Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Your Cell, My Cell, Which Cell??

A real conversation which took place the other day. I was trying to place a call on my cell phone.

ME: 'Hello?'
THEM: 'Where are you?'
*notice there was no 'hello'*

ME: 'Pardon me?'
THEM: 'Where are you?'
*again note the lack of hello or any other excused niceties*

ME: 'What do you mean where are you? Who are you?'
THEM: 'What?'

ME: 'Who are you?'
THEM: 'Why?'

ME: 'Because I think you have the wrong number AND I think our cells got crossed as you and I were both dialing out at the same time.'
THEM: *click*

Ain't the world such a polite place these days?


Jeni said...

If that happened to me I think I would be wanting to reach right through the phone lines -and digging in there as deeply as I could - find a certain body part and rip that person a whole new one! You're right about manners and such seeming to have gone the way of the past.

Nikki Neurotic said...

Oh, I have a cell phone story...one night I was at work and I kept getting these text messages from this guy "claiming" to be my brother...and I kept telling him that was impossible because I only had one brother and he was at home in bed (and doesn't text message) but he didn't believe me and just kept messaging me until finally it got through his skull that "I" wasn't who he wanted to talk to...and then he called to personally apoligize and all I wanted him to do was leave me the hell alone!

Akelamalu said...

Don't you just hate it when that happens!

Thanks for dropping by my blog it was good to see you. :)

Carrie said...

Hey Mau!
I saw your message on my chatbox, feel free to drop me an email if you need to.

latt├ęgirl said...

Frequent land line phone story:

Phone rings.
Me: Hello?
Them: Yeah, someone called me?
Me: Who are you? Are you sure?
Them: xxxxx (nobody I know) Your number showed up on my callers list.
Me: Someone in our house must have dialled a wrong number.

Naturally, I want to SHOUT the last four words...

I mean, if I don't recognize a phone number in my list? I don't go chasing people. If they really meant to speak to me, they'll call back.


Anonymous said...

Remember all those cute prank phone games from Jr. High?

"Hello, do you have Albert in a can?"
"Why don't you let him out?"

Real Simpsons stuff. Now with cell phones, probably all mostly REAL confusion.