Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sorry, Wrong Number

Check out my latest, Patch article in which we get a phone number that had been previously held by a gun shop.  

And then lots of people call us thinking that we sell guns.  Get it?

See, people keep calling us thinking that we're a gun shop, and then I tell them that we're not, and hilarity ensues.

Oh, just click HERE already.

21 comments:

  1. I tried a couple of times to leave a comment!

    First, it told me I needed to log in. I was sure I had joined The Patch before, so I entered my usual username/password.

    Told me: Wrong username/password

    So I clicked "Forgot password" and entered my email.

    It told me: "No user with that email."

    So I went through the sign-up process again, and it told me, "There's already a user with that email."

    But it's not that big a deal: I was just going to hijack your comment section to let everyone in the readership know that "Margie" no longer lives at my house, and they should stop trying to call her there.

    Hilarious article, once again! I particularly enjoyed your conversation with the old man yelling at the cloud. He called my house looking for Margie yesterday.

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  2. Great article! Our number is similar to an Affordable Dentures location, but unfortunately many of the people who call seem to also be older and have hearing difficulties, so it can be hard to explain the issue to them. :)

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  3. Now you've got me all curious....do you sell guns? Cause you never really answered that question...

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  4. What a bunch of asshole! I mean really! Did it ever occur to them to have the number forwarded?

    Boy, you're patient! They should have paid you for being their answering service. They obviously never did anything about it. Guess business is good.

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  5. So, we have had our "new" home number for a full year next week. We receive MULTIPLE debt calls every f*cking day of our lives. The craptastic, debt-holding assholes who had our number are being sued by everybody but God. Rat bastards. We've asked to be removed from lists, told them that the debtors they seek no longer have that number - duh, they probably lost their phone account. *shakes fist*

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  6. We used to have this problem too! Only the business was a call girl service. I'm so no not kidding! I used to field 5 calls a day. My husband took them occasionally too, pretending to be a 55-year old hooker from San Salvador who would insist on all sorts of degrading acts before "she'd" give the john the time of day. One time, he had this guy agreeing to drive up to Santa Barbara to get pooed on! LOL! Finally, my husband broke character and said, "You are ONE sick dude!"

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  7. All I'm sayin' is...you are DEFINATELY a much nicer person than me.

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  8. **awww** Old Man Yelling at Cloud sounds cute!! And you're so nice to help people out! Glad you got to the root of the problem, hopefully you'll just get the last few stragglers and it'll die down.

    Please don't hate me, I tagged you over on my blog. Don't feel you have to do it though!

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  9. I love the picture of you with your new fangled phone, alarm clock and poofy blouse. Fetching.

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  10. Another great article, Lynn!

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  11. I get calls all the time for Marcos Sandoval, who I believe owes someone child support. They call and call and call.

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  12. My folks have a number that is very similar to the local movie theater. They often get calls from people trying to get show-times. (just like the Seinfeld episode!) we kept trying to get my dad to answer the phone in his best "movie phone" voice.
    "Why don't you just tell me the name of the movie you want?"
    Still kills me.

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  13. OMG, I'm peeing myself at Cheryl D. up there.

    I have the opposite problem. I can't keep the 1-800 and the 1-888 straight on the toll free number to my bank. Consequently, I frequently dial up a phone sex line. I think I talked to Cheryl D.'s husband last time.

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  14. Haha for Grace's comment! (See - this is why it pays to be last commenter...)

    I'm with you Lynn - don't mess with people calling a gun shop or looking for that target practicing schedule! Just keep 'em happy. :)

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  15. Now I have that Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Telephone song stuck in my head. Thanks.

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  16. Your country freaks me out with your gun laws. I would crap my duds if anyone rang up in relation to a gun.

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  17. My number used to be one digit different from a pub called "The Quiet Man". Whenever I'd get a call saying "Is this 'The Quiet Man'?", I'd reply with "I can be pretty chatty once you get to know me."

    They never laugh.

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