Do you still have a land line in your home, or are you totally dependent upon cell phones?
We have a land line, but we seldom answer our home phone. We allow the answering machine to pick up the calls. Typically the messages are from the pharmacy. Those times when we do answer the home phone, the calls are ususally someone telling us in a foreign accent they are our grandchild in need of money from a serious accident. We play along, then play GOTCHA!
Other times the calls are from Medicare insisting we accept the FREE support brace for our knees or back, which we do not require.
And the best ones are when Social Security or the IRS insists we are about to be arrested if we do not respond to their bogus attempts to access personal info.
I ANSWERED THE HOME PHONE YESTERDAY...
A male voice, sounded to be in 20s, mumbled something.
I asked, "What did you say?
He said, "Clock me out!"
I asked, "Who IS this?"
"This is Rick. Clock me out!"
"Sorry, you have the wrong number."
"No I don't. This is Rick. CLOCK. ME. OUT!"
"Okay." I said and hung up.
Rick is going to be sorry.
Many years ago my neighbor Rose received a phone call from her husband Ray at midday.
They made small talk and he asked her to pick up the clothes from the cleaners.
She said she would and she mentioned one of his buddies by name.
They conversed for fifteen minutes before she asked, "Who is this?!"
He responded, "Ray! Who is this?"
She replied, "Rose."
They were both married to the same named spouses.
THEN they realized they were talking to the right names but the wrong people.