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What the hell???

Ok... If you call my house, and I'm not home, the machine says "Hi, this is Steve. I'm not here so leave a message. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP".

So why in the fuck are 80% of my messages people going "Hello??? Heeeelllloooooo?" or "Hi, may I speak to Paul Diaz please?" Apparently Paul Diaz had this number before me and even though I've had it for three years now, people are still trying to find him here.

But dude, what the fuck? I mean, I know in some cases, the obnoxious auto-dialler thingy that telemarketers use hasn't connected them by the time the machine has picked up, but that's not always it. They're talking right after the beep, so they must be hearing it. Are people not familiar with this crazy new invention called the answering machine? I think I might just give up on having a home phone. Stupid thing.

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cookieguggelman
May. 8th, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)
I get the same thing on my phone. Even when I pick up, they're like "Is Bob there?" "No, wrong number." "Are you sure?" YES AM I SURE!!! I think I would know if there's a Bob in the house! So they just hang up. And most of them seem to call when it's really really late. And they never apologize or act sheepish for being so dumb, even. Rant Rant.
4hour_ramona
May. 8th, 2003 01:42 pm (UTC)
i'm giving my home phone the heave-ho and updating my cellphone. maybe i'll even get a nifty cameraphone, i've been looking at them with wanton lust lately.
even though i just said a month ago that i was giving up the cellphone for good, i know, i know...

but i screen all my calls on the homeline, and they're all just wrong numbers anyway. feh.
vespa59
May. 8th, 2003 02:53 pm (UTC)
hey, if you get one of the sprint camera phones, i can give you my cool little application that auto-posts pictures. it's supa fly.
4hour_ramona
May. 8th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
sweet!
i have a little saving up to do, but that's the phone i'mlooking at.
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC)
there's one of two ways to get rid of people who ask for someone who is not at the number they called...to wit: hi, is herman there? no, he's dead...he ran off with the maid...no hablo ingles...io non parlo italioano...je ne parle pas francais...i killed him..he's in jail...well, you know...i did once get an obscen caller who told me he was jerking off...i said with one hand or two...never heard from him again...bastard!
vespaden
May. 12th, 2003 11:06 am (UTC)
Are you trying to tell me that this is NOT Paul Diaz' Livejournal???? Fuck!!!
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