We think we just called up John, the AOL rep fired after giving Vincent Ferrari a hard time when he tried to cancel, a rough time that was company policy. John ain’t saying much and didn’t want to talk to us. He wouldn’t even verify his identity, but the pauses are a dead giveaway.
Compare with the original.
A REAL reporter would have simply started into his pitch, but we’re not cool like in the movies. A callback went straight to voicemail. But we did find out it’s his T-Mobile number and texted him:
“John, we are on your side. We want to give you an opportunity to tell your story. We can be discreet. Please call. /Ben Popken”
We’ll try again later and see if we can get anything, but he’s probably lawyered up pretty tight.
UPDATE: We have removed this sound file as we have come to feel it’s overly invasive of its subject. This was a call to John’s personal cell phone that he did not expect or authorize its existence, recording or distribution. In our eagerness to pursue this exciting story angle, we broached a boundary. We apologize to John, and to our readers.