wrong number

  1. what do you do when you realize you must have dialed the wrong number???????
  2. Poll: what do you do when you realize you must have dialed the wrong number?

    • hang up immediately!

      5.08% 3
    • apologize and then hang up.

      69.49% 41
    • ask "is this 555-???? then apologize and hang up.

      23.73% 14
    • other

      1.69% 1
    59 Votes
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  4. by   extremebean
    i hate wrong numbers to my house!!!!! the number i have used to be an investigative service, so people are ALWAYS calling for help with very personal matters (i think my spouse is cheating, i need a summons served to so-and-so). they start talking and spilling their guts often before i can tell them they have wrong number!!! they leave names on my voice mail even. sometimes i don't know if i should call them and tell them they have the wrong number........some of the messages sound so desperate! i could be evill and really have some fun with it..........but that would be just so wrong.........
    I always apologize. I hate getting a call, and when I tell them it's a wrong number, they rudely hang up! No sorry, no nothing!

  6. by   Audreyfay
    I always apologize and then ask, did I dial.....? Thank you. I then dial again. 50% of the time, the number I have down is wrong, then I have to find the right one. If I don't ask the question, I end up dialing the same darn number, and the person has to answer again. It is kind of fun to see how my dyslexia gets into my ability to dial numbers. One time I dialed a number (that incidentally was transcribed incorrectly by the department secretary), the husband answered, and said, "Oh, she's in the tub. I'll bring her the phone." You guessed it. It was a wrong number anyway. So I told the lady that it was so nice of her to speak with someone she didn't know while she was in the tub. I wished her a nice bath and went on to finding the correct number.
  7. by   kittyw
    My number is one digit off of a Planned Parenthood type program - I get lots of interesting phone calls.... of course no one listens to the message before they leave their message!
  8. by   kids
    My old phone number had previously been the number for the Plush Pippin...a local restaraunt & pie bakery that had closed...I would get 50+ calls in the week before Thanksgiving & Christmas.

    I bake pretty good pies, I considered taking orders to make some money on the side.

    Has anybody ever received a wrong number call and had the person ask you to look up the right number for them? Happens a couple of times a week at my job.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i state than i am sorry but i have the wrong number and usually people are nice about it.
  10. by   whipping girl in 07
    Our PCU, PICU, MICU, and SICU are one digit off from each other, and we get wrong number calls constantly. Usually I am nice and transfer them, but I always tell them what the extension is because half the time I end up disconnecting phone calls when transferring. Of course, the occasional "*******" doctor always gets disconnected when he dials the wrong number.

    Ooops, did I do that?