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Here’s What Happened When People Called the Phone Numbers Written on Bathroom Stalls

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Phone numbers are, in general, very personal things.

Unless it’s a 1-800 or company line, phone numbers represent personal contact. In today’s day and age, our numbers are synonymous with our contact in other people’s phones, so by extension, they represent us as a whole, as well as how people can get in touch with us.

According to a 2015 study by the PEW Research Center, 90% of Americans who own a cell phone “frequently” carry them on their person, and 31% never turn their phone off. Chances are you’re reading this on your phone right now.

Would you want any stranger calling your phone in the middle of the day or night? Do you enjoy sales calls or other robotic recordings? Probably not.

And that’s why seeing someone’s phone number written in public, say, inside a bathroom stall, is so weird. It’s a joke that’s been around for decades, usually given along with some innuendo, and it might even be the perfect way to prank a friend.

But while you might see a number like this in public and ignore it, these people actually called. These are their stories.

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