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8 November, 2006

You're not in the book

If your phone number was erroneously listed as that of a small commercial company, and you were receiving their calls, what would you do?

It seems that a private number was published on a website (to which I have editing access, but not daily fact-checking responsibility) as an alternative number for one of the businesses on campus; let's call it the hairdresser. Most callers dialed the main, correct number, but some must have used the incorrect one.

Hypothetically, after receiving a few misdirected calls I'd have rung the company myself and let them investigate the error, but that didn't actually happen. The owner of the incorrectly-listed number started issuing fake appointments....

Comments

My brother used to have a phone number that was one digit off from a pizza parlour. Occasionally, he would take orders and tell people their pizza would be delivered within 30 minutes.

Posted by Jon. at November 8, 2006 05:12 PM
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