Post # 1
I used to work at a company that built lockers, junction boxes, ute storage boxes etc, and I had this old man call up about his colonoscopy. When I told him who he’d called, he said ‘Oh! I don’t want your blokes poking around in there!’. LOL!
Most recently, I had this number call me like a stalker and message me saying ‘Please call me’. Called him back, turns out he’d misread a number off a sign, saved it and kept calling to see if I could paint his roof 700km away!
Played a joke on my Dad once, who was calling home for a ride home from the pub. I answered saying ‘Shell Service station, this is Julie’. He hung up. He called back and my sister answered in the same fashion. He apologised, said he was trying to call home but kept getting the petrol station! We picked him up, and he was saying to my Mum that there must be a crossed line. We cried laughing!
What’s the funniest wrong number call you’ve had, or made?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
(Very friendly elderly man talking) “Hello? Oh, hi, your number called me earlier this afternoon.”
Me: “.. Hi! May I know who’s calling?”
“Charlie. I missed your call around 12.30 pm today.”
“Oh, that’s odd. Charlie, I don’t think my dog would’ve called.”
(Chuckles on the other end) “Which neighbourhood does this number belong to?”
“Oh, I don’t think I know anybody in that neck of the woods.”
“Yeah, I was at a work meeting around that time. You have a good weekend!”
Post # 4
I work in a casino restaurant in Iowa, and about six months ago I got this phone call:
Me: “[Restaurant name], this is [name], how may I help you?”
“Yeah, is this [repeats rest. name]?”
“Oh, good. What time do you guys close?”
“We close at 10 o’clock.”
“Oh, so if I make it there in the next thirty minutes I’ll be good, right?”
“Well, no, because it’s already 9:45, and we stop seating at 10, so you’d only have fifteen minutes to get here. You’d have to go to [other snack area] to get any food service.”
“But you close at 10.”
“Yes, we do.”
“So it’s only 7:45, so why are you saying you close in fifteen minutes?”
“This is [repeats restaurant name again], right?”
“Yes it is…This is [restaurant name] located in [town], Iowa.”
And then he hung up. A funny wrong number my mom got once was right after she’d gotten a cell phone, and this lady called her screaming to never speak to her son like that again. Turns out the other woman had misdialed a number of some kid that was being mean to her son.