Thursday, March 22, 2007

Please hang up and try again

We occasionally get calls for the wrong number, like most people do once in a while. But probably half of the wrong number calls we get are for Walgreens. For a long time I didn't realize why everyone was calling us to reach Walgreens, until I finally looked up their number and it has the same numbers as ours, but 2 are switched. Anyway, one day I got one such call and this is how it went:

Me: Hello?

Them: Um, hi? Who is this?

Me: (thinking, shouldn't you know, you called me?) This is Kara.

Them: Is this Walgreens?

Me: (with Veggietales blaring loudly in the background and Baby screaming in my lap) No, this is the ****** house.

Them. (obviously not understanding) Oh. Well, I'm trying to call Walgreens.

Me: Well, this is the ****** residence, sorry.

Them: So, this isn't Walgreens?

Me: (getting a bit annoyed) No.

Them: Oh. Okay. click

Seriously, the conversation went on about 3 minutes while I'm trying to calm screaming Baby. The guy was totally thick-headed lol.


Dawn said...

We've had our number for almost 3 years and STILL get phone calls for another family! Drives me BATTY!!

Chelle / Chel said...

That cracks me up and reminds me of some of my work stories. People are funny!