March 26th, 2006


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jimbojones
01:38 pm - I hate people.
Some truly ancient woman just called me up, demanded to speak to someone who very definitely wasn't me - first in a language I don't know and did not recognize for sure (Creole?), and then in extremely heavily accented english - and cussed me up one side and down the other when I told her she had the wrong number. "No I DON'T! This is HIS NUMBER!" We actually argued this point for a few sentences before I gave up and hung up on her. "No, I'm sorry, this is my phone." "NO IT'S NOT, YOU SON OF A BITCH! I CALLED JIMMY! THIS IS JIMMY'S NUMBER!"

How fucking old do you have to get not to understand the principle that if you call a number, and the person who answers the phone isn't the one you wish to speak to, it's not that person's fault? I mean for fuck's sake even if you want to do the all-too-human "shift the blame away from self" thing, you'd be blaming the phone company, not the person who answers.

What the fuck does she think, that I was lurking evilly, just waiting for her to pick up the phone and call her great-grandchild or whoever, to hijack and intercept the call when it went out, so that I could tell her she had the wrong number?

Yes, I know. She's fucking old. But seriously, swear to god, not that I don't already want to die before I get old and decrepit, but PLEASE FUCKING GOD LET ME BE DEAD BEFORE I'M THAT INSANE.
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Current Mood: annoyed as hell
Current Music: now-silenced cell phone... vibrating on the tabletop

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[User Picture] From: soulranger
Date: March 26th, 2006 - 06:44 pm
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That was me, perfecting my Creole! Sak pase! ;)


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 26th, 2006 - 06:47 pm
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I have heard your voice at its worst, and it wasn't HALF that tortuously gravelled. Old hag sounded like she was gargling half a pound of phlegm through a sandpaper sack.


 
[User Picture] From: wanton_bliss
Date: March 26th, 2006 - 08:32 pm
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LET ME BE DEAD BEFORE I'M THAT INSANE

Too late...


 
[User Picture] From: staringgoldfish
Date: March 26th, 2006 - 10:03 pm
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You're sure that you aren't the Jimmy she had in mind?


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 26th, 2006 - 10:18 pm
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I'm relatively certain I haven't knocked up anybody who might have a Creole great-grandmother older than God, so, yes.


 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 12:04 am
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I've had the same thing happen with young women.

"Jimmy TOLD me this was his number! Who the hell do you think you are, bitch? LET ME TALK TO HIM! "


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 01:29 am
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... so you're saying it's the gender, not the age? =P


 
[User Picture] From: jette
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 01:49 am
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I'm saying it's not the age nor the gender, it's TEH CRAZY.


 
[User Picture] From: clme
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 04:10 am
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*sigh*

Some woman in Madison used to give out my number to strange-ass men that would stalk her.

Every couple of weeks I'd get a call from some drunk man that would not believe that they had the wrong number. In fact, they'd insist I was some guy that she was cheating on them with.

Since it was a different guy calling every couple of weeks they probably were getting cheated on of course.


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 05:06 am
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heh

lol - you should wait a few days for her to forget (she's old so actually a few minutes should do the trick) and call her asking for "Susan" then cuss her out. Maybe she'll get it? Or do I forget again that insane has no logic and this won't set her straight? :-/


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 06:30 am
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Re: heh

No, she's ghetto. And ghetto means setting your outbound CID to be hidden so that the people you harass on the phone can't call your ignorant ass back.


 
[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: March 28th, 2006 - 01:26 am
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Re: heh

ah, you tried...


 
[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 01:06 pm
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I always used to think that old people were the crankiest, bitchiest people on the planet. But then I began to realize that they started off that way, and then just got old. They also have way more time on their hands to inflict the nasty on those of us unlucky enough to cross their path.

People don't change, they just age.


 
From: jesebel
Date: March 27th, 2006 - 10:33 pm
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Bwahaha, that's awesome. I'm definitely going to have to pick a fight with the person who answers the next wrong number I dial now. Only...it would suck to have him/her come after me with one of those electric screwdrivers.


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