We all get them, shoot - we've all dialed them... and felt stupid saying "oops, sorry - wrong number"
Some people just hang up when they hear my voice. Yes, I take it personally.
Some people ask for their friend in that odd voice that tells you that they already know they've blown it but are hoping against hope that their friend is allowing some complete stranger to answer their phone. Could happen... right?
With the advent of cell phones my new favorite is the text message of baby pictures... from someone I've never met. I should probably text them back and let them know that they're sending nearly naked pictures of their child to a complete stranger... but who wants to look like a pedophile?
I've always wanted to be that cool guy who ends up chatting with the caller and playing with their mind... but that requires some FAST thinking. FAST I can do... it's the thinking part that I get hung up on.
Our most recent "wrong number" call came on Sunday. Answered by my 9 yr old daughter.
They had meant to call Panda Express.
Which makes perfect sense because we have a total of ONE digit in common. I'm hoping they were ordering the shrimp - because seafood is good for your brain right?
The caller seemed to hesitate a little when that tiny little girl voice answered the phone - but he went ahead and asked if it was Panda Express anyway
Unfortunately my daughter told them they had the wrong number and hung up before I could grab the phone...
Because what I REALLY wish I'd said was "Panda Express, where Chinese Food is so authentic we use Child Labor - will this be for pick-up or delivery"