You might have flip-flopped something in the script, there, racer.
I’ve had a few memorable weird calls. Once I had an ad in a local freebie classifieds rag for a drum kit I was trying to sell:
Female Caller: You’ve got some drums for sale?
Me: Yeah, it’s a 3-piece kit; bass, wing-tom and floor-tom, but no snare drum.
Female Caller: I don’t know much about drums - what’s a snare drum?
Me: It’s the one that rattles a bit when you hit it.
Female Caller: So then, you’re a drummer?
Me: Er…, yes?
Female Caller: Well, so, uh, how tall are you?
It devolved into a tale of her being one of a group of horny stewardesses stuck in this city for the weekend, looking for some stallions. She wanted me to meet her behind a dumpster on a funky street on the far side of the city from the airports. Yeah, right.
It was weird because this was 30 years ago, before the 'net, 900 numbers, phone sex and all that.
Not having learned my lesson, I shortly thereafter placed an ad to sell my saxophone in the same paper. Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side was a hit at the time, so I started my add with, “Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side.” And then I gave the particulars of the instrument and the asking price. What you have to remember is that this was long before personal ads were what they are today, and, it was in the Musical Instruments section.
Being, as I was at that time, rather on the move, I asked my Mom to take the calls at her place. I never got any of 'em, but Mom related several conversations with those who had read a little more into the ad. You can thank me later, Mom.
When I lived in Austin, my roommate and I moved and got a new phone number. Most of our friends got it just fine and all, or most, was well. But we started getting a lot of wrong number calls for Hector Garcia* and family
After a couple of weeks of that, I got a call:
Caller: Hello, is this Ringo?
Me: Yeah, who’s this?
Caller: This is Hector Garcia - have there been any calls for me?
Me: A bunch, pal, what’s the deal?
Caller: Is this XXX-XXXX?
Me: Yeah, that’s my phone number.
Caller: Well, it’s mine, too. You need to call Dave.
Me: Tell Angie to call Enrique. What are we going to do?
He said he’d deal with the phone company (there was only one at the time); we’d both been assigned the same number.