Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I Wish I'd Said Wednesday

Wrong Numbers.

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"

16 comments:

Cluttered Brain said...

bwahahaha. Well said.
Love it. Child labor and all.
If you are making chinese tonight I'll take the orange chicken. Thank you.

Cluttered Brain said...

HA! I beat Kristina P in the comments. Where's my prize? haha.

G-Baby said...

I got texted picture of a saxophone after it had caught on fire -- that was the weirdest. I texted them back to let them know "wrong number" but I never learned how the sax caught on fire. It keeps me up at night.

Kristina P. said...

Why don't I ever get creepy calls? It's usually The Hoff breathing heavily.

Jenny P. said...

You are funny. my husband had an exchange via text with someone that thought he was someone else. And he just kept responding... It was funny. And maybe a little mean.

lori said...

My all time favorite wrong number was the guy who sounded like my brother, so I started talking to him, then realized it wasn't said brother, but the guy said I had a nice voice and wondered if I wanted to go get a drink with him.....LOL (sure just let me ask my hubby and kids first)

Cheeseboy said...

Why does ANYONE need to call Panda Express? They don't deliver and they have the same crap every time I go in. Seriously, I wonder why they even have a phone there.

TisforTonya said...

Cheeseboy - they have a phone for the complaints that come in when they forget the eggrolls and/or cream cheese rangoons in my order.

G-baby - and now I need to know how a saxophone might catch on fire... thanks for giving me one more reason to troll the internet for useless information :)

Charlotte said...

I once accidentally called my dad's old cellphone number and the answerer told me he was dead. I guess they were tired of missed calls. Luckily I was pretty sure I would know if my dad died.

Sher said...

Yeah, I got a call for our Doctor's office the other day. I happened to know the doctor's office # and so I gave it to the caller but he kept sounding like he didn't believe that he hadn't called the right place -- as if I had stolen the doctor's offices real # somehow.

Kazzy said...

Ha! Dontcha just hate the way you always come up with the clever one-liners when it is too late?

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Teachinfourth said...

Man, you need to train those children of yours, girl!

"Miss Bee" said...

Ha!

I almost wrote an inappropriate comment that involved you including something about rats/cats/other mystery meat along with your child labor remark, but I actually like Panda Express so I censored myself.

Garden of Egan said...

That's a good one!

I have one number that separates me from another business in town. I get FREQUENT calls for them.

I just tell them the special of the week and tell them they qualify for 20% off.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

You know, it would be awkward to text them back about the baby pics at this point. However, you gotta wonder what they think when they talk to the person they think is getting them, and the person is all, "I never saw that." Don't they figure it out? Guess not, huh?