I woke up this morning to the sound of my self phone ringing. The person on the other line asks me “is Christine there?” I tell them that they must have the wrong number, but DAN tells me that I’M mistaken. I say “Dan, there is know Christine here you must be mistaken because this is my cell phone YOU are calling”. He continues to tell me that my number came up on his caller idea with a message for him to call her back. Ah ha! I figured it out. This mystery woman, Christine just got herself a new cell phone service and her carrier accidentally gave her my number, which I have had since the time cell phones came in suitcases and weighed about 25 pounds. I get up and do the usual stuff before heading to the office and my cell phone rings again; it’s another person for Christine. I again repeat the same damn story and hang up. After about eight calls for Christine my phone rings; “Hello, hi Christine, yes, yes, Christine can you please call your service and let them know about their mix-up”. She tells me that she already did, but the reason she’s calling me is to ask if I can call her when someone calls for her on my number. Did you all get that? SHE WANTS ME TO BE HER SECRETARY! Firstly, I don’t know this woman, secondly, I DON”T KNOW THIS WOMAN! and thirdly, HER FRIENDS ARE WASTING MY MINUTES BY CALLING ME! I said that it would be an inconvenience for me and reiterated that she needs to call her cell phone carrier back.
I called my service and they told me that they will handle the problem. They also apologized for the inconvenience and told me that they will reimburse me for any minutes that were used involving this issue.
Dan called me back a couple of times; we are becoming good friends now.