Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The only possible explanation

I have had my current phone number for 4-5 years. Lately, I've been getting a lot of wrong numbers. Normally I would assume that this was Adam Brody calling to declare his love & then nervously/geekily chickening out. However, the numbers are all different. Everyone keeps asking for Katelynn. None of these people are concerned with rudimentary pleasantries like hello. Instead it goes like this:

Them: "Kaaaaaatteeeeeellllyyyynnnnnnnnnn."
Me: I'm not Katelynn & that is not a proper phone greeting. If you automatically say someone's name without first hearing their voice you won't ever know if you are talking to the right person, this is one of those times.
Them: Kaaatteeelllyyynnn how's it going.
Me: I really am not named Katelynn.
Them: Where's Katelynn?

It usually dissolves into total despondency on their part. Then I hang up the phone & try to remember where I heard the phrase fiduciary bag & wonder why I didn't think of it first. I have to say I'm a little jealous of Kaaaaaatteeeeeellllyyyynnnnnnnnnn, people are always so excited to talk to her. Every once in awhile I will get a Hiiiii, but people never say Saaarrrraaa I think because it sounds like a ghost, or a seisure or a ghost having a seisure. I can only assume that she is some sort of super stealthy super sexy spy who changes names & phone numbers so much that on this last pass she accidentally gave out my number. I have no other explanation.

11 comments:

Barrie said...

There is no way Kaaaatteeellyynnnnn is anywhere half as interesting as you!

heidikins said...

Haha! This is hilarious.

And I think that "Sara" sounds like a sneaky, breathy ghost. Definitely more spy-like than Katelynn, who could hardly pick up milk and eggs without someone shouting Kaaaaaatelyyyyyyyyynnnnnn! Not spy-like at all. ;o)

xox

LEstes65 said...

If you send me your phone number, I will call you and make you feel incredibly special with all of my various and silly greetings. I can think of MANY ways to say your name that will entertain me and probably annoy the snot out of you.

~Virginia~ said...

i'm with barrie--you'd beat katelyn hands down!

Allie said...

Maybe Adam Brody just has trouble thinking up different names and, when chickening out, asks for Katelynn every time?

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I commiserate. I only get phone spam with no one on the line.

And I must say, what sort of person is wasting their time formulating a system to call random people and say nothing?? A recorded message...something like, "Long live sugar! Down with artificial sweetners!" would definitely be preferable.

Anonymous said...

Awww, maybe one day a boy will call (a non stupid boy) and he will answer with "Sarraaa" and it not sound like a ghost! I feel your pain though: one time a Pizza Hutt gave out my house as their number and sent out fliers. That was 2 years ago. We still get calls for Cheese Pizza.

Stacy said...

Katelynn, you never stop by my blog anymore!

rubytuesdays said...

see i'd have to call and sing the sarah, sarah song...because i'm annoying like that. and sarah is a way cooler name than kaaaaaaaaaatttttteeeeeeelllyyyynnnnn which, after the OC, is the worst name ever.

Jessie2 said...

I've had the same number for about 4 years now and this past summer I had a string of calls from a few different people all asking me if I'm "the one who deals the pills?" It turned into quite a comical event after having a 20 minute discussion with some man one day about "dealing the pills". I feel your pain on the wrong number phone calls, although mine has turned into a long standing joke about "pill dealing".

Trish Ryan said...

Now you know your super secret spy name! I think this is the first step to something very, very huge!

Any chance you were enrolled in the witness protection program and forgot?