Wrong number

<RING RING> "Hello?"




"I think you have a wrong number."

Don’t you love the way people try to argue the point with you? Until it’s proven otherwise they refuse to admit that they’ve misdialled. No way, my fingers are very co-ordinated. This guy must be wrong. Dean must be there. I don’t ring wrong numbers.

(indignant, as if to say "now look")…
"563…" (then he finds his mistake) "Oh yeah. Sorry."

"No worries." <CLICK>

At least it’s only one person. Until recently we got calls for a company we’d never heard of. And whenever we asked where people got the number they got instant amnesia. We finally tracked it down when a representative from the Yellow Pages rang and asked us about next year’s listing. "Ah, whoa, stop… hold it right there…"

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.