Gray Flannel Dwarf

6/24/2003

202-RULE-YOU

I could have started an international incident a few minutes ago.

A while back, when I got my third mobile phone, through a third provider, I of course got a third phone number. After getting stuck with an ugly ass 571 number before, I decided I didn’t want to risk it again. So when I asked the rep if I could assure that I’d get a 703, and he told me that no, that wasn’t possible, I decided to get a DC 202 number. Besides, having a metropolitan number is cooler anyway, right?

So I’m sitting here at work, mindin’ my bidness, when my phone rings. I fish it outta my pocket and answer.

“Hello?”
“Yes, hello Mr. Ambassador…”

OOPS!
So I’m guessing there’s some ambassador, either to or from the US, who has a mobile number close to mine.

I can just see it… imagine I went with the ruse…
“Hello?”
“Yes, hello Mr. Ambassador…”
“Hello… yes, please note that the military advancement has continued without delay, and we expect to commence activity in the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Please rest assured that you will be informed of all events. *click*”

But I’m not that stupid.

Update: A Google search from the phone number reveals that it was someone calling from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Ironically, it seems like the sort of organisation you’d like to have calling you, chulitatota.


cswiii @ 2:24 pm