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06 July 2009 @ 08:24 am
Strange phone call of the day  
Phone rings, waking me up. I answer instinctively but foggily.

"Hello?" 
I am met with a loud voice of a man with a heavy middle-eastern accent. "HELLO I EM OUTSIDE ATA THE CORNER VAITING. I EM ATA THE CORNER OF DAY STREET. YOU COME MEETA ME."

My brain is not computing. "What?"
"I EM ATA THE CORNER OF DAY ANDA UH CHESTER STREET. YOU COME UH MEETA ME."

This makes no sense. I don't live near the corner of any street, much less one called Day Street, and I don't recall having to meet anyone today.  I briefly wonder if I've overslept and forgotten about a client meeting, but then I realize that the call came into my personal cellphone, not my work phone.  I'm even more confused.

"Why would I come outside and meet you?! I don't know who you are or why you are here to meet me!"

"YOU LIVE AT UH ONE TWEENTY FOURA CHESTER STREET? I AM AT CORNER OF DAY AND CHESTER STREET."

"What city are you in?"

"YOU MEETA ME AT CORNER."

"What CITY, what TOWN are you currently in?"

"I AM INA SOAM-AIR-VILLE."

The light dawns.  He's at the corner of Day and CHESTNUT Streets and I just woke up enough to realize that he's a cabbie and based on the time of day, he's waiting for RYAN (to take him to the airport)! 

"Oh!  You are calling for my boyfriend.  Just a moment. I'll call him for you and he'll be right out."

I call Ryan, tell him his cab is at the corner of Day and Chestnut.  He's equally befuddled why they called me but has no time to figure it out right then so runs off to catch his cab.  It turns out the cab company had my phone number on file with his address and somehow managed to give the cabbie MY number instead of Ryan's even though I know Ryan gave them his cell when he called last night to schedule the pick-up.

Wow was that a weird wake-up call! 
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
 
Lizrazil on July 6th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
I expect I wouldn't have tried to figure it out, just saying "I think you have the wrong number," and hanging up / rolling over.
Stephghislaine on July 6th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ya, I think it made sense in some corner of my brain which is why I kept talking/asking questions.

I summarized the conversation - at one point he did say, "Oh, I call wrong person." And it was at that moment that the lightbulb went off and I said, "Oh wait! you're trying to call my boyfriend."

But for a while there I really thought I was having some bizarre dream where a middle-eastern dude expected me to come out and meet him on the corner (that doesn't exist at my house).