So last night, at 2:17 AM, my hubby's cell phone rings. He finally manages to realize it's ringing, to grope for it on the nightstand, and to answer it. Finally, he says, “You have a wrong number.” What happens next is kind of funny. I can't hear what the person is saying, but hubby says, “Yes you do. I'm not him.”
And, finally, “Goodbye.”
By now, I have to use the facilities. When I return, the phone rings again. I hit ignore and silent. It keeps ringing for AN HOUR. Not that I hear anything, but I can see the face light up again and again, even though I've turned it over. Then I hear the ding of a text message. And another one. Finally, after laying there and getting more and more pissed that someone can't understand they have the wrong number, I fall asleep.
This morning, there were 11 missed calls, two unrepeatable text messages to the effect that she hoped his sorry ass was enjoying the b*tch he was cheating with, and two voice messages that indicated a high level of either drug or alcohol induced rage. Whoever this guy is, his sorry *ss is in BIG trouble. Home girl is going to tear him a new one. In fact, I wonder if I'll see something on the news later about it.
It's funny, but sad too. This woman was pissed off and venting her rage. Yet, she was venting it to the wrong person. I wonder if her boyfriend/husband/whatever was really out cheating or if it's all a big mistake. At any rate, she thinks she told him off good, but she didn't. She told my husband off. Her man has no idea she's out to get him.
So have you ever been the victim of mistaken identity? Was it funny or scary? Could you see potential plot ideas in it?
Potential plot ideas? Are you kidding? LOL! This is hilarious. Yeah, I could think of a few things.
Nope never happened to me. Except I think my doppelganger is running around Norway. 😉
That was hilarious (except for the annoyance of the never-ending call).
Has your husband lived down having a whole other family he never told you about yet?
Actually, I’m fighting a mistaken identity thing right now. I keep getting calls from a collection agency for the debt of someone with a different name but my social security number. I dispute it, it goes away, then pops back up again after a couple of months. Frustrating.
Tanya: It is hilarious, isn’t it? I called my hubby at work and asked him how his b*tch was. And then I repeated a couple of the unrepeatable parts of the text message, basically the part where she calls him names. He laughed.
Cyn: It’s never happened to me either, thankfully.
Jean: Hi! Glad you commented. 🙂 Nope, he hasn’t lived it down yet because I keep teasing him. I also said what if this woman had sounded much more educated? Then I might wonder if he really was up to something…. 🙂 (Not really, only if it happened A LOT.)
Terry: Hugs! We went through something similar. Because Mike has a common name, and because there is another guy with his name who is roughly the same age and also served in the military, we found that the two credit reports were being merged. The other guy has bad credit. 🙁 It took a little bit of doing, but we got his stuff removed and I have monitoring now. Most people don’t realize that debts aren’t necessarily reported by SSN. We learned that and requested that all his be reported that way. I still get notices from the monitoring service about the other guy, but when I run the report, none of his stuff is on there.