Make sure that you know who you're talking to first
Since before cell phones were even thought of, people have been calling up the wrong numbers, embarrassing themselves, and possibly giving a total stranger private information about themselves. It’s even funnier these days since you can send photos through text. There seems to be no end to mis-dialing in sight. While you think that you’ve got the best mis-dial story ever, it may not even compare to these crazy wrong number shenanigans.
Best Misdial Ever
Got a call from a crying lady about seven years ago saying over and over “Mom passed away I don’t know how, do you. ..you were supposed to be there….”
I’m freaking out because she sounded like my sister, at least through the hysterical crying and talking. After the first two minutes of trying to get a word edgewise to my “sister” she says she doesn’t know how to make it to Marion.
Come to find out not my sister but some poor lady whose mom passed and hysterically mis dialed her brother. I was living in Cincinnati at the time and the mom, family, and funeral was in Marion a bit north of Columbus.
She apologized and calmed down, but by this point I was kind of drawn in based on the emotional roller coaster. So I asked her where she lived and found out who she was….very sad situation. So I told her I’d pick her up from Lexington, KY and take her to Marion the next day. I met some of her family and left.
Now for the last seven years I get a Christmas card from this sweet lady, and she’s come to my home a few times for my kids birthdays. My family as well to some of her life events. (sandy0723)
There was a hostage situation with multiple shootings where I live last year sometime. Got a random call from some lady in a completely different state shortly after the media grabbed ahold of the situation.
When I answered she yelled “TRISHA, YOU OK BABY?!” I informed her she had the wrong number. She apologized, then she said “Are you ok though? I heard about the hostage situation going on. You’re safe? Right?”
I live about 25 mins from where the hostage situation took place. But it made me smile that she stayed on the phone with a wrong number to make sure this stranger was ok too. She actually still calls every couple of months to say hi. (Lailyna)
Getting in Touch
About 12 years ago I got a phone call from an elderly woman looking to talk to her granddaughter. When I told her it was the wrong number she hung up and then immediately call back again. Finally asked her what phone number she was calling, and it turned out it was mine. She seemed really sweet, and after a couple minutes of talking it we determined that the new phone number that I had must’ve been her granddaughter’s old phone number.
She gave me her granddaughter’s name and town, and within a few minutes of Google searching and basically cyber stalking, I was able to find the woman’s new phone number. I gave it to her, and she was able to contact her granddaughter. (mrwhibbley)