I’m sure that all of you on /r/nosleep are used to the cry for help type stories by now. Help me, help me, blah-blah-blah. I won’t bore you with another. Even if I wanted your help, you couldn’t give it to me, because your help is useless.
Because you’re not a member.
I just wish that I wasn’t either.
It all started innocently enough. With a phone call.
I’d been up for a few hours, unpacking and cleaning, waiting for the plumber to call. I just moved into a cabin and the contractors fucked everything up. Because of that, I now have the wonderful task of making calls to competent people that can fix what the original contractors did wrong.
The phone rang at 12:06.
Not bad, I thought. Usually plumbers don’t bother to call or show up until 5.
When I picked up the phone I didn’t even get a chance to say hello before a woman on the line told me to “Please hold for the next available operator.”
I hopped up and sat on the cabinet in the kitchen. It was one of the few places in the cabin not occupied with boxes. Elevator music leaked into my ear. I’d started to drowse off when the music stopped and a piano chord that sounded like it was three notes that didn’t quite go together played through the receiver twice.
A voice came on the line.
“Welcome to Boothworld Industries. My name is Samantha and I will be your operator today. Name?”
I didn’t know what to say so I told the operator my name.
“Sir, we know who you are. I’m your operator. Please give me a name to access.”
“I don’t understand,” I said.
“It can be anyone, sir. We just need a name.”
“Uh, okay,” I said. I made up a name. “Harold Withers.”
“Sir, as your operator, I must point out that fictitious names, or the names of people that you don’t know, cannot be used.”
“Used for what?” I asked. How had she known that I’d made up that name? The whole thing felt like it was some sort of prank, but hardly anyone knew my new phone number.
“Remodeling? Is this the plumber?” I asked.
“Welcome to Boothworld Industries. My name is Samantha and I will be your operator today. Name?”
I took that as a yes and gave them the name of an old ex-girlfriend. “Jessica Goodwin.”
I could hear the clicking of a keyboard on the other end of the phone. It sounded like the woman was pounding the thing with her fists. After a few moments of this, she returned.
“Jessica Goodwin,” she said. “Remodeling is scheduled for August 21, 2015. Would you like to reschedule?”
I was silent on my side of the phone. I couldn’t believe this. Someone had to be playing a prank on me.
“Who is this? Is this you, Jessica? Are you playing a prank on me?” I asked.
The woman didn’t respond for a long time. I thought that whoever was on the other end of the phone was holding in a laugh.
“Hello?” I asked.
“Yes or no, Sir?” The woman asked back.
“Yes?” I said, not understanding what the woman was asking.
“I have a Tuesday appointment available. Will that work?”
At this point I thought I was going insane and that it actually was the plumbing company.
“What about today?” I asked. “Do you have anything available for today?”
“Normally we can’t arrange for a reschedule on such short notice, but today we had a cancellation. How does three o’clock work for you?”
“Three o’clock is fine,” I said.
“Three o’clock it is then. Would you like a courtesy call?”
“Wonderful. We at Boothworld Industries say thanks and welcome to the club. You have a marvelous day.”
That strange chord played twice again and the line went dead. I rolled my eyes and went back to unpacking.
My phone rang at three o’clock on the dot that afternoon.
“Hello?” I said.
“Sir. This is Samantha with Boothworld Industries again. Your courtesy call begins now.”
“What do you-” I began to say, but was cut off by those diminished chords blaring into my ear, then I heard Jessica’s voice.
“Why are you doing this?” Jessica asked. I could hear the tears in her voice.
“Jessica?” I asked.
“Sir,” the operator said. “She cannot hear you. This is a courtesy call. The appointment has already concluded.”
“Please,” Jessica begged. “Please don’t do this. I’ll do anything you want. I’ll-”
Jessica’s voice choked off into a wheeze and all I could hear on the other end of the phone was the rustling of clothing and more wheezing. Eventually it stopped and someone picked up on the other end.
“The scheduled work has been completed,” a man’s voice said. “We at Boothworld Industries say thanks and welcome to the club. You have a marvelous day.”
“Sir?” The operator came back on the line. “Was that to your satisfaction?”
I sat there for a long time, cold sweat dripping down my ribcage. Jessica was my ex, because I walked in on her and my best friend fucking at a party in high school.
I smiled and whispered, “That was perfect.”
“Wonderful,” the operator said. “We at Boothworld Industries aim to serve. Would you like to make another appointment?”
As I stared at the water leaking from the door of the dishwasher, I smiled even bigger.
“Yes,” I said. “Yes I would.”
“Dan. I don’t have a last name. He’s a contractor.”
“Dan Arencibia. July 13, 2032. Would you like to reschedule?”
“Yes,” I said.
“How would Wednesday work for you?”
“Didn’t you say you had a Tuesday appointment available?” I asked.
“I did, but unfortunately that slot has been filled by another member. Would Wednesday work for you?”
“No,” I said. “I have a job interview that day. What about Thursday?”
“Unfortunately Thursday will not work. You are due for remodeling Wednesday night.”
“What?” I asked.
She repeated the exact same thing to me again.
“Can we reschedule my remodeling?” I asked.
“Of course we can, sir,” the woman said. It sounded like she was smiling on the other end of the phone. “There’s always a way.”
I waited for her to tell me how. She didn’t speak.
“HOW?” I asked.
“Boothworld Industries is always looking to add new members. We are, of course, a membership by invitation only club. Sadly, our membership numbers have fallen in recent years. Economic recessions. Wars. Politics. What we would like you to do, in order to avoid your own remodeling appointment, is help us add several new members.”
The light at the end of the tunnel, I thought.
“How many members do you need?” I asked.
“One thousand.”
I choked. “One thousand?”
“Yes, sir. Otherwise we’ll have to keep our scheduled appointment. We must inform you that the member that scheduled this appointment did request a courtesy call.”
Everything stopped at that point for me. All my life I’d just skated by, not doing anything, not making a difference.
My mouth actually dried up. I’d always thought that was just a thing people wrote in books to be dramatic.
It’s not.
“I’ll get you your one thousand members,” I whispered.
“We at Boothworld Industries say thanks and welcome to the club. You have a marvelous day.”
The connection ended.
I hung up the phone and stared at it for a long time. I’m scheduled for remodeling on Wednesday, and somewhere, someone will be getting a courtesy call to listen to my last few breaths if I don’t get one thousand members to join Boothworld Industries.
It’s funny. I’d always wanted to join an elite club. Skull and Bones. New World Order. I’m not sure how I got in, but now I’m a member. I’ve got until Wednesday to enjoy it.
Like I said at the beginning: even if I wanted your help, you couldn’t give it to me, because you’re not a member.
Membership is by invitation only.
I’m inviting you in.
You can help me.
Just call 630-296-7536.

Original Author: boothworld

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  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    im am the first person to comment on this YES!!!!!!

  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    That was a great story. What would happen if I actually called the number???

  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Shizz! That one is good! Of course it comes from Reddit…

  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    This is great, if it weren’t for 2023 I might be suspicious… 5/5.

  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Me and my friend hear of this a few months back. We called and they said something about tracking our number. We were using a friends phone. We watched videos on it and soon realized it was a trick. The dude that made it up Sometimes liked to call back to fuck with them. It’s pretty interesting thoe. Give it a call c:

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Read this while this was being reviewed, clicked everything on the checklist and approved. Great story, gave me the chills. 5/5

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 10:40 am

    holy shit bro, I can’t explain how deeply I was into this story if that’s how you say it? lol 5/5

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Well, i’ve called….. Damn…..

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Absolutely perfect!!! Loved it.. 10/10

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Great story I would give it a 4/5. :3

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    good pasta really like it

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve always liked this one! Delicious pasta, thanks for posting

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    this is so awesome! 10/5!

  • guest
    Commented on October 29, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    dude what will happen if i actually call that number?!

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Great creepy pasta

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Awesome and a very tasty pasta. Lots of intricate flavour and very filling. Must have more pasta from this talented pasta maker it’s first class. 100/5.

  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    This is one of the most AWESOME stories ever written. Really weird! (In a good way)

  • CrystalKamari559
    Commented on October 30, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Sort of innapropriate. .. but other that that, 5/5!!

  • Commented on October 30, 2015 at 2:38 am

    It is a great pasta 10/10

  • Commented on October 30, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    i give the story a 5/5. why cuz i think it is awsome

  • Commented on October 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    O.O oh my gosh…
    Now I want to call the number…..
    but it could be a serial killer on the other line looking for my IP address to take me away in the middle of the night and sell me as a slave…
    naaaa no thanks xD

  • Commented on October 31, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This is amazing!

  • Commented on October 31, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    This pasta was great! it kind of had a huge affect on me.. My name is Jessica o_o But i am si tempted to call that number..

  • Commented on November 1, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Wow. I always love these types of Pasta’s! That was absolutely great! I loved it! 5/5

  • Commented on November 1, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Great pasta, simple but effective! I want to call the # but I’m too chicken ._ .

  • Commented on November 1, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    very good story i really like it i almost read it 3 times

  • Commented on November 1, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    what happens to the story writer now

  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    wow called it member #25 like if you get

  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    An instant favorite for me.

  • Zodiarc
    Commented on November 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    5/5. Story was really good, scared the shit out of me when I called the number, good job!

  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    This is a very nice pasta. You have an “original” voice and did good in presenting the change of emotion of your character. A dark mood was set, but more description may have done well in Jessica’s death.

  • Commented on November 3, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    This story is great, after reading this and reading the other versions, I had my friend call this number (since i don’t currently have my phone), the phone rang and rang for what seemed like hours (only seconds most likely) then the phone answered we got the “This is Samantha from Boothworld Industries” and as soon as my friend hear this she through it from her and screamed “Demons!”

  • Commented on November 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    holy shit…that was great. 5/5

  • Commented on November 9, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Who needs sleep? I mean, sleep is for the weak.

  • Commented on November 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Effed. Up.
    Haven’t called, won’t ever call.

  • Commented on November 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Great storie i give it a 100000000000/10 keep up the work

  • Commented on November 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    This pasta is well written I would like to see it go on into another story 🙂

  • Commented on November 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Nice story. I called this number last night, after reading this story, and at first I was terrified, but now I’m thinking I might want to schedule a remodeling. *evil chuckle* And I actually had to go to bed only a few minutes after I finished reading, so I had a little trouble sleeping last night. Nice work.

  • Commented on November 10, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Good ass story! I wish it was longer!

  • Commented on November 12, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    The creepiest part of this is that, that is my area code….ok then.

  • Commented on November 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Pretty Good

  • Commented on November 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I’m calling the number.

  • Commented on November 23, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Operator: Hello, this is (CENSORED) from Boothworld Industries. Name?
    Me: (CENSORED).
    Operator: Would you like a courtesy call?
    Me: Definitely.
    Operator:We have an opening today at 7:00.
    Me: That’ll do.
    Operator: We at Boothworld Industries say thanks and welcome to the club. Have a marvelous day.
    (Three hours later)
    Operator: (Courtesy Call)
    Me: (smiles maniacally)
    Operator: Your remodeling is scheduled for November 23, 2015.
    Me: Yeah, okay. It was worth it to hear (CENSORED) die.

  • Gracethekiller111
    Commented on November 24, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    ZOMG I WAMT To call them now holy SHCBNCNCN

  • Commented on December 2, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    sleep? umm i wasn’t planning on sleeping tonight anyway but i have school tomarow ….. Shit i need sleep …..fuck it no i dont

  • Commented on December 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I kinda want to call lol

  • nagato uzumaki
    Commented on December 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    i might try calling this 🙂

  • Commented on December 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I really like this story c:

  • Commented on December 30, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Huh. Wonder how that quota went.

  • Commented on January 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    10/10. I like how it went down real quick. And simple. The intro connected very well with the ending.

  • Commented on January 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm


  • Commented on January 21, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    This is the best pasta I’ve ever read!!!! Super amazing!!!! Terrifying and perfect. I’ve called it and it is creepy as hell

  • Commented on January 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Mr.Creepypasta on youtube read this. I called the number and the exact same girl answered and said the exact same thing…. I didn’t get an appointment though… sadly

  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Who tried calling it in 2016? Did it call you back?

  • Commented on February 1, 2016 at 1:56 am

    10/10 kept me on the edge of my seat.

  • Commented on February 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    It was a good story 8/10

  • Commented on February 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm


  • Commented on March 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    This was an amazing pasta, 10/10. I kinda want to call the number, I have a lot of remodelings to schedule.

  • Commented on March 12, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Omg I loved this so much!! Can’t wait to call

  • Commented on March 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I bloody LOVE this story!!!

  • Commented on March 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Oh my GOD that was good! 10/10

  • Commented on March 17, 2016 at 10:02 pm

  • Commented on March 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I called the number… I am so confused… lol that was awesome!

  • Commented on March 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Hey this was seriously a creepily cute little pasta. I dug it. Compliments to the chef

  • Commented on March 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I called the number! So will i get a call back then?

  • RomanRage
    Commented on March 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Boothworld requires 1,000 member recruits from every new member? Boothworld is a pyramid scheme, then. War, politics and recession are far from the cause of their suffering business. Some idiot decided to use an unsustainable, illicit business model. Looks like they need a change in ownership.

  • Commented on April 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I started to call the number but it rang four times and I got scared and hung up lmao

  • Commented on April 18, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Damn a really good story tho I am so tempted to call the number…… Will something happene if I do call ? I’m just really scared to call the number, even tho I know it’s just a story

  • Commented on April 21, 2016 at 4:11 am

    I’ve been looking for this pasta for a while now. I had read it a while back and hadn’t been able to find it till now. It was still as good as I remember it

  • electricskul
    Commented on May 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm


    Very well written, I read a lot of these and listen to these kinds of stories all the time and they usually get boring really fast but I really liked this pasta 5/5

  • victoriakoegler
    Commented on May 18, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    What the f*** was that about! I’m so confused! JK…i’m gonna call tonight.

  • Commented on May 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Called. Fake as hell but funny as fuck. My boys all pussied out and tried to make me hang up. =_=

  • Commented on May 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Easily my favorite story.

  • Commented on July 13, 2016 at 7:13 am

    This is great

  • Commented on July 26, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Ohmagodohmagod. This pasta was freaking amazing. It was just, Perfection. It didn’t even need anything else, but still, I realllllly wanna call that number though.

  • Commented on August 2, 2016 at 4:53 am

    I enjoyed this pasta! Unique and interesting.

  • Commented on August 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    O.o ok……….. I want to call it now…. but at the same time I don’t….. what should I do? Yeah i’ll call it when I want to scare the crap of of my friends

  • Commented on September 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I’m afraid of calling and I feel like I’m gonna shit myself although I know I’m going to call
    I’ll tell you what happens later so you no left curious and have to go through what I’m about to go through

  • Commented on September 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Hey guys, now let me say this perfectly and simply I don’t have a phone so I usually use my iPad, so I downloaded a calling app called talkaphone so that I’m able to call numbers, I called one of my family members so it worked! Then I tried calling the number, the first time a called it, it rang for a bit but there was no answer but the second time there was an answer but it was a Siri like voice that answered and said the same shit that the story said so I instantly closed without showing them my voice. I think I shit myself

  • Commented on October 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I liked this story. The main character’s initial reaction was a little out of place. I personally would have liked it more if he was shocked by his ex’s suffering, but overall, it was a solid story with a great ending.

  • Commented on October 19, 2016 at 2:36 am

    5/5!! Great pasta!

  • Alexander Rainey
    Commented on November 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Wtf i called this and some guy answered with a really deep voice and he said “That’s not even a good description of what remodeling is” I said “I’m sorry for calling you” because i got scared then he said “What?” and i hung up now hes not answering….

  • Commented on November 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    ive read better not that good but still good u know what i mean

  • karlie
    Commented on December 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    this is cool dude

  • Commented on January 13, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    The number works. Give it a call… It would really help me out. Have a marvelous day.

  • Commented on January 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Nicely done! Props to you, good sir!

  • Hmmmmmm
    Commented on February 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Still deciding on who to name…

  • Commented on February 22, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    This was very well made and put together, i was very tempted to go ahead and call the number. One of my favorite stories so far.

  • Commented on March 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Hahaha now I’m tempted to call…

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    am I the only one who called it? very interesting

  • Commented on June 2, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    So fucking good 10/10

  • Commented on June 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    So what happened after that did he die this was a great pasta BTW

  • Commented on July 1, 2017 at 3:17 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Great original idea, fantastic atmosphere and very well thought out and put together. Would love to see more like this.

  • SARA
    Commented on July 20, 2017 at 2:48 am


  • Commented on August 18, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Damn, im pretty sure this is one of the best stories ive read on here

  • Commented on August 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm


  • FrankieTheKiller
    Commented on September 3, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Definitely never calling this number.

  • Commented on January 5, 2018 at 12:14 am

    I am not one to prank call, but I really want to call the number…

  • Commented on February 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    This is amazing. I’ve yet to call the number, but judging from the other comments, I think it would be quite the interesting experience. 9/10

  • Commented on March 17, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Why is this so dang good. 10/10

  • Justin McClure
    Commented on March 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    just put most comments at 0… let’s see where it goes…

  • paige
    Commented on February 8, 2022 at 6:34 am

    shit, this is totally my sister’s area code. weird coincidence?

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