to think people are weird?

(30 Posts)
moldingsunbeams Sun 12-Jan-14 15:07:51

phone call

"Hiya its garys dad phil"
me: think you have wrong number sorry.
Phil: I don't think I have!!! (angrily)
me: You have the wrong number,
phil: huge annoyed sigh, its garys dad phil just go and get.. huge annoyed sigh again (shouts) oh it doesn't matter!! bangs phone down.

Who argues that they have called the wrong number? confused

I once had a text saying the person was really sorry to tell me aunt X had died, I replied saying sorry but they had the wrong number and they responded saying, " it's y" etc this went on for ages, then they rang me and finally believed me. Why would I mess about pretending they had the wrong number when they were telling me someone had died?!

I also got a phone call asking for Mrs A and told them they had the wrong number, they replied, " I don't think I have." I assured them they had and they told me thed ring back when my parents were home grin I'm 27 and haven't lived at home for 7 years!

NewtRipley Sun 12-Jan-14 16:12:27

Them: Can I speak to Derek
Me: There's no Derek here. I think you have the wrong number
Them: No I'm sure it's the right number
Me (helpfully): What number did you want?
Them: I'm not telling you! (bangs phone down)

Lovesabadboy Sun 12-Jan-14 16:32:57

Slightly different, but back in the late 1980's I worked in an in-store Travel Agency (travel agency within another larger shop).

We had telephones that we could use 'hands-free' so would often dial a number and let it ring out hands-free allowing us to continue with other work until the company answered. (In those days nothing was done online and most reservations were made by telephone and hours could be wasted just listening to the ringtone...no 'hold' music in those days either).

My manager had her phone ringing out one day - an obvious ringtone.
A very snooty and snotty elderly gent who was just passing by our department, stormed up to her desk, rapped on the desk with his walking stick and blustered loudly ' Well - I will know NEVER to ring you here if all you do is ignore the ringing phone!'...and stalked off before my speechless manager could even begin to explain!

Stinklebell Sun 12-Jan-14 16:34:16

Our old number used to be similar to the council's out of hours number - ie ours was 555556' theirs was 555553

We'd get 3 or 4 calls a week for OOH and about 50% wouldn't believe me that they had misdialled the number.

I had one utterly hysterical woman at 2am who I just couldn't make understand that she'd got the wrong number, I ended up taking her name and number and ringing it into OOH myself

NymodigFruOla Sun 12-Jan-14 16:38:30

The most amusing one recently was a message left on our home answerphone over Christmas. The guy had a strong, lilting accent so I struggled to grasp what he was saying - but the gist appeared to be that he was leaving a message on the phone of someone he thought was still in touch with a mutual friend who he had lost touch with a couple of years back.

The part that I did get was the reason he'd lost touch was because "I've been hiding like a bloody mongoose, right?" grin

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