Having fun with wrong phone numbers

grandgnu

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At our new office in Tampa, our phone # is one digit away from a Lowes store, so we get their calls all the time.
What I've started doing is asking people what department they want, then I say I'll transfer them. Then I "transfer" them to every department but the one they asked for, and I keep using different names and voices as I do it.

Just had a guy call looking for Receiving so I "transferred" him to John in Hardware, then Mike in Lumber, then Ethel in Layaway.
So far the record is someone being "transferred" five times.
 

Chicken Rob

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I used to be one digit off from a pizza place in town. Sometimes I would take their orders and then call it in just slightly wrong.

Them: I'd like a large pepperoni/mushroom pizza

What they'd get:large pepperoni with half mushrooms half onions.

Sometimes I'd call it in correctly.

Sometimes I wouldn't call it in at all.

Sometimes I'd tell them they had the wrong number.

This was 28 years ago. I was more mischievous then.
 

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Best wrong number movie scene. Danny Devito telling the caller that "Debbie" couldn't come to the phone because his junk was in her mouth! Too funny.
 

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When I lived in Philly the last 4 digits of the number that I had was the same. A cab company had the same last 4 digits too.

I had a lot of fun with people calling for cabs.
 

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I am 1 number off of Farm Bureau insurance. I've often been tempted to tell them "Your policy doesn't cover that", but within the first few seconds I realize that they are old. Every time, old. They just call, give me whatever information they want to spew out (policy number, address, full name, social security number). I just feel sorry for them, because they may have been bright individuals at one time, and now they are just charging headlong into a scam. I plan to give up my land-line someday, but that will put this number into the hands of someone else that may have a more corrupt moral compass.

And I may become the old person.
 
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