Friday, February 9, 2007

We Are Not the Phone Number You Are Looking For

When Forrest and I signed up for our DSL service, we had to get a landline too. This is fine, since it means we have a cool rotary phone and a "throw away" number we don't mind putting down on forms. And we do occasionally get telemarketers. But what's unusual is the number of plain ol' wrong numbers we get.

Please, Peoples of Telephonic World, double-check your number! We are not the phone number you are looking for. For example:

  • We are not Jason.
  • We are not Carrie of United Airlines.
  • We are not Farm Supply.

If we got a larger percentage of Farm Supply wrong numbers (we're only one digit off), we would consider answering the landline phone as "Hello, Not Farm Supply." But we also have to contend with being Not Jason and Not Carrie/Not United Airlines. Ah, the dilemmas in life.