The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 November 2003

You can't catch me

One of the Major Utilities around here found themselves with a service order and insufficient information to fill it, or so they thought, so they tried to call me on the old land line. I know this because their phone number turned up on Caller ID.

What's interesting here is that you can't call them back; you dial the number given, you get the standard tripartite tone and then the canned voice of the intercept operator telling you that this number has been disconnected or is no longer in service. Then, of course, the same number shows up the next day as having called again.

This sort of screwing around with the general public really ought to be barred — or, alternatively, made available to the rest of us.

Posted at 7:32 AM to Dyssynergy

I figure if their question isn't important enough to leave a message, it isn't important at all.

OTOH, if you don't have a machine on that line, get one.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:22 AM on 21 November 2003

Don't screw with the phone company. I'm not saying they had anything to do with any grassy knolls, but I think we all know what page I'm on.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 8:33 AM on 21 November 2003

Yeah, and those phone police. <shudder!>

Posted by: McGehee at 11:25 AM on 21 November 2003