Wrong numbers

10/04/2008 7:04 pm
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So someone just called me from Texas looking for a Kevin. I told them I thought they had the wrong number and they just said, "Ok". Which leads to this very important question: Is it weirder for a wrong number caller to accept your bad news without any surprise at all and move on or to refuse to accept that it indeed is a wrong number even though you have the phone in your hand and are clearly not the person they were trying to reach? I'm torn on this one, please discuss.
vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
10/04/2008 @ 10:08:43 PM
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I have people call me at work and say, "Is this Gevalia?" "Is this Charter?" and when I tell them no, they ask, "Are you sure?"

No lady, I'm confused...?
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Carlos44ec messed with this at 10/31/2008 1:11:10 pm
wendy.gifWendy - 163 Posts
10/31/2008 @ 12:42:30 PM
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I know this is a weeks-old thread but I just got the most hilarious voicemail.
We got a new phone system at work over the summer and I keep getting wrong numbers all the time.
The voicemail from last night is from a lady who sounds very old and very very pissed. At me.
"In the telephone directory, this number is listed as J&J security locks, but you keep answering the phone so obviously there is something wrong here. Who are you? Maybe you should check into it."
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
10/31/2008 @ 02:09:10 PM
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I got a series of wrong number texts the other day. Even after I identified that I had no idea who this person was they tried to refresh my memory as to who they were by saying "I know you like to [lewd sexual act done to this person]"

While I'm sure that would definitely jog my memory, were I this person, I had to inform this person again I don't know them, but I'm having a laugh at their expense. Picturing this person crawling into a hole to curl up and die I consider the matter settled.

A while later I get a text saying "Is this Troy?" I reply "No, I don't even know a Troy." and once again consider this chapter of my life closed.

A while later I get a text asking who I am.

I don't get free texts, so this was setting me back 40 cents an exchange, and seeing that this wasn't resolving itself I told them they had a wrong number, I'm not telling them my name (Why did they even care), this was costing me money, and to stop it.

I don't understand why 60-70% of interactions with a wrong number ends with you defending yourself for this slight against the person who initiated it.

Edit: So to answer Alex, it's much weirder to refuse to believe it. Especially, in this day an age of people changing cell numbers hourly. Generally speaking you have a decent idea of when you're calling a right number and when you're dialing "blind" anyway.
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Jeremy perfected this at 10/31/2008 2:31:17 pm
scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
10/31/2008 @ 02:29:31 PM
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I work for a company called "NexTech", and we get calls fairly often asking about our cell phone plans (Nextel).
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Cube Phenomenoligist
10/31/2008 @ 02:37:25 PM
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Wendy Wrote - Today @ 12:42:30 PM
I know this is a weeks-old thread but I just got the most hilarious voicemail.
We got a new phone system at work over the summer and I keep getting wrong numbers all the time.
The voicemail from last night is from a lady who sounds very old and very very pissed. At me.
"In the telephone directory, this number is listed as J&J security locks, but you keep answering the phone so obviously there is something wrong here. Who are you? Maybe you should check into it."


This really begs the question "Why does she keep trying?" Is there only one locksmith/security company in Madison? Did she think the 5th time she tried your Voicemail message would change?
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newalex.jpgAlex - I don't need to get steady I know just how I feel
11/10/2008 @ 10:27:38 PM
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A little off topic, but after getting used to texting how weird is it to try and dial a phone number that gets clever with the letters? Like 1-800-CITI-IRA. I wanted to hit 2 3 times to get a C.
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
11/11/2008 @ 07:57:24 AM
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get a phone with a full keypad and you'll end up smacking your head on the wall trying to remember to push the shift button for numbers.
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