[Magdalen] Blocking calls??

Scott Knitter scottknitter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 17:56:43 UTC 2020

A friend back in East Cupcake enjoyed making sure any new phone number he
received was a nice round one: easy to say, and sounds important -
517-336-5000, if I recall correctly.

Too bad for him that 517-332-5000 was the box-office phone number at the
Michigan State University performing arts center. An easy one-digit error
for anyone in that local area to make.

I think he just adopted the habit of saying immediately, "Sorry, you've got
the wrong number. Please be sure to dial 332 and not 336. Goodbye."

On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 11:04 AM Brian Reid <brian at reid.org> wrote:

> When I graduated from college in 1970 I got an apartment in Greenbelt,
> Maryland  with 3 of my friends. Our phone number was very similar to
> that of a popular pizzeria. If after answering "Hello" the caller began
> a pizza order, we would take their order and promise 30 minute delivery.
> In the 2 years we lived there we probably took 200 orders. No one ever
> called back to inquire about their order.

Scott R. Knitter
Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois USA

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