The phone rang.
Is that x?
No - I think you may have the wrong number.
Is that Australia?
That's a long way to get a wrong number, isn't it.
said the voice and hung up.
Comments: long way
I put it down to global warming myself.
Extreme weather conditions means disorientated people;
Disorientated people means communication problems;
Federal Parliament is a living example of communication problems;
miscommunication means being unable to connect;
Therefore, people dial the wrong numbers.
We do it all the time without even knowing it.
That is why nothing seems to work anymore.
Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at December 10, 2003 07:53 PM
Wouldn' ov happened if my Mrs Maclean had been at her switchboard macramaniacally arranging the cords, plugs and sockets.
Sadly she passed over many moons ago. However she's still keeping her nimble hand in.
"Miss d'Arc? O.K. Hold the line a mo, putting you through to Ms. Shirley MacLaine right now."
Posted by Sedgwick at December 10, 2003 08:51 PM
"What time is it there? What's the weather like?"
Posted by Nora at December 11, 2003 12:14 AM
Australia? That's a nice name. He/She may need a very big phone.
Posted by Tony.T at December 11, 2003 11:28 AM
Australia Heavenly Hirani Tiger Speck Wildhorse Lilly Peaches Honeyblossom Keypsiia Blue Daydreamer to give the full christened name.
Doubt me? http://www.amiright.com/names/siblings/h.shtml
Posted by Sedgwick at December 11, 2003 12:03 PM
Ms. B. you must have woken the Gods. I haven't had a wrong number call for months and months. Just had one. It was so disappointingly prosaic.
Posted by Sedgwick at December 11, 2003 01:36 PM
Or maybe Gary's theory is right, Mr. S.
and global warming means global wrong-numbering.
and I'm half thinking of answering the phone with the new greeting:
Hello, this is Australia speaking...
(still prefer my last wrong number of july 22 though...)
Posted by boynton at December 11, 2003 02:01 PM