Whistling While Someone Works Can Get You In Trouble
A 61-year-old German woman who decided to get even with telemarketers that were bothering her has found herself in trouble.
The woman grew tired of cold callers calling her throughout the day, so she felt she may be able to deter them by blowing a whistle loudly into the phone. Her tactic may have worked too well.
The telemarketer on the other end of the phone ended up with serious hearing damage and tinnitus. The damage to the call center employee’s hearing has been called “bodily harm”. The elderly German woman was given a fine equivalent to $1000 USD.
The defendant had planned on appealing the decision, and a court date was even set up for the appeal. Shortly before the hearing on Tuesday, however, the woman decided to just pay the fine. She received no jail time. There’s no word on whether the company will continue to call her.