OK, so my wife and I recently moved into our new home together. Since our house is in the same town where she had been living for the last year, we had her phone number transferred to the house. Which is to say that nobody else has had this number other than my wife for over a year.
At the new house, I programmed the answering machine with the following message:
A couple of weeks ago I got home and found a message similar to the following on the machine:
[I called the number the secretary left, but since it was after 5:00 I had to leave a message on their machine.]
A few days later, I got another message along the lines of the following:
[I also called that number back, but after getting a recorded message that “All of our customer representiatives are busy. Please hold for the next available representative,” I hung up.]
What the hell is wrong with these people? I don’t feel like mentioning my last name here in this thread, but I guarantee you that it is not even remotely similar to “Anderson” or “Gonzoles.” Do these people even bother to listen to the outgoing message on the machine to verify that they have the right number, or are they just too stupid to realize they’ve dialed incorrectly? If the phone message states that you haven’t reached the party you are trying to reach, hang up and try again, morons!
Somewhere out there is a poor girl who might have missed her surgery and a guy who was unable to purchase his house. And that pisses me off much more than anything else.