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Plaidman
03-31-2008, 03:21 PM
So, Not five minutes ago my cell phone rings. Don't know the number, but my memory been pretty bad lately, so I answer.

Me: Hello?
Caller: Hi <My name!>. Doesn't sound like a telemarketer, (Too early too I think).
Me: ...um. Morning. Who's this?
Caller: <Name>
Me: ...uh... who?
Caller: <giggles cute giggle> Your daughter!

:eek:

Me: Um... Think you got the wrong number, I'm only 23, and I don't have a daughter.

Caller: :o Oh... Um... Ok. Have a good morning :)
Me: You too :)

Strange. :)

Trayol
03-31-2008, 03:23 PM
I've had that happen before; I've even done it myself.

Plaidman
03-31-2008, 03:37 PM
Still creepy. I may have a /common/ name, but what are the odds of a stranger calling me that thinking I was her father?

Becks
03-31-2008, 03:41 PM
Weird.

I don't think I've ever done that.

I think maybe once or twice I was going to call the man, and accidentally called my sister. And then another couple of times I meant to call my sister and got the man instead.

Toujin
03-31-2008, 08:56 PM
In VA, we occasionally get a call from an elderly woman looking for someone named 'Gloria'. She quickly seems to realize that she's called a wrong number upon hearing my confused reaction, though.

Someone once called and asked for our home's previous owners, despite the fact that they haven't lived here for at least 5 years.

A guy once called late at night and asked if we were the 7-11. When I told him that this was a residence in a somewhat annoyed tone, he responded "Why are you getting angry? I'm the one who called a wrong number."

Back when I lived in CA, we often got calls from someone looking for 'Scott Downs'.

crazylegs
03-31-2008, 09:00 PM
In the phone book for our town there is an entire page devoted to our surname its that common, but thats never happened to me.

Bizarre.

monolayth
03-31-2008, 10:00 PM
I get almost that same reaction from my father and brother whenever I call them. It's like they forget that I exist.

ArcticChicken
03-31-2008, 10:01 PM
Someone once called and asked for our home's previous owners, despite the fact that they haven't lived here for at least 5 years.

I can top that. The house I used to live in had been owned by someone else for 22 years. Still getting calls for multiple previous owners/residents.

BookstoreEscapee
04-01-2008, 12:31 AM
Last week my cell phone rang while I was at work. It was my mom. Usually my parents just send me email so I can answer them at my convenience, so if my phone actually rings I expect something potentially important.

She meant to call my dad.

powerboy
04-01-2008, 06:12 AM
She meant to call my dad.

Happens to my family. I once was going to call my mom for something and I ended up calling my grandma. Despite them not being close to each other in my cell phone's address book

Caveat Emptor
04-01-2008, 12:18 PM
When I was in grad school, I received messages for "Andy" to call "Eric" back. Well, I am Andy, but I knew no Eric at the time. They called back twice and each message was increasingly indignant that I had not called "Eric" back. I finally briefly changed the outgoing message saying that I knew no "Eric" and they have the wrong Andy. The message they left, according to my roommate, went like "Uh, oh, er...<click>" :lol: