Wrong Number

You know how sometimes people call your home and it's a wrong number, and usually it's because your current number closely resembles a now-defunct pizza place or something?

Well, I just had my second conversation that went something like this:

Ring, ring.

me: Hello?

male voice: uh...Who is this?

me: Suze. Who are you trying to call?

male voice:
I'm looking for the Pagan Men's Alliance? (confused, seeing as how he is obviously talking to a female)

me: I'm sorry, you must have the wrong number. What number did they give you?

male voice: (repeats my home phone number, digit for digit)

me:
Sorry, man. Can't help you.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Comments

Rebecca said…
Pagan Men's Alliance? Seriously?!?
Suze said…
uh-huh!
Pam said…
Wow. That is weird. Well... maybe not that weird for Madison. :-)
Anonymous said…
On occasion I have received phone calls asking for a pizza or a doctor. Pizza Hut's number has one digit different from ours, and there is a dentist in town whose number is one digit different from ours. A couple of time--and this hasn't happened in a couple months--about 3 or 4 or 5 have called for different people or businesses and they were given our number. Including same area code. I don't know. -Chanterelle
Anonymous said…
When someone calls my house and asks "Who is this?" my default answer is, "You called me. Who are you?"
Suze said…
Who are you, most recent anonymous?

In any case, I'm sure the guy said "Who is this?" because he was expecting me to answer the phone with something along the lines of "Good afternoon, Pagan Men's Alliance. How may I direct your call?" and was surprised when that didn't happen!

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