? Call me elf one more time!

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