Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wrong Number

I keep getting this voicemail on my work line, "This message is for Charlie. Please call the Office of Pat Barnes at (blah, blah, blah). Thank you."

Uh...their first clue should be that my greeting starts with, "This is the voicemail for (my full name)..." (not Charlie) at such and such institution and secondly, do I even sound like a Charlie (I'm assuming Charlie is male)? Hello people.

It's not the like voicemails I sometimes get on my personal cell phone at 2 a.m. in the morning from some drunk guy, "Hey man...we're here at the Venetian...where are you at, dude?"

Forget about the annoying voicemails to my business line; I feel bad for the poor company wasting their time and money leaving voicemails that I just delete. I thought calling them to let them know Charlie is not at this number but if they can't (hire competent people who can) figure it out then it's their loss.

March 13, 2008
My office phone rang this morning and I can tell by the phone number displayed by my caller ID that it was from the Office of Pat Barnes.

I answered, "Good morning. This is (my full name)"

She asked, "Good morning. I am calling for Charlie Lee." to which I responded that there's no Charlie Lee at this number and if she would kindly remove my number from their listing.


(Oh, did I mention that my co-worker had received the same phone call a couple of times before I did?)

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