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Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 16:47:29 -0500 (Est)
From: Tele Fun
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Wrong Number

Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:11:01 EDT
From: QmDDT

I was sitting at my desk, when I remembered a phone call I had to make.
I found the number and dialed it.  A man answered nicely saying,

I politely said, "This is John Reiner and could I please speak to Robin
Bishop?"  Suddenly the phone was slammed down on me!  I couldn't believe
that anyone could be that rude.

I tracked down Robin's correct number and called her.  She had
transposed the last two digits.

After I hung up with Robin, I spotted the wrong number still lying there
on my desk.  I decided to call it again.  When the same person once more
answered, I yelled "You're a jerk!" and hung up.

Next to his phone number I wrote the word "Jerk," and put it in my desk
drawer.  Every couple of weeks, when I was paying bills, or had a really
bad day, I'd call him up.  He'd answer, and then I'd yell, "You're a
jerk!"  It would always cheer me up.

Later in the year the phone company introduced caller ID.  This was a
real disappointment for me, I would have to stop calling the jerk.
Then one day I had an idea.  I dialed his number, then heard his voice,
"Hello."  I made up a name.  "Hi. This is Joe with the telephone company
and I'm just calling to see if you're familiar with our caller ID

He went, "No!" and slammed the phone down.  I quickly called him back
and said, "That's because you're a jerk!"

And the reason I took the time to tell you this story, is to show you
how if there's ever anything really bothering you, you can do something
about it.

Just dial 742-4522.

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