November 9, 2010

Nothing but wrong numbers.



ADDED: "Mary Ellen, here's your plates. Now stop calling, please, Daddy's busy."

14 comments:

Chase said...

Used to have a land line with the same number - except the last digit - as a large Realty Company in our town.

Me: "Hello"

Caller: "Yes, I'm calling about the 3 bedroom for sale in the old part of downtown."

Me: "You want the _______ Realty company. There number is the same as this except the last number is a 3 instead of a 2."

Caller: "Can't you just transfer me?"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Me: "May I speak to someone at the _______ Realty Company? I keep getting calls for you guys, my number's the same except it ends in 2 instead of 3".

Realty Genius: "Sorry about that. Could you give them our number?"

Me: "I do when it's live. But these calls are clogging up my voice mail."

Realty Genius: " Oh! Could you write them down and email them to us?"

Me: "No. But if you want to set up a voice mail through the provider we both use, I could forward them to you as a courtesy."

Realty Genius: "No. that's okay. Why don't you change your number? (I had mine 4 years before they got theirs).

Me: Hangs-up

former law student said...

1. Get Meade to record the outgoing message. Wrong number callers will hang up.

2. And reset the time already. That plaintive 'CL' requires attention.

Chase said...

(Continued).
About a year later, I had a friend in Real Estate who changed his provider to the same as mine, and I just auto forwarded all of the Realty inquires to him probabaly 150+ over the next year. He made 7 sales before I moved and had to get a different number.

Yes, I got a couple of nice presents and some cash out of it. But nothing as nice as knowing I was able to steer business away from the patronizing idiots at the first company.

EK said...

Alfred Hitchcock's "Spellbound"--fair, but not great. The dream sequence by Dali is what the film is best known for today.

Doug Wright said...

One day, years ago, shortly after dinner, my phone rang so I answered it with my usual greeting! The caller demanded: "Who is this?" My response was: "Who are you?" The caller became very angry and cursed me out. I then hung up. Shortly after the phone rang and the caller told me it was rude to hang up on him!

Moral of the story: None! Life goes on!

Cheers.

Chip Ahoy said...

Mary Ellen, here's your plates. Now stop calling, please, Daddy's busy.

Ann Althouse said...

LOL.

BTW, she's not saying "This is your dad." She's saying "This is [name deleted]." I have the name but I clipped it out. It begins with J and ends with D.

Freeman Hunt said...

From August:

Wrong Number Texter: "Did you make it home ok gorgeous"
Me: "Yeah, I met a really cool guy on my way. He gave me a ride. Do you think you can pick me up from his house?"
Texter: "Yeah where would i need to go"
Me: "Just kidding. You texted the wrong number last night. Good luck with 'gorgeous.'"
Texter: "Is this kelsey"
Me: "No. Completely wrong number. This is Steve."

I am not a Steve, but I'd like for wrong number texters to think I am.

I was rather surprised that he was willing to pick her up from another man's house.

Lem said...

Althouse.. the Smithsonian called.. they want their phone back ;)

MamaM said...

I'm stuck wondering what Mary Catherine has done to earn a Black Heart.

BJM said...

@Freeman

I was rather surprised that he was willing to pick her up from another man's house.

Booty text?

deborah said...

Think if a lot of posters interpreted the plates as the the caller described. I don't think I would have went with a black heart, a la Chip.

deborah said...

PS, I wasn't thinking straight, and when the lady was describing the leaves, I thought, 'can't she tell they're holly leaves?'

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