From Pine View Farm

Unknown Name, Unknown Number 1

I have been at home the last three days.

The phone has run steadily, seven or eight times a day. Almost all the calls have come from “Unknown Name/Unknown Number.” Some have come from “Unknown Name/866-xxx-xxxx.”

One came from “Real Name/Real Number.” It turned out to be “Real Name/Real Wrong Number.”

One came from “Obvious Marketing Name/Real Number.” I actually answered that one. I wanted to compliment them on not disguising their number.

But it was a recording asking me to validate an application for a new mortgage–an application I had not sent.

The Unknowns get to ring over to the answering machine. If they really want to talk with me, they can leave a message.

Surprise, surprise, surprise, no messages.

Caller ID rocks.


1 comment

  1. Karen

    November 4, 2006 at 8:36 am

    Our business number is a cell phone, simply because it can go where I have to go, when I have to go. I get the same calls, with the same solution. Unknown name/unknown number goes to voice mail. Same for the house phone. As for the marketing calls, I get plenty from website hosting companies, insurance companies looking for an “opportunity” to do business, or phone book ad salesmen. I’ve actually reported Yellow Book to the ‘Do Not Call’ registry because they won’t take no for an answer. If they don’t want to show their number, I don’t want to talk to them!