Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unavailable, Unknown Number

So do you ever get these phone calls at your house?  We seem to get them more and more even though I added our number to the 'No Call' list.  There are two schools of thought on how to deal with these calls in our house.  My school of thought is to not bother answering.  They never leave a message so it's not tying up our machine and we always know it's them thanks to caller ID.  Now the other school of thought is to answer the phone and mess with the telemarketer on the other end of the line.  R thinks this is hysterical as do the children.  It gives me stress but they find it amusing.  So this morning at around 9:30 the phone rang and it was Unavailable once again.  R picked up the phone.  So on my side of the line I hear:

      "How did you get this number?"...... "No there is no one by that name living here"
       "No he doesn't live here."......"No he has never lived here I can't take a message."

Hmmmm.....  So turns out the call was for our mail friend Steven Reilley.  Steven Reilley comes from Worcester and in the past year moved to our town.  He moved to a lane or ave not sure which with the same name as our road.  So we live at ## ABC Road and he lives at ## ABC Lane.  Well since he moved we get his mail on a daily basis!  One piece of mail came with a forwarding sticker which is how I was able to identify where this person lived prior to at our house!  Anyway last spring we had a message on our machine for Steven.  That started my quest to straighten things out.

Back to this morning.  When R told the caller that Steven didn't live at this number she asked if he would give him a message.  How dumb can someone be?

I wonder what Steven owes and to whom?

So that's how we started our day today.  Very funny!


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